School Details

Zion Lutheran School

540 Oak Park Avenue, Beecher, IL 60401
(708) 946-2272

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 113 students 11 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Zion Lutheran School is a private middle school in Beecher. The principal of Zion Lutheran School is Paul W Eggert. 113 students go to Zion Lutheran School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The ratio of students to teachers at Zion Lutheran School is 11:1. Beecher Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Theater drama


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% %
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Hispanic 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My children have attended Zion for nearly 6 years. We have been extremely pleased with the academic excellence small class size and Christian atmosphere offered. My husband and I have had many interactions with the principal and have nothing but positives to say about him. He is caring kind diplomatic and a genuine human being. The teachers are compassionate professional and it's obvious that they love teaching. They offer a sports program (including intramurals) community service opportunities academic competitions (quiz bowl spelling bee) and fun and educational field trips at each grade level. Members vs. nonmembers of Zion Lutheran Church pay a different tuition rate but financial assistance is available and tuition rates are very competitive with other private and parochial schools in the area. We have been blessed to have Zion close enough to our home for our children to attend.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is finishing up her second year at Zion and we have nothing but good things to say about this school. She attended pre-K with Mrs. Estby last year and kindergarten this year with Mrs. Cooper. Both teachers are kind yet make the kids "toe the line". Academics are strong and the teachers are very approachable with any questions you might have. They have music art computer classes in addition to their regular academics. There are 15 students in my daughters kindergarten class. Our family is non-parishioners so we do pay more in tuition but we feel the money has been well spent. Parents are encouraged to volunteer/participate with class projects and field trips. My daughter loves going to school everyday and I feel it is because of the teachers she had/has. As for the previous comments regarding the principal I haven't had any issues with him in the two years we have attended this school. He is out in the hall interacting with the parents every morning when the kids are being dropped off. We would send our daughter there next year but we are moving out of state.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our family pulled out our children from the school. The principal was the problem we encountered. He was not straight forward and somewhat deceptive with an odd passive aggressive personality. The school has a lot of potential it just needs better leadership. So make sure this is someone you can work with before you enroll your children there.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter went from 6th through 8th grade and my son is attending 7th grade this year. My husband and I love this school it's staff and it's curriculum. It is worth EVERY penny! (We ARE church members)Small class sizes.(My daughter was one of nine 8th grade grads) Plenty of one on one time for your children.

  • (5 years ago)

    Zion Lutheran School is great idea which has not yet come to fruition. Senior pastor great guy associate pastor dedicated & kind. But they don't run the school. Principal operates without much oversight. If you interview here ask about retention. If they don't have that info ask why not. Non-church members pay more $ have less pull. Some teachers great others see asking for help as sign of weakness. Many teach 2 grades at once. Your student's grade gets 50 percent of her time. Already enrolled? Use email system and get everything in writing. Parents kids are great. Why hasn't this school grown? Lack of leadership.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school! The teachers are able to give individual time to every child and the results of how well Zion grads do in high school speak for themselves with many in the top of their class and National Honor Society. The leadership is fantastic too. The principal is personable and really cares about the students and their families.

  • (5 years ago)

    Zion is a excellent educational opportunity for your children. I'm so glad my children attend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the one on one my child gets! She is a name not a number at Zion.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has fabulous teachers and a wonderful principal. Our child is thriving here. We are so blessed to have this school nearby so that our children can have a Christian education.

  • (5 years ago)

    Stars for some of the teachers but the principal gets no stars. There is a corrosive culture in the school. The school needs better leadership.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school. It has a highly involved staff and an outstanding academic record.

  • (7 years ago)

    Five star in the Beecher School district area! Student to teacher ratio is great! Teachers are wonderfull! Families are friendly and welcome new families!

  • (11 years ago)

    School has been in existance since the early 1900's. Was a church supported school up until a few years ago. Tuition is now required. Te foundations of education are based on Christian teachings and morals under the guidelines of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. My father attended this school as did I and my 2 children. I feel we all received a quality education. Small class size with individual attention. The church is attached to the school. Families are involved in both the church and school. Families are encouraged to play an active role in the child's education.

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