Elim Christian School

  • Grades: Unknown
  • Student Enrollment: 250
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1.5 out of 5 | 7 Reviews
  • Address
  • 13020 S Central Ave
  • Palos Heights, IL 60463
  • Phone
  • (708) 389-0555

School Description

Elim Christian School enrolls 250 students in grade levels that do not adhere into a traditional K-12 system. It is located in Palos Heights, IL, which is a medium sized city with a median household income of $69,907.

School Operational Details
  • Special Education
  • Students Have Access to a Library or Media Center
School Days and Hours
  • School Days Per Year: 176
  • School Hours Per Day: 6
School Religious Orientation
  • Christian
School Associations
  • Christian Schools International (CSI)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC)
  • Other association(s) for exceptional children

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1.5 out of 5 | 7 Reviews
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7 reviews for Elim Christian School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on August 06, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Elim's residential program has been closed, which is a shame. The program was a great help to many families for many years. Not sure if this was a DHS decision or resulted from internal agency problems.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on March 13, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I'm sorry to say it but Elim has not improved over the years. Administration seem completely absent and uninterested in the day to day care of their students. Aides/Teachers can be great but do not typically stay for very long. It was not always like this.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on March 08, 2011
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Outstanding commitment to educating individuals with special needs. Staff has gone above and beyond to work with our son, doing what it takes to help him work to his potential. Our child has learned more at Elim in 3 years then what he had learned in the public school where he was from pre k to 2nd grade. Elim offers the school experience for individuals that may not be able to experience at a home school. They offer after school activities, choir, and prom. They have a literacy center with books available for all types of learners, even laminated books that don't rip. Students enjoy lots of time outdoors for recess and PE. I've noticed it is loud at times outside, but it has always been the students enjoying recess or PE. The times I have been at the school staff seem happy and I've never witnessed yelling or students being mistreated. In the programs that my son is in staff has been the same. As a former teacher in the public school, turn over seems about average. For para pros there is always a high turnover rate due to the low pay and the quality para pros eventually begin teaching. This school is top notch and the only place that seemed right for my son.
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on December 19, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Some of the staff seem very inexperienced, stressed and at times, rude and even un-Christian. Very high turnover rate for staff, leaving the children always having to adjust to someone new.
  • Reviewed by Community Member on October 30, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Their buses totally snarl local traffic for at least an hour every day. Phone calls are NEVER returned.
  • Reviewed by Community Member on August 22, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Live across street. Lots of noise and yelling all the time. I've called but no one ever answers the phone.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 22, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Leadership and staff-
    Quality low, lack of Christian commitment

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 250
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 35.8
    Full-Time Teachers: 33
    Part-Time Teachers: 6
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 7.0
  • Percent Minority Students: 12.8%
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 156 (62.4%)
  • Females: 94 (37.6%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Elim Christian School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Source: IL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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