Thornridge High School

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Thornridge High School
15000 Cottage Grove Avenue


United States
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
Type Public
School boardIllinois State School Board
School district Thornton Twp HS 205
SuperintendentDr. Nathaniel Cunningham, Jr. [1]
PrincipalMr. Justin Moore [2]
Teaching staff101
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment1,172 students
Average class size18.7 [3]
AreaSouth Suburbs
Campus type Suburban
School color(s)     Navy blue
     Columbia blue
Slogan"We Are TR"
Athletics conference Southland Athletic Conference
MascotMighty Falcon
Team name Thornridge Falcons
RivalThornton Wildcats
Communities servedCommunities of Dolton, Riverdale, sections of Calumet City, South Holland, and Burnham

Thornridge High School or TRHS is a public four-year high school located in Dolton, IL a south suburb of Chicago. It is apart 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, and serves the communities of Dolton, Riverdale, sections of Calumet City, South Holland, and Burnham. The racial makeup of Thornridge consists of over 96% African American, 3% Hispanic and less than 1% White. [4] , while the gender makeup is 49% male and 51% female. [5] The total minority enrollment is 100%. 56% of students were eligible for the Free Lunch Program and 0% for the Reduced-Price Lunch Program. [6]



Thornridge is nationally ranked #13,345 and #460 in Illinois according to the US News & World Report. [7] Mathematics Proficiency is currently 6% while reading proficiency is 8%. The school graduation rate is 75%. The school has a 10% Advanced Placement (AP) participation rate and boasts a 14% pass rate. [6]


The Athletic Director is Sherry Jackson and the Assistant Athletic Director is Prince Lowe.

The Thornridge Falcons compete in the Southland Athletic Conference (SAC). Thornridge participates in the state championship series sponsored by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) which governs most athletics and competitive activities in Illinois. Teams are called the "Falcons". School colors are Columbia Blue, and Navy Blue.

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. [8]

Thornridge athletic teams placed in the top four of their respective class in their respective sports in IHSA sponsored state championship series. [9]


Thornridge is known for its historic 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. [9]

Notable Alumni

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