Navajo Heights Elementary School

Summary:

Navajo Heights Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades 4-5 in Palos Heights, Illinois, with a student population of 156 as of the 2022-2023 school year. This high-performing school consistently outperforms the state average in academic assessments and maintains a strong statewide ranking, placing in the top 30% of Illinois elementary schools.

Navajo Heights Elementary excels academically, with 39.6% of 4th graders and 54.4% of 5th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to state averages of 35.4% and 35.2%, respectively. In mathematics, 32.5% of 4th graders and 25.4% of 5th graders were proficient or better, compared to state averages of 27.7% and 25.6%. The school also stands out in science, with 69.1% of 5th graders proficient or better, compared to the state average of 52.4%. Navajo Heights Elementary's strong performance extends to its special education and low-income student populations, ranking in the top 10% and top 20% of Illinois elementary schools in these categories, respectively.

While Navajo Heights Elementary's academic achievements are impressive, the school has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 3.6% in 2019-2020 to 20.3% in the 2022-2023 school year. Additionally, the school's student population has become more diverse, with the percentage of Hispanic students increasing from 16.03% in 2022-2023 to 18.94% in 2020-2021. Compared to nearby schools, such as Palos East Elementary, which ranks in the top 10% of Illinois elementary schools, and Worth Elementary and Worthwoods Elementary, which rank in the middle to lower range, Navajo Heights Elementary continues to excel academically.


Detail:

Public 4-5

 12401 S Oak Park Ave
       Palos Heights, IL  60463-1673


(708) 385-3269

District: Palos Heights School District 128

SchoolDigger Rank:
579th of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,039 Help


Students who attend Navajo Heights Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Independence Junior High School
High:    DD Eisenhower High School (Campus)

Student/teacher ratio:  12.9 Help
Number of students:  156

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.3%
Hispanic:
16.0%
African American:
4.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Navajo Heights Elementary School ranks better than 72.1% of elementary schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 69.27. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (76.3%), Hispanic (16%), African American (4.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Navajo Heights Elementary School is 12.9, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Palos Heights School District 128! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Navajo Heights Elementary School is $15,039, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Palos Heights School District 128!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Navajo Heights Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Navajo Heights Elementary School 579th of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Navajo Heights Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Palos Heights School District 128:

SchoolDigger ranks Palos Heights School District 128 192nd of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Navajo Heights Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Navajo Heights Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 80.73 314th 2030 84.5%
2005 69.39 689th 2022 65.9%
2006 79.98 303rd 2086 85.5%
2007 72.10 625th 2095 70.2%
2008 73.02 620th 2092 70.4%
2009 82.99 223rd 2120 89.5%
2010 82.84 218th 2139 89.8%
2011 83.01 223rd 2147 89.6%
2012 83.30 220th 2166 89.8%
2013 81.34 368th 2167 83.0%
2014 85.02 265th 2093 87.3%
2015 86.43 259th 2052 87.4%
2016 77.15 421st 2046 79.4%
2017 84.42 270th 2044 86.8%
2018 79.38 384th 2037 81.1%
2019 75.34 454th 2086 78.2%
2021 81.94 296th 1948 84.8%
2022 88.23 213th 2082 89.8%
2023 69.27 579th 2077 72.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Navajo Heights Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.25 72nd 763 90.6%
2019 95.28 28th 1194 97.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Navajo Heights Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.33 368th 1765 79.2%
2019 72.70 295th 1816 83.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Navajo Heights Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.08 510th 1964 74.0%
2019 77.88 369th 2019 81.7%
2021 72.78 374th 1680 77.7%
2022 88.23 194th 1970 90.2%
2023 65.73 588th 1957 70.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Navajo Heights Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.27 248th 1972 87.4%
2019 70.53 523rd 2019 74.1%
2021 83.13 203rd 1707 88.1%
2022 85.95 228th 1977 88.5%
2023 68.44 536th 1984 73.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Navajo Heights Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.35 325th 938 65.4%
2019 41.08 549th 955 42.5%
2021 72.27 103rd 742 86.1%
2022 87.62 60th 954 93.7%
2023 49.53 422nd 970 56.5%
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Rank History for White students at Navajo Heights Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.02 312th 1463 78.7%
2019 66.70 432nd 1462 70.5%
2021 76.67 212th 1308 83.8%
2022 76.83 246th 1425 82.7%
2023 56.51 581st 1419 59.1%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Navajo Heights Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 211 5 9 2 n/a n/a n/a 0 227
1989 217 3 9 2 n/a n/a n/a 0 231
1990 193 3 9 2 n/a n/a n/a 0 207
1991 198 2 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 210
1992 223 3 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 233
1993 230 1 3 6 0 n/a n/a 0 240
1994 209 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 212
1995 240 1 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 246
1996 240 1 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 246
1997 248 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 250
1998 228 2 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 234
1999 229 3 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 237
2000 224 1 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 232
2001 200 2 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 211
2002 194 1 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 204
2003 194 1 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 204
2004 138 3 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 146
2005 134 5 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 146
2006 145 4 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 155
2007 145 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 148
2008 146 3 0 11 0 n/a n/a 0 160
2009 152 2 0 11 0 n/a n/a 3 168
2010 134 3 0 11 0 n/a n/a 4 152
2011 136 1 2 9 0 0 0 0 148
2012 147 3 2 11 0 0 1 0 164
2013 139 4 2 16 0 0 1 0 162
2014 126 3 0 18 0 0 0 0 147
2015 134 4 1 16 0 0 0 0 155
2016 125 1 2 19 0 0 0 0 147
2017 121 2 1 18 0 2 0 0 144
2018 116 3 2 24 0 0 1 0 146
2019 116 4 2 22 0 0 3 0 147
2020 100 7 3 25 0 0 3 0 138
2021 94 7 2 25 0 0 4 0 132
2022 101 8 1 24 0 0 4 0 138
2023 119 7 3 25 0 0 2 0 156

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Navajo Heights Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 227 12.8 17.7 n/a
1989 231 16.0 14.4 n/a
1990 207 14.2 14.5 n/a
1991 210 14.4 14.5 n/a
1992 233 15.6 14.9 n/a
1993 240 15.0 16.0 n/a
1994 212 16.0 13.3 n/a
1995 246 16.3 15.1 n/a
1996 246 16.3 15.1 n/a
1997 250 16.0 15.6 n/a
1998 234 15.5 15.1 n/a
1999 237 15.5 15.3 n/a
2000 232 16.5 14.1 n/a
2001 211 16.5 12.8 n/a
2002 204 16.5 12.4 0
2003 204 16.5 12.4 0
2004 146 14.0 10.4 0
2005 146 14.0 10.4 0
2006 155 11.4 13.6 0
2007 148 11.0 13.5 0
2008 160 8.0 20.0 0
2009 168 12.0 14.0 0
2010 152 7.0 21.7 0
2011 148 8.5 17.4 0
2012 164 9.0 18.2 3
2013 162 10.1 15.9 1.9
2014 147 10.0 14.7 12.9
2015 155 11.0 14.0 8.4
2016 147 12.0 12.2 22.4
2017 144 8.7 16.4 9.7
2018 146 10.7 13.5 19.2
2019 147 11.5 12.7 18.4
2020 138 10.8 12.6 11.6
2021 132 n/a n/a n/a
2022 138 13.8 10.0 5.1
2023 156 12.0 12.9 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Navajo Heights Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 227 12.8 17.7 n/a
1989 231 16.0 14.4 n/a
1990 207 14.2 14.5 n/a
1991 210 14.4 14.5 n/a
1992 233 15.6 14.9 n/a
1993 240 15.0 16.0 n/a
1994 212 16.0 13.3 n/a
1995 246 16.3 15.1 n/a
1996 246 16.3 15.1 n/a
1997 250 16.0 15.6 n/a
1998 234 15.5 15.1 n/a
1999 237 15.5 15.3 n/a
2000 232 16.5 14.1 n/a
2001 211 16.5 12.8 n/a
2002 204 16.5 12.4 0
2003 204 16.5 12.4 0
2004 146 14.0 10.4 0
2005 146 14.0 10.4 0
2006 155 11.4 13.6 0
2007 148 11.0 13.5 0
2008 160 8.0 20.0 0
2009 168 12.0 14.0 0
2010 152 7.0 21.7 0
2011 148 8.5 17.4 0
2012 164 9.0 18.2 3
2013 162 10.1 15.9 1.9
2014 147 10.0 14.7 12.9
2015 155 11.0 14.0 8.4
2016 147 12.0 12.2 22.4
2017 144 8.7 16.4 9.7
2018 146 10.7 13.5 19.2
2019 147 11.5 12.7 18.4
2020 138 10.8 12.6 11.6
2021 132 n/a n/a n/a
2022 138 13.8 10.0 5.1
2023 156 12.0 12.9 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Navajo Heights Elementary School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaVaricellaDTPHepatitis B
2015100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2016100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201798.6%98.6%98.6%98.6%98.6%98.6%
201895.2%95.2%95.2%95.2%95.2%95.2%
201997.3%97.3%97.3%97.3%97.3%98.0%
202194.7%94.7%94.7%94.7%94.7%94.7%94.7%
202297.7%97.7%97.7%97.7%97.7%97.7%97.7%
202396.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%96.8%
202497.6%97.6%97.6%97.6%97.6%97.6%97.6%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Navajo Heights Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $421 (3.6%) $11,130 (96.4%) $11,551
2020 $708 (5.7%) $11,651 (94.3%) $12,358
2021 $569 (3.8%) $14,562 (96.2%) $15,131
2022 $569 (3.8%) $14,562 (96.2%) $15,131
2023 $1,523 (10.1%) $13,516 (89.9%) $15,039

Data source: Illinois Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Navajo Heights Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 454th of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 579th of 2077 Elementary schools
 6.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
4th Grade English Language Arts (Navajo Heights Elementary School)56.239.6
 16.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Palos Heights School District 128)56.239.6
 16.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.735.4
 1.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Navajo Heights Elementary School)64.432.5
 31.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Palos Heights School District 128)64.432.5
 31.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)33.527.7
 5.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Navajo Heights Elementary School)41.354.4
 13.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Palos Heights School District 128)41.353.6
 12.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)37.935.2
 2.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Navajo Heights Elementary School)52.625.4
 27.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Palos Heights School District 128)52.625
 27.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.825.6
 4.2%
5th Grade Science (Navajo Heights Elementary School)51.469.1
 17.7%
   5th Grade Science (Palos Heights School District 128)51.468.1
 16.7%
   5th Grade Science (Illinois)54.452.4
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students147156
 6.1%
African American47
 75%
American Indian00
Asian23
 50%
Hispanic2225
 13.6%
Pacific Islander00
White116119
 2.6%
Two or More Races32
 33.3%


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Navajo Heights Elementary School ranks 579th of 2077 Illinois elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Navajo Heights Elementary School are 76% White, 16% Hispanic, 4% African American, 2% Asian, 1% Two or more races.

Students who attend Navajo Heights Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Independence Junior High School
High : DD Eisenhower High School (Campus)

In the 2022-23 school year, 156 students attended Navajo Heights Elementary School.


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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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