Thornwood High School

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Thornwood High School
17101 South Park Ave., South Holland, IL 60473


Coordinates 41°35′00″N87°36′19″W / 41.58343°N 87.60539°W / 41.58343; -87.60539 Coordinates: 41°35′00″N87°36′19″W / 41.58343°N 87.60539°W / 41.58343; -87.60539
School district Thornton Township High School District 205
SuperintendentDr. Nathaniel Cunningham Jr.
PrincipalDon C. Holmes
Staff135.30 (FTE) [1]
Number of students1,763 (2020) [2]
Student to teacher ratio12.79 [1]
Color(s) Navy   Gold  
Athletics conference Southland Athletic Conference
Thornwood High main building entrance Thornwood Shit.png
Thornwood High main building entrance

Thornwood High School is a public high school located in South Holland, Illinois, United States. It was built as part of Thornton Township High School District 205. It opened in 1971 to accommodate overcrowding at other District 205 schools, Thornridge High and Thornton Township High School.


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