School Details

Beacon Hill Primary Center

401 Concord Drive, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 668-9100

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-3 354 students 13 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Park Forest Sd 163 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Beacon Hill Primary Center is a public elementary school in Chicago Heights. The principal of Beacon Hill Primary Center is Ericka Patterson. 354 students go to Beacon Hill Primary Center and are mostly Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 0.3% of the Beacon Hill Primary Center students are "limited in English proficiency." 78% of the 354 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 86% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Beacon Hill Primary Center is 13:1. Algonquin Primary Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
Black, non-Hispanic 78% 80%
Hispanic 6% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%
Asian 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 78%
Limited English proficiency 0.3% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 78% 79%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I was moving from another state when I relized where my child would be attend. I wasn't happy. Now it's about time for her to leave and I don't want her to. The Prinicpal and teachers are wonderful and dedicated to helping the children. The neighborhood may be quesitionable but I have never had a problem even when attending evening events. I would recommend.

  • (6 years ago)

    Beacon Hill Elem. is an excellent school. Don't let the neighborhood fool you. I have two kids enrolled and we have been so impressed with the teachers. The teachers and the principal are well qualified and invested in their students. The principal is nothing less than exceptional! Thank you. P.F. parent

  • (9 years ago)

    I was impressed with the hands on approach of the principal. She seems to truly care about the well being of the students.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter was 4yr old pre-k student when she attended this school. The teachers here are great! Mrs. Brooks and her assistant Mrs. Faulkner are excellent they really love what they do. Even the school bus service is great they are very careful with the care and safety of the children. When I saw the neighborhood I was very sceptical but don't let the neighborhood fool you this is an excellent school and you will be pleased with the outcome of your childs education. I hope this review helps God Bless.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


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