|Thornridge High School|
15000 Cottage Grove Avenue
|Motto||We Are TR|
|School district||District 205|
|Superintendent||Dr. Nathaniel Cunningham, Jr.|
|Average class size||19|
|Student to teacher ratio||17:1|
|Color(s)|| Columbia Blue |
|Athletics conference||Southland Athletic Conference|
|Mascot||Wing Ding the Mighty Falcon|
|Rival||Thornton Township High School|
|Communities served||Dolton, Harvey, South Holland, Phoenix, Burnham, Calumet City, and Markham|
|Feeder schools||General George S. Patton School|
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Thornridge High School is a public four-year high school located in Dolton, Illinois, a suburb about 20 miles away from the Chicago Loop. The school is part of Thornton Township High School District 205. Thornridge High School first opened to the public in 1960 after completing construction of the current main building. It serves the cities and villages of Dolton, Harvey, South Holland, Phoenix, Burnham, Calumet City, and Markham.
The total student attendance in is 93%.School graduation rate is 68%. Thornridge is ranked a commendable school according to the US News & World Report.
The racial makeup of Thornridge consists of 96% African American, 3% Hispanic, 0.4% White.The gender makeup of the school is 50% male and 50% female. 77% of students were eligible for the Free Lunch Program.
Thornridge is known for its success in the performing arts and competitive public speaking. The following teams have placed in the top four of their respective state championship competitions sponsored by the IHSA.
The athletic director is Sherry Jackson, and the assistant athletic director is Prince Lowe.
The Thornridge Falcons compete in the Southland Athletic Conference (SAC) as well as participating in the state championship series sponsored by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) which governs most athletic and competitive activities in Illinois. School colors are Columbia Blue, and Navy. Teams are called the "Falcons".
The school sponsors interscholastic teams for both young men and women in basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, bowling and track & field. Young men compete in baseball, football, swimming & diving, and wrestling. Young women compete in cheerleading, softball, and volleyball.
Thornridge athletic teams placed in the top four of their respective class in their respective sports in IHSA sponsored state championship series:
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