Thornwood High School

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17101 S Park Ave
South Holland, IL 60473
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Thornwood High School serves 1,730 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 7% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 8% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Thornwood High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

Thornwood High School's student population of 1,730 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 135 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,730 students
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Total Classroom Teachers135 teachers
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School Comparison

Thornwood High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Thornwood High School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3504 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
8%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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5%
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Hispanic
12%
26%
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Black
83%
17%
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White
3%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.300.68
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Graduation Rate
80%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameThornton TWP HSD 205 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Thornwood High School is Outlook Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mckinley Junior High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mckinley Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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Thornwood was one of the BEST high schools in the country when I went there...... what happened?
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