Palos Heights school information

IndexPalos HeightsIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores50%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:118:116:1
Total public schools63,93879,221
Total private schools71,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools13067,963
The Palos Heights, IL educational system consists of 6 public schools, 7 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Palos Heights public schools have average test scores of 50% which is 58% higher than than the Illinois average and 1% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Palos Heights public schools is 17:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.1% have completed high school, 44.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Palos Heights are 1% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Palos Heights.
  • 92.1% of people in Palos Heights have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.1% of people in Palos Heights have completed high school.
  • 44.5% of people in Palos Heights have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Palos Heights

IndexPalos HeightsIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade92.1%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school90.1%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college71.6%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree52.1%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors44.5%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters18.6%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.4%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.0%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Palos Heights (high school & post-secondary)

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Source: The Palos Heights, IL education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.