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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Thornton Township High School is a public school located in Harvey, IL. It has 1,650 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 7% of students are at least proficient in math and 12% in reading.

Thornton Township High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
12%
Percent Proficient - Math
7%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1010
155 responses
Average ACT
20
156 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$28,349
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$885
National
$949
Median Home Value
$74,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
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  • Graduation
    26%
  • Prom themes
    12%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Football Night Games
    10%
  • Home comming dance
    10%
  • Assemblies
    9%
  • Senior government
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,650
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,089
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.6%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$26,320/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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My experience at Thornton Township High School has been one for the books. This school has taught me a lot about the value of education, as well as obstacles I may face, along with how to defeat them. I genuinely appreciate the staff members. Whether they are helping students with assignments or giving advice on personal problems, I can always count on them for support. It also brings music to my ears listening to the inspiring announcements from my principle over the intercom. I do look forward to seeing a few changes in my school, though. I suggest an additional section in the cafeteria (specially designed for those who are vegetarian or vegan), a study hall, and reconstruction on the worn-out parts of the building, hence it is over 100 years old. Overall, I will always cherish Thornton Township High School and its staff members for its positive atmosphere and effort to make sure students are academically and mentally prepared for what life has in store for them.
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I have been attenteding Thornton Township since my freshman year. Coming into high school it was a different experience than middle school. I had to become more responsible and self sufficient very quickly. I liked how the administration and staff helped the incoming freshmen to become comfortable in the new environment. I also enjoy the school spirit that the students and teachers have. However, I feel that we need better food choices, a better athletic facilities, and to remodel the old parts of the buildings to help create a better environment for students.
Although the location is highly poverished, the school in itself is filled with teachers who care. There is a true bond built from the principle right down to the security guards and custodians. When focused, the education provided can take you far. The extracurriculars are just as amazing. Not to mention the excellent speech team.