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

    In taking a holistic approach, all stakeholders will be responsible to provide an Innovative and Challenging Instructional Delivery; impact Critical Thinking Skills; and promote Positive Social Behavior in our students to Develop Productive Citizens. Our vision is Preparing All District 205 Students to be Competitive Leaders in Our Global Society. We Believe In “High Expectations, Community Engagement, College and Career Readiness, All Stakeholders being Accountable, Inspiring a Positive Impact in the 21st Century, Having One Shared Voice”

    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!