Best Public Schools in Palos Heights, IL


The city of Palos Heights, Illinois is home to 6 schools, including 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. These schools serve students across various grade levels and provide educational opportunities in the local community.

Among the standout schools in Palos Heights is Palos East Elementary School, which ranks 189 out of 2,077 Illinois elementary schools and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. This school demonstrates strong academic performance, with 50-75% of students proficient or better in ELA and Math on state assessments, well above state averages. In contrast, A.B. Shepard High School lags behind state averages in SAT performance, suggesting a need for improvement at the high school level.

The schools in Palos Heights have a predominantly white student population, ranging from 70-79% white students. The percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch varies significantly, from 32% at Palos East Elementary to 64.6% at A.B. Shepard High School, indicating potential socioeconomic disparities within the district. Additionally, the student-teacher ratios range from 11.2:1 at Independence Junior High School to 16:1 at Indian Hill, which may contribute to the observed performance differences across the schools.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education.

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