Thornridge High School

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Thornridge High School
Address
Thornridge High School
15000 Cottage Grove Avenue

South Suburbs

, ,
60419

Coordinates 41°37′08″N87°36′00″W / 41.6189°N 87.6001°W / 41.6189; -87.6001 Coordinates: 41°37′08″N87°36′00″W / 41.6189°N 87.6001°W / 41.6189; -87.6001
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Other nameThe Ridge
School type Public
Opened1960
School district District 205
SuperintendentDr. Nathaniel Cunningham, Jr. [1]
DeanChristy Lewis
Erica McGhee
Mark Morgan
PrincipalJustin Moore [2]
Assistant PrincipalCarol Friedl
Teaching staff384
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment999
   Grade 9 258
   Grade 10 254
   Grade 11 235
   Grade 12 252
Average class size19 [3]
Student to teacher ratio15:1
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)  Columbia Blue
  Navy Blue
SloganWe are TR
Athletics conference Southland Athletic Conference
MascotWing Ding the Mighty Falcon
Rival Thornton
Thornwood
NewspaperBagpipe
YearbookPiper
Communities servedDolton, Harvey, South Holland, Phoenix, Burnham, Calumet City, and Markham
Feeder schoolsGeorge S. Patton School
Washington Jr High School
Lincoln Jr. High School
Roosevelt Jr. High School
Dirksen Middle School
Website www.district205.net/thornridge

Thornridge High School is a public four-year high school located in Dolton, Illinois, a suburb about 20 miles south of Chicago. 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.

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Academics

The total student attendance in is 94%. [4] School graduation rate is 73.1%. [5] Thornridge was ranked a commendable school according to the US News & World Report. [6]

Demographics

The racial makeup of Thornridge consists of 96% African American, 3% Hispanic, 0.4% White. [7] The gender makeup of the school is 47.5% male and 52.5% female. [8] 77% of students were eligible for the Free Lunch Program. [9]

Activities

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. [10]

Athletics

The Falcons compete in the Southland Athletic Conference (SAC) as well 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 Athletic Director is Sherry Jackson and the Assistant Athletic Director is Prince Lowe.

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. [11]

The following teams won or placed in the top four of their respective class in their respective sports in IHSA sponsored state championship series: [10]

Notable alumni

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