|Thornton Fractional North High School|
755 Pulaski Road
|Former name||Thornton Fractional Township High School (1926)|
|School type||public secondary|
|Motto||"Hardworking, Caring, Responsible, and Respectful."|
|School district||Thornton Fractional HS 215|
|Superintendent||Dr. Creg E. Williams|
|Principal||Mr. Brian Rucinski|
|Average class size||21.6|
|Campus size||3 Acres|
|Color(s)|| Purple |
|Athletics conference||South Suburban Conference|
|Rival||Thornton Fractional South High School|
|Accreditation||Illinois State Board of Education|
|Communities served|| Calumet City |
|Feeder schools||Burnham Elementary School|
Lincoln Elementary School
Schrum Mem. Middle School
Wentworth Jr. High School
Thornton Fractional North High School (T.F. North, TF North, TFN; formerly Thornton Fractional Township High School) is a public secondary school in Calumet City, Illinois. It first opened its doors in March 1926.
The school serves Calumet City and Burnham. T.F. North also serves over 1,700 students in grades 9–12. The school's boundaries are the City of Chicago on the North, Torrence Avenue on the West, the Indiana state line on the East, and the Little Calumet River to the South.
Due to growth in the Calumet City–Lansing area, Thornton Fractional South High School was opened in 1959. The original high school that first opened in 1926 was renamed Thornton Fractional North High School. In 1963 and 1964, expansions to the 1936 building were completed.
In 2010, T.F. North had an average composite ACT score of 18.0, an average class size of 21.6 Students, a 20.5 Student to Teacher Ratio, and graduated 92.8% of its Senior class.T.F. North has not made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) on the Prairie State Achievement Examination, a state test used in Illinois to fulfill the mandates of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Overall, the school has not exceeded minimum expectations in reading, mathematics, and science. It has far exceeded graduation expectations with an 87% graduation rate.
The Athletics Director is Mr. DeVale Stubbs.
T.F. North competes in the South Suburban Conference and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), the body which governs most sports and competitive activities in the state. Teams are stylized as the Meteors. School colors are Purple and Gold.
The school sponsors interscholastic teams for young men and women in badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, dance team, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling.
T.F. North offers various extracurricular activities. Some of these have won Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Championships in the past, such as the Drama Club.
Other activities and clubs include: Adventure Club, Auto Collision, Auto Mechanics, Chess, Concert Band, Creative Arts Magazine, Cultural Diversity, Foreign Language Club, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Integrated Cooperative Education (ICE), J.I.L.G., Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Choir, Marching Band, Mathletes, National Honor Society (NHS), Newspaper, Peer Mediators, Pep Club, S.A.D.D., Speech Team, Radio/TV Productions (Meteor Productions), Visual Arts, and Yearbook.
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High School: Thornton Fractional North (Calumet City, IL)
Jurkovic, who played with the Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars before retiring in 1999, was voted the NFL's funniest player in a Sport Magazine poll in 1998. He is a Calumet City native and a graduate of Thornton Fractional North High School.
She graduated from T.F. North High School in Calumet City and was elected homecoming queen in her junior year, 1970.
(p 134) ...growing up, almost all the kids in the neighborhood were boys, so Mary was a tomboy. At T.F. North High School in Calumet City, she was both the pretty, "good" girl -- homecoming queen and pom pom girl -- and also the family rebel ...
They had accepted Tomczak, the rookie, and occasionally he was allowed to play among them. "It was a miracle ride for me," the T.F. North grad and former Ohio State star said.
Both Jo Ann and Ron Tomczak, who coached Mike at Thornton Fractional North, dashed the theory that their son had a case of the jitters Sunday.
High School: Thornton Fractional North High School (Calumet City, Illinois)