Palos West Elementary School is a part of Palos Community Consolidated School District 118. The school offers a variety of facilities, including a media center, computer laboratory, gymnasium, science laboratory and regular classrooms. Its staff includes an academic coordinator, custodians and paraprofessionals. Palos West Elementary School offers a range of reading, music, special education, and gifted and talented programs. It also operates a library and media center that houses e-books, books and audiocassettes. The school conducts classes in health and physical education. It offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including student council, chorus, flag and recycling teams, and walking, drama and beta clubs. Palos West Elementary School serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade.