|Thornridge High School|
15000 Cottage Grove Avenue
|School district||District 205|
|Superintendent||Nathaniel Cunningham, Jr.|
|Assistant Principal||Freidl Carol|
|Average class size||19|
|Color(s)||Columbia Blue Navy|
|Slogan||"Home of the Mighty Falcons"|
|Athletics conference||Southland Athletic Conference|
|Team name||Thornridge Falcons|
|Rival||Thornton Township High School|
|Communities served||Dolton, Harvey, South Holland, Phoenix, Burnham, Calumet City, and Markham|
Thornridge High School commonly referred to as The Ridge, is a public four-year high school located in Dolton, IL a south 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 racial makeup of Thornridge consists of over 96% African American, 3% Hispanic and less than 1% White.The gender makeup of the school is 49% male and 51% female. 56% of students were eligible for the Free Lunch Program. The total student attendance is 95%. School graduation rate is 71%.
Thornridge ranked #13,345 nationally and No. 460 in Illinois according to the US News & World Report.
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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