A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
162 S York St
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Telephone
(630) 834-4530

Elmhurst School District No. 205 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1330
71 responses
Average ACT
29
450 responses
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,449
Free or Reduced Lunch
18.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,559
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$124,983,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,650/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    2%

Elmhurst School District No. 205 Reviews

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Overall, Elmhurst School District 205 is very well organized, and has great parents and people that try to make Elmhurst a better and thriving community. The district is very involved in all the schools and has a great group of members helping. They allow great changes be made and create many positive opportunities for all the students in District 205. One thing I can say is that communication is one essential aspect that District 205 can work on in order to better it's service and participation within the community. More flyers, announcements, and emails about events, would be a great way to "fix" or improve this problem.
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My experiences with this district were quite frustrating. Overall, I found the school unhelpful and unorganized with regards to staff or assisting students who need help. However, there were also many positives. A wide variety of challenging classes were offered, giving students many opportunities to take classes that interest them. The district also takes in critique and suggestions from parents, students, community members, etc. making it a very involved district (actually following through is a different story though.) Safety was always a concern, and there have been major drug issues in (mostly) the high school, making for a poor environment. There have also been major issues with certain staff, more than just a "bad quiz grade" issue. There have been many times where teachers have wrongfully disrespected students or refused to answer legitimate questions, leaving kids in confusion and sometimes leaving them humiliated.
The administrators of district 205 pass the buck and expect to get paid a big salary; yet they choose to let go of great teachers . They don't want to pay them a competitive salary and they leave. They should reduce administrator salaries. Food is horrible at York - They believe pop tarts and hot pockets are healthy food. Let's give them processed hydrogenated chemicals chemicals instead. The staff's only focus are test scores, NOT about the quality of teachers. I'd say about half of the teachers actually teach. There are some really great teachers at York but there are some really bad ones too and the administration chooses not to do a thing about it. They've dropped the ball on so many things, I could go on and on. Yes they have great success at college readiness but the level of stress and pressure they put on the kids is ridiculous.