Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Nathaniel Cunningham, Jr.

Phone: 708-225-4020


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Nathaniel Cunningham, Jr.

Dear Parents and Students, 

It’s time for another wonderful school year! As Superintendent of Thornton Township High Schools District 205, I am excited and honored to bring in another year of academic excellence with our student body. 

Like every year, we enter this school year committed to serving our students, staff, parents, and community stakeholders with transparency and academic integrity. 

Thornton Township High Schools District 205 operates on an uncompromisable set of goals for the overall wellness and success of our students. We work hard to ensure that we are creating and maintaining a student-centered environment which encourages both academic and personal growth. 

We will continue to provide the highest quality of academic programs and extracurricular activities that cater to the different interests of our student body. 

From our academic programs like Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB), to our alternative programs like Outlook Academy, Adult Transition Program (ATP), and the PEACE Center, we are taking the necessary steps to ensure that we are meeting the needs and interest of all of our students.  

District 205 is also in the process of introducing a cosmetology program and a machinery shop, which received a generous donation from the Thornton Alumni Legacy Fund (TALF).  

I look forward to seeing the success of our entire student body throughout this year and after they leave District 205. 

Superintendent's Staff