School Details

Palos South Middle School

13100 South 82nd Avenue, Palos Park, IL 60464
(708) 448-5971
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 671 students 14 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

84%
84%
60%
79%
79%
59%

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
  • Palos Central Consolidated School District 118 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
89%
59%
82%
82%
59%
99%
99%
79%

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
  • Palos Central Consolidated School District 118 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
81%
59%
81%
81%
60%

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
  • Palos Central Consolidated School District 118 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Palos South Middle School is a public middle school in Orland Park. The principal of Palos South Middle School is Mr. Christopher Bingen. 671 students go to Palos South Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the Palos South Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 8% of the 671 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 13% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Palos South Middle School is 14:1. Independence Jr High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 85%
Hispanic 7% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 14%
Limited English proficiency 2% 4%
Economically disadvantaged 8% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    wonderful i love it! I will be so sad to graduate i will miss all of my teachers!

  • (9 years ago)

    Very good academic base. Student faculty community working together environment. Open door policy. Great learning environment. Focus is on children to work at their maxium potential.

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Overall score

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  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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