Thornridge High School

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Thornridge High School
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Thornridge High School
15000 Cottage Grove Avenue

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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
Information
Type Public
Established1960
School district District 205
SuperintendentNathaniel Cunningham, Jr. [1]
PrincipalJustin Moore [2]
Assistant PrincipalFreidl Carol
Teaching staff101
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment1,192
Average class size19 [3]
AreaSouth Suburbs
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s) Columbia Blue   Navy  
Slogan"Home of the Mighty Falcons"
Athletics conference Southland Athletic Conference
MascotRidgey
Team nameThornridge Falcons
Rival Thornton Township High School
NewspaperBagpipe
YearbookPiper
Communities servedDolton, Harvey, South Holland, Phoenix, Burnham, Calumet City, and Markham
Website www.district205.net/thornridge

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. [4] The gender makeup of the school is 49% male and 51% female. [5] 56% of students were eligible for the Free Lunch Program. [6] The total student attendance is 95%. [7] School graduation rate is 71%. [8]

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Academics

Thornridge ranked #13,345 nationally and No. 460 in Illinois according to the US News & World Report. [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 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. [11]

Thornridge athletic teams 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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