Thornton Township High School

  • Thornton Township High School serves 1,798 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the IL average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 51%.
  • Thornton Township High School operates within the Thornton Twp Hsd 205 School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1798 students has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 147 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,798 students
Thornton Township High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Thornton Township High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 147 teachers
Thornton Township High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Thornton Township High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.31 is equal to the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 16:1
Thornton Township High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
1%
5%
Thornton Township High School Asian Students (1994-2015)
Hispanic
18%
25%
Thornton Township High School Black Students (1990-2015)
Black
81%
17%
Thornton Township High School Black Students (1990-2015)
White
n/a
49%
Thornton Township High School White Students (1988-2012)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Thornton Township High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
n/a
3%
Thornton Township High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.31 0.31
Thornton Township High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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Thornton Township High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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Thornton Township High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2013)

District Comparison

  • Thornton Twp Hsd 205 School District's student population of 4,832 students has decreased by 8% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $23,941 is higher than the state average of $15,061. The district revenue/student has grown by 44% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $24,175 is higher than the state average of $15,092. The district spending/student has grown by 49% over four years.
School District Name Thornton Twp Hsd 205 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 4,832 753
Thornton Twp Hsd 205 School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate n/a 88%
Thornton Twp Hsd 205 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2005)
District Total Revenue $121 MM $11 MM
Thornton Twp Hsd 205 School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $122 MM $11 MM
Thornton Twp Hsd 205 School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $23,941 $15,061
Thornton Twp Hsd 205 School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $24,175 $15,092
Thornton Twp Hsd 205 School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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