"Soaring to New Heights"

Home of the Eagles

Navajo School, located on Oak Park Avenue in the Navajo Hills subdivision of Palos Heights, provides instruction and programs to Grades 4 and 5. The school was dedicated in 1969 and served grades K-2 until 2003, when grade levels were switched with Chippewa School during a district reorganization and Grade 3 became part of the primary school program.

Students at Navajo School are instructed in a challenging course of study aligned to state standards and enjoy a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and programs. Band, intramural programs, community service, Navajo Network News, newspaper, book clubs, are just a few of the activities available to Navajo students. Students whose performance data indicate a need for differentiated instruction can benefit from Quest for gifted students, ELL for language learners, special education services for students with disabilities, and reading support for students struggling with reading skills.

The great Bald Eagle is our symbol of pride as we aspire to reach new heights of learning at Navajo school. Our colors are green and gold which we display proudly each month of the school year. We also dedicate a day each month to show our Eagle spirit in a variety of ways.

Navajo Heights Receives Academic Excellence Award (2012)

For the second straight year, Navajo Heights has been recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education for sustained high academic performance as measured by ISAT.

Less than ten percent of all Illinois public schools achieved this honor. Out of 2,605 elementary schools, only 382 achieved this success.

Palos Heights School District 128 is among the top elite districts in our state based on academic successes. Congratulations to our students, staff and parents for helping our district earn this merit award.

Please visit the following website to learn more about this award: Illinois Interactive Report Card


  • Band
  • Community Service Club
  • Intramurals
  • Newspaper
  • School Store Club
  • Soar Store Club
  • Yearbook


Fourth grade band - sectionals are held after school in half-hour increments. Full band practice is held after school. Band students will have several performances throughout the school year including; Parent Breakfast, Winter Concert, Spring Concert, Step-Up Day.

Fifth grade band - sectionals are held during the school day during a non-academic time. Full band practices are held after school.

For more information, click here.

Community Service Club

Community Service Club is open for 5th graders only and meets during lunch/recess. Students meet with a faculty advisor to plan events that support local charities and non-profit organizations. We have been regular supporters of Worth Township Food Pantry and Clothing Drives, PAWS, Down’s Syndrome, Leukemia Foundation(Pennies for Pasta), Armed services collections, etc.


Intramurals meets after school and students participate in a variety of athletics and exercise such as: soccer, basketball, volleyball, Knock-out, Prisoner Ball, Capture the Flag, and Steal the Bacon.


Newspaper meets during lunch/recess and students write, edit, photograph, interview, and design layout for the Navajo Eagle Newspaper. To view our newspaper editions, please click here.

School Store Club

School Store meets during lunch/recess and only 5th graders may participate. Students work with a faculty advisor to select items for sale during the lunch periods. These are school supply items that students may purchase. The activity provides experience to students in running a concession stand, managing money, accounts and budgets. Any proceeds are used towards end of the year celebration activities.


SOAR club meets during lunch/recess and is only for 5th graders. Students work with a faculty advisor to choose items for the SOAR store, operate the SOAR store during lunch periods, and help plan quarterly activities for the entire school. This is stemmed from Navajo’s Positive Behavioral Intervention System.


Yearbook meets during lunch/recess and is open to all students. Students work with faculty to arrange layout of the Navajo Eagle Yearbook which is presented towards the end of each school year.


  • Student AM drop-off: 8:00-8:15 (Students come directly into building)
  • First Bell: 8:15am (Students enter homerooms)
  • Tardy Bell: 8:20am
  • PM Dismissal:
  • First Bell: 2:40pm(Bus students go into gym)
  • Exit Bell: 2:45pm