Our History

    Thornton Township High School District 205 was formed in 1892 in Harvey, Illinois. The district is composed of three high schools- Thornton Township High School in Harvey,IL(1898; Thornridge High School in Dolton, IL (1960); Thornwood High School in South Holland, IL (1972). District 205 covers all or portions of the following communities from Thornton Township: Blue Island, Burnham, Calumet City, Dixmoor, Dolton, East Hazel Crest, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Lansing, Markham, Phoenix, Posen, Riverdale, South Holland, Thornton

    Our Mission 

    Our mission is to develop productive citizens who are enrolled, enlisted or employed at the completion of high school.

    Our Core Values

    EMPATHY - We will feel with our people. Attempt to share perceptions. Stay out of judgment. Recognize emotion in others. Communicate the recognition of emotion in others. 

    TRUST - Earn the confident belief in our organization. We will work to create clarity and avoid over-complexification. We will work compassionately to educate our students. We will do what is right over what is easy. We will work to get successful results from all our students. We will ensure our employees are competent so that our students are successful. We will continue to reach for connections with students, parents, and our community. We are committed to the success of our students. We will consistently do the little things that impact student success.

    PRIDE - Offer those we serve the opportunity to perform at their highest levels. Be truthful in all interactions with others. Value everyone’s perspectives and opinions by actively listening and responding positively. Honor all faces of diversity. Honor consensus decisions made for the organization.

    Our Students

    District 205 proudly serves over 6000 students: 9th through 12th grade! 

    Our Teachers and Staff

    73% of our District 205 teachers hold a Masters Degree or above!