Local Statistics

By School District 54

District 54 nurses examine the physical forms of every kindergarten and sixth-grade student. The form required by the state of Illinois asks the examining doctor to list the child’s Body Mass Index (BMI). The data is shared below.

Obese is defined as a BMI at or above the 95th percentile. Overweight is defined as a BMI at or above the 85th percentile.

Percent of District 54 Students Who Are Overweight

Grade/Year

2010

2012

2015

Kindergarten Girls

27%

27%

24%

Kindergarten Boys

28%

27%

24%

Sixth-Grade Girls

36%

35%

33%

Sixth-Grade Boys

42%

41%

37%

 Percent of District 54 Students Who Are Obese

Grade/Year

2010

2012

2015

Kindergarten Girls

14%

14%

11%

Kindergarten Boys

11%

15%

12%

Sixth-Grade Girls

18%

18%

14%

Sixth-Grade Boys

23%

22%

20%

For more information about BMI, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.