The Illinois State Board of Education has recognized Palos Heights School District 128 Chippewa, Navajo and Independence schools for sustained high academic performance as measured by the ISAT. In order to receive this award, at least 90 percent of all students must meet or exceed state standards in Reading and Mathematics for at least three consecutive years. These standards are based on the Federal No Child Left Behind Act and set adequate yearly progress student achievement requirements (AYP).
Each of these schools is the proud recipient of the 2012 Academic Excellence Award. Less than 10 percent of all Illinois public schools achieved this honor. Out of 2,605 Elementary schools, only 382 achieved this success. There were only 68 out of 744 middle schools earning this award.
Palos Heights School District 128 is among the top elite districts in our state based on academic success. Congratulations to the students, staff and parents for helping the district earn this academic merit award.