Award Year: 2014

Seventh Avenue Elementary School

701 7th Avenue
La Grange, IL, 60525-6705

(708) 482-2730

Mrs. Erin M Hall, Principal at time of Nomination

La Grange SD 105 South

School Website


It is the mission of the Seventh Avenue staff is to empower students to pursue their interests, talents and dreams.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 71%
  • Hispanic: 24%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 7%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Our PTO purchased Fun Feather for our all-school assemblies.

Our PTO purchased "Fun Feather" for our all-school assemblies.

Seventh Avenue is a National Blue Ribbon Award-worthy community because all stakeholders are invested in ensuring both academic and social-emotional student success. Seventh Avenue strives to be a high performing school within a district that celebrates the importance of each individual student. During the school year, traditions are celebrated through the efforts of the Seventh Avenue school community. Fall begins with tours of the building for new students, "Meet & Greets" for teachers to meet their new students and parents, and a day set aside to review the school-wide behavior expectations. The first few months offer many events, which include assemblies and all school lessons that reinforce respectful peer interactions, student goal-setting, and service learning opportunities for students. As the New Year begins, there is a heightened emphasis upon activities that support instruction and increase student ownership of their learning. For example, K- 6th grade students reflect on their progress after winter benchmarking and readjust their goals. They also demonstrate their talents at an all-school music program, take part in District 105 musicals, band and orchestra concerts, participate in Battle of the Books, and highlight their work in a Family Poetry Slam and the D105 Writing Festival. The school year culminates with the community coming together to celebrate the year at an all-school picnic with families in the park while celebrating students at the 6th Grade Farewell. These activities would not be a success without a strong community partnership.