Thornton Fractional North High School

Thornton Fractional North High School (T.F. North, TF North, TFN; formerly Thornton Fractional Township High School) is a publicsecondary school in Calumet City, Illinois. It first opened its doors in March 1926.[9]

Public secondary school in Calumet City, Illinois, United States
Thornton Fractional North High School
755 Pulaski Road



United States

41.6146°N 87.5452°W / 41.6146; -87.5452

Former name Thornton Fractional Township High School (1926)
School type publicsecondary
Motto “Hardworking, Caring, Responsible, and Respectful.”
Established 1926
School district Thornton Fractional HS 215
Superintendent Dr. Creg E. Williams[1]
CEEB code 140475[2]
Principal Mr. Brian Rucinski [3]
Faculty 142[4]
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,452 (2019-20)[5]
Average class size 21.6[6]
Campus size 3 Acres
Campus type suburban


Athletics conference South Suburban Conference[7]
Mascot Meteor-Man
Nickname Meteors[7]
Rival Thornton Fractional South High School
Accreditation Illinois State Board of Education
Newspaper Thorntonian[8]
Yearbook Chronoscope[8]
Communities served Calumet City
Feeder schools Burnham Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Schrum Mem. Middle School
Wentworth Jr. High School

The school serves Calumet City and Burnham. T.F. North also serves over 1,700 students in grades 9–12. The school’s boundaries are the City of Chicago on the North, Torrence Avenue on the West, the Indiana state line on the East, and the Little Calumet River to the South.[9]

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Due to growth in the Calumet City–Lansing area, Thornton Fractional South High School was opened in 1959. The original high school that first opened in 1926 was renamed Thornton Fractional North High School. In 1963 and 1964, expansions to the 1936 building were completed.[9]

In 2010, T.F. North had an average composite ACT score of 18.0, an average class size of 21.6 Students, a 20.5 Student to Teacher Ratio, and graduated 92.8% of its Senior class.[6] T.F. North has not made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) on the Prairie State Achievement Examination, a state test used in Illinois to fulfill the mandates of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.[6] Overall, the school has not exceeded minimum expectations in reading, mathematics, and science.[6] It has far exceeded graduation expectations with an 87% graduation rate.[6]

The Athletics Director is Mr. DeVale Stubbs.

T.F. North competes in the South Suburban Conference and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), the body which governs most sports and competitive activities in the state. Teams are stylized as the Meteors. School colors are Purple and Gold.

The school sponsors interscholastic teams for young men and women in badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, dance team, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling.

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