Palos West Elementary School

  • Palos West Elementary School serves 639 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Palos West Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Palos West Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • Palos West Elementary School's student population of 639 students has grown by 45% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 35% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students639 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palos West Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Palos West Elementary School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank#386 out of 3672 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
4%
5%
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Hispanic
13%
26%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
77%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.390.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalos CCSD 118 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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