School Details

Thornton Fractnl No High School

755 Pulaski Road, Calumet City, IL 60409
(708) 585-1000

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1617 students 15 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Thornton Fractional Twp Hsd 215 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Thornton Fractnl No High School is a public high school in Calumet City. The principal of Thornton Fractnl No High School is Mr. Dwayne Evans. 1,617 children attend Thornton Fractnl No High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 0% of the Thornton Fractnl No High School students have "limited English proficiency." 74% of the 1,617 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 85% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Thornton Fractnl No High School is 15:1. Area Career Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 78% 65%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 17%
Hispanic 18% 15%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.06% 0.3%
Asian 0.06% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 67%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%
Economically disadvantaged 74% 51%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Honestly TF north is the complete opposite it's motto. No one is hardworking the average gpa is well under 3.0. No one is caring there is either a fight or a huge altercation everyday. No one is respectful I witness atleast two teachers per day get cursed out and disrespected. Finally No one is responsible there is a list put up every year for how much money students owe for missing books or temporary student id's and I've seen some students that owe hundreds sometimes even close to a thousand dollars. With all of that being said i wouldn't recommend any aspiring 8th graders out there to come to tf north.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a current student at t.f.north and I think that we as students could be a little better in disipline and that even though we might not have perfect of teachers and staff I belive that they are trying their best to be what our school motto is hardworking caring responsible and respectful which we are reminded to be each day and that is what the school has been teaching us along with the education that the extra money is being spent on so I think that T.F.North is being the best that it possiblly can try to be

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a current student at T.F. North and I feel as though this school is not doing all they could for the students. There is a lot of students lacking behind and not much help from teachers or councilors. I have personally had many different problems and tried to get help from the school and I was basically just ignored. I will say they do have some really great teachers who will go far out of their way to help students but they are rather rare at this school. The schools discipline could also use some work a lot of teachers look the other way with certain situations when they should be punished other wise they will just continue thinking what they are doing is okay. Over all this school has good potential they just need to take a look around and step it up.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child is in his 2nd Year of H.S. and so far my experience with this school has been positive. Hopefully they will be able to continue to improve despite the recent tax issues-and not have to eliminate extra curric/classes nor teacher's assistants. The Asst. Principal seems to really care about the students not to take anything away from the Principal. But most often I've seen and interacted with the Asst. Principal.

  • (11 years ago)

    Parents need to be involved. Just because they are in high school does not mean they are adults. Students should be given responsiblity and decision making however the parents must still be involved and set an example for their children. I feel there are many good opportunities for students to get involved in community projects (that includes school) but they need the support of their parents. I hope to see more parents support the school and teachers.

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(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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