Palos West Elementary School

  • Palos West Elementary School serves 623 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 61% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 63% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Palos West Elementary School's student population of 623 students has grown by 38% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 28% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students623 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Palos West Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palos West Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palos West Elementary School is 0.37, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#179 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Palos West Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
15%
26%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
78%
49%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Palos West Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.370.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Palos West Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalos CCSD 118 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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