School Details

Tinley Park High School

6111 175th Street, Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 532-1900
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1253 students 19 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

46%
38%
52%
50%
42%
55%
42%
35%
49%

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
  • Bremen Chsd 228 School District average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tinley Park High School is a public high school in Tinley Park. The principal of Tinley Park High School is Dr. Theresa Nolan. 1,253 students go to Tinley Park High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 0% of the Tinley Park High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 12% of the 1,253 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 28% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Tinley Park High School is 19:1. Project Challenge is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 54% 38%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 38%
Hispanic 13% 22%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Multiracial 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 37%
Limited English proficiency 0% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 12% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I went to TPHS from 95-99. What I can say is that I received a good enough education to get into a near ivy league school and because I was able to play sports at Tinley I was able to get some financial aid to go to said school and play for another 4 years. One thing that Tinley has going for it is a lower student count and a good student to teacher ratio. Im not sure why someone on here would care how the team has performed at their last few home comings but Tinley has had MANY successful sport teams in most of their provided sports. I think students at tinley have the ability to shine and are more likely to be noticed! That is hard to find at alot other area schools.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child received an excellent education from this school and the district as a whole. He also got accepted into a fantastic collage.

  • (2 years ago)

    Move out of the district if you have to so you can avoid this miserable high school. Horrible curriculum.

  • (3 years ago)

    Poor school. Complete lack of a challenging curriculum. Poor educational techniques. Only come here if you want a sub-standard quality education for your kid and want them to pass. They can work in Mcdonalds for the rest of their life!

  • (5 years ago)

    While TPHS isn't bad at getting average students into mediocre colleges it offers little encouragement for students that have the potential to attend more respectable universities. They must address this in order to be on par with the good public schools in the area.

  • (5 years ago)

    Because it has awesome swim program for kids and aswesome pre shoool

  • (5 years ago)

    It's small enough to allow the students to actually know each other. No oversized impersonal atmosphere here! The staff actually remembers the alumni too!

  • (6 years ago)

    Ok lets try and cover some of the things that have been brought up in other reviews. I attended TPHS from 2004-2007 so I can say I have some of the most recent experience here. First of all a football team doesnt make the school. We didnt have Lincoln Way East's or Joliet Catholic's type of prestige level. The football team is made up of the local kids that want to play. As far as athletic opportunity this school is second to none. Secondly the school is not racist or anything of that nature. The diversity in this school is what makes this school so amazing. We dont have tension between races or anything like that. Never had any problems with gangs. I had the opportunity to go to Andrew Lincoln Way East and Sandburg after 2 years at TPHS and I passed it up to continue going there.

  • (6 years ago)

    Tinley Park High School is Well Rounded academically well positioned for our children. Teachers are Outstanding Caring professionals who want to see our kids be successful.

  • (7 years ago)

    Incredible academic experiences! Great Co-Curriculars. Absolute choice for Tinley Residents! Great students great staff.

  • (10 years ago)

    I graduated from TPHS a few years ago the guidance staff was most helpful when choosing a college. The rest of the staff is just as good. The diversity is what makes TPHS a wonderful school. I am now working on my bachelors degree in early childhood education thanks to TPHS early childhood classes which helped me choose what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. Take advantage of all the activities they have to offer as well as sports and services. They are there for you! Ask for help-thats what the staff is there for. As for the parking pass $50 is not that bad the earing thing has been around for a while so what? Also show the freshman around then they wont be so lost and hallways wont be so crowded. Make friends and have fun-it will be over before you know it! Trust Me.

  • (10 years ago)

    Tinley Park High School is GREAT! There is a lot of different kinds of students from different countries. It is an interesting place to acknowledge the different cultures around the world! As for the education the teachers are always willing to help you out anytime you need them. The counselors' doors are always open for you. Also the principal Dr. McGraw always has a cheerful face. Lastly this school was in Illinois's record for being the cleanest. I highly recommend this high school. Go Titans!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is lousy as far as diversity is concerned. TPHS try to place all minority children in low tracks whereas they aren't learning anything. It's racist undertones all throughout this school. The counselors aren't helpful at all. Trust me I know from past experience. They told me I was best suited for Community College 4 years ago. Now I'm writing a theisis about how bad they are. By the way I never went to that Community College they suggested.

  • (10 years ago)

    Tphs has been a great school since it began over 40 years ago. It is diverse and that just adds to it's charm. Students are able to get to know different types of people where they normally wouldn't at andrew. The teachers are for the most part outstanding. In response to the previous comment about getting through the freshman hallway well... This is because freshman are usually lost and that is why it is packed! don't fall victim to the rumors of how horrible tphs. Go and experience it yourself with an open mind & you will love it. Go titans!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is dirty and the football team hasn't even won their own homecoming game in years. Freshman hall is impossible to get through. Guys aren't allowed to wear earings. Parking stickers for students are fifty bucks.

  • (10 years ago)

    As a former student of T.P.H.S. I can see that the school has become quite diverse in its activities and that pleases me a great deal. I feel that even though the sports program isn't quite top notch there is still time and as a former Titan they still have my support and respect GO TITANS!!

  • (10 years ago)

    As a student of T.P.H.S. I would say that this is not a bad school. It gives the students an opportunity to learn many different courses taught at our school and at other schools around the district. The sports may not be the best but you can still feel a part of the team. The activities are also very fun. I really like my school.

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