Thornton Fractional North High School

Last updated

Thornton Fractional North High School
Tfnorthlogo.jpg
Address
755 Pulaski Road

,
60409

United States
Coordinates 41°36′53″N87°32′43″W / 41.6146°N 87.5452°W / 41.6146; -87.5452
Information
School type public secondary
Motto"Hardworking, Caring, Responsible, & Respectful."
Established1926
Founded1926
Opened1936 (present building)
Closed358 (2016-17) [1]
School district Thornton Fractional HS 215
SuperintendentDr. Creg E. Williams [2]
CEEB code 140475 [3]
PrincipalMr. Dwayne Evans [4]
Faculty142 [5]
Grades 912
Average class size21.6 [6]
Campus size3 Acres
Campus type suburban
Color(s)     purple
     gold [7]
Athletics conference South Suburban Conference [7]
MascotMeteor-Man
Team name Meteors [7]
NewspaperThorntonian [8]
YearbookChronoscope [8]
Website

Thornton Fractional North High School (T.F. North, TF North, TFN) in Calumet City, Illinois first opened its doors in March 1926 as Thornton Fractional Township High School. [9]

Calumet City, Illinois City in Illinois, United States

Calumet City is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 37,042 at the 2010 census, a decline of 5.2% from 2000. The ZIP code is 60409.

Contents

The fully accredited 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, & the Little Calumet River to the South. [9]

Burnham, Illinois Village in Illinois, United States

Burnham is a village and southern suburb of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,206 at the 2010 census. The ZIP code is 60633.

Calumet River river in the United States of America

The Calumet River is a system of heavily industrialized rivers and canals in the region between the neighborhood of South Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, and the city of Gary, Indiana. Historically, the Little Calumet River and the Grand Calumet River were one, the former flowing west from Indiana into Illinois, then turning back east to its mouth at Lake Michigan at Marquette Park in Gary.

On December 20, 1933, the original school structure was destroyed by fire. February 7, 1936 marked the opening of current building, which was built at the same location: 755 Pulaski Road in Calumet City. [9]

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. [9]

Lansing, Illinois Village in Illinois, United States

Lansing is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Lansing is a southern suburb of Chicago. The population was 28,331 at the 2010 census.

Thornton Fractional Township South High School is a high school located in Suburban Cook County, Illinois, located 6 miles (9.7 km) from the city limits of Chicago. The school serves an area of approximately 9 square miles (23 km2), & serves over 2,000 students in grades 9-12 who reside in the near South Suburban communities of Lansing & Lynwood.

Academics

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, & graduated 92.8% of its Senior class. [6] 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. [6] Overall, the school has not exceeded minimum expectations in reading, mathematics & science. [6] It has far exceeded graduation expectations. [6]

Athletics

T.F. North competes in the South Suburban Conference & is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), the body which governs most sports & competitive activities in the state. All T.F. North Athletic Teams are known as the Meteors.

South Suburban Conference (Illinois)

The South Suburban Conference (SSC) is a high school athletic and activity conference which comprises fourteen schools located in the south and southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

Illinois High School Association School and sports organization that represents the high schools from the State of Illinois.

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is a state high school association in the United States that regulates competition in most interscholastic sports and some interscholastic activities at the high school level. It is a charter member of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The IHSA regulates 14 sports for boys, 15 sports for girls, and eight co-educational non-athletic activities. More than 760 public and private high schools in the state of Illinois are members of the IHSA. The Association's offices are in Bloomington, Illinois.

Activities

T.F. North offers many extra-curricular activities. Some of these have won Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Championships in the past, such as the Drama Club.

Other activities & 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, Newspaper, Peer Mediators, Pep Club, S.A.D.D., Speech Team, Radio/TV Productions (Meteor Productions), Visual Arts, & Yearbook. [10]

Notable alumni

Related Research Articles

Thornton Township, Cook County, Illinois Township in Illinois, United States

Thornton Township is one of 29 townships in Cook County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 169,326.

Deerfield High School, or DHS, is a public four-year high school in Deerfield, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is part of Township High School District 113, which also includes Highland Park High School.

Ivan "John" Jurkovic is a former American football player currently employed as a broadcaster. He grew up in Calumet City, Illinois. Jurkovic played professionally as a defensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Cleveland Browns. Jurkovic was a fan favorite in Green Bay for his boisterous personality. He attended Thornton Fractional North High School and Eastern Illinois University.

Michael John Tomczak is a former American football player. Tomczak played quarterback for several NFL teams from 1985 through 1999, including the Chicago Bears, the Green Bay Packers, the Cleveland Browns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League until 2014 when they ceased operations. He is of Polish descent.

Brother Rice High School (Chicago) Private parochial boys school in Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States

Brother Rice High School is a Catholic, all male college preparatory institution in Chicago, Illinois administered under the Congregation of Christian Brothers. On the same block of land, directly to the east, is the all female Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, while Saint Xavier University is just to the south of Mother McAuley, and to the southeast of Brother Rice. Its enrollment is mostly drawn from local neighborhoods such as Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, West Lawn, Morgan Park, and Ashburn, as well as local suburban municipalities such as Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Palos Heights, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Burbank, and Alsip. The Christian Brothers of Ireland founded the school in 1956. The school's namesake is the founder of their religious order, Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice. It is affiliated with Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

The Independent School League (ISL) is an athletic league comprising nine private secondary schools in the Chicago metro area. All of the schools are also full members of the Illinois High School Association, the governing body for most high school athletics and competitive activities in the state. The schools are all relatively small, most belonging to the smaller classes of competition offered by the IHSA.

Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215, more commonly known as T.F. District 215, is composed of two high schools and the supplementary Center for Academics and Technology.

Amos Alonzo Stagg High School Public secondary school in Palos Hills, Illinois, USA

Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, Stagg, or AAS, is a public four-year high school located at the intersection of S. Roberts Rd. and W. 111th Street in Palos Hills, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Consolidated High School District 230, which also includes Victor J. Andrew High School and Carl Sandburg High School.

Thornton High School is the name of numerous high schools in the United States, including:

Dwight D. Eisenhower High School (Blue Island, Illinois) Public secondary school in Blue Island, Illinois, United States

Dwight D. Eisenhower High School is a public four-year high school located in Blue Island, Illinois, a southern suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Community High School District 218 along with sister schools Alan B. Shepard High School and Harold L. Richards High School.

Reavis High School High school in Burbank, Illinois

Reavis High School is a public high school located in Burbank, Illinois. It is named for Dr. William Claude Reavis (1881–1955), a professor at the University of Chicago who played a major role in guaranteeing its completion.

Lake View High School (Chicago)

Lake View High School is a public four-year high school located in the Lake View neighborhood on the north side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Lake View is a part of the Chicago Public Schools district. While the current building opened in 1886, the school itself opened in 1874, dating to a time when the Lake View community was not a part of the city of Chicago. Lake View became a part of Chicago in 1889. Created when the Lake View area was its own township before it joined Chicago, the school is the oldest operating township secondary school in the state of Illinois.

Southwest Suburban Conference

The Southwest Suburban Conference is an athletic and competitive activity conference consisting of public secondary schools located in the south and southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

Alan B. Shepard High School Public secondary school in Palos Heights, Illinois, USA

Alan B. Shepard High School is a public secondary school located in Palos Heights, Illinois. The school, along with Dwight D. Eisenhower High School and Harold L. Richards High School are part of Community High School District 218. Students who attend the school live in the communities of Palos Heights, Crestwood, Worth, Alsip, Robbins, and Calumet Park. The school is named in honor of Alan B. Shepard, the first American astronaut to travel into space.

Calumet High School (Chicago) Public secondary charter school in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Calumet High School–Perspectives is a public 4–year charter high school and middle school located in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Opening as Calumet High School, a neighborhood high school in 1909, closing in 2006. The Calumet school building is now used by two charter schools operated by the Chicago Public Schools system.

Mirko Jurkovic American football player

Mirko Jurkovic was an American football offensive guard who played college football at the University of Notre Dame and attended Thornton Fractional North High School in Calumet City, Illinois. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the ninth round of the 1992 NFL Draft.

References

  1. "Thornton Fractnl No High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  2. "Staff". directory. Thornton Fractional HS District 215. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  3. "High School Code Search". College Board. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  4. "Mr. Dwayne Evans - Principal". T. F. North HS. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  5. "Staff Directory". Directory. Thornton Fractional North High School. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
  6. 1 2 3 4 5 "Illinois School Report Card" (PDF). Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  7. 1 2 3 "Calumet City (TF North)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 17 November 2009. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  8. 1 2 "Clubs & Activities". T. F. North HS. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  9. 1 2 3 4 "Thornton Fractional North".
  10. "Clubs & Activities". Thornton Fractional North High School. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  11. "John Jurkovic". Football Database.com. 2011. Archived from the original on 22 November 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2011. High School: Thornton Fractional North (Calumet City, IL)
  12. Foltman, Bob (3 May 2001), "WMVP shuffles afternoon lineup: Low ratings cost Simonson-Canellis", Chicago Tribune, retrieved 11 May 2011, 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.
  13. "Mary Matalin". Notable Personalities Born, Raised, or Became Famous in Lake, Porter Counties Indiana and Surrounding Illinois Communities. LakeNet. Retrieved 11 May 2011. She graduated from T.F. North High School in Calumet City and was elected homecoming queen in her junior year, 1970.
  14. Williams, Marjorie (2008), Reputation: portraits in power, New York, NY, USA: PublicAffairs (Perseus Books), ISBN   978-1-58648-679-2, (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 ...
  15. Hamnik, Al (11 September 2010), "Cal City's Tomczak won't ever forget 'miracle' ride", Northwest Indiana Times, retrieved 11 May 2011, 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.
  16. Myslenski, Skip; Kay, Linda (17 September 1986), "Planning ahead: Mike Tomczak reached inside the breast...", Chicago Tribune, retrieved 11 May 2011, 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.
  17. "Steve Wojciechowski". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved 11 May 2011. High School: Thornton Fractional North High School (Calumet City, Illinois)