Thornton High School District #205
465 E. 170th Street, South Holland, IL
Blue Island, Burnham, Calumet City, Dixmoor, Dolton, East Hazel Crest, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Lansing, Markham, Phoenix, Posen, Riverdale, South Holland, Thornton
Hold or be eligible for the Illinois Superintendent’s License
Successful and significant administrative experience
The three comprehensive high schools in Thornton Township High School District 205 (TTHSD) have the International Baccalaureate Program (IB: provides a rigorous, high-quality education, professional development that improves pedagogy and leadership), as well as AVID Programs (designed to close the achievement gap and prepare all students for college readiness and success) and Advance Placement Courses (AP) that highlight the district’s Vision and Mission Statements. These starship programs are coupled with comprehensive curriculum and sports and activity programs that enhance all students’ educational offerings throughout their high school experience.
The district boasts multiple Illinois State Scholars, students with perfect scores on the AP Exam, Gates Scholars and students who have received full rides to prestigious colleges and universities like Harvard and Yale Universities!
We are student-centered and have a majority-minority student body. We take pride in our diverse community, its inherent richness and source of motivation for our teachers in preparing our students for a global society.
TTHSD has a ninety percent (90%) attendance rate across the district; our class sizes average 18 to 1; Seventy-four percent (74%) of our teachers have Master’s Degrees, our average salary for teachers and administrators exceed the Illinois State average and our teacher retention rate is near ninety percent (90%) at a 13-year average stay!
- Thornton High School
- Thornridge High School
- Thornwood High School
* FY17 Total Budget: $120M
Search Calendar: (The Board reserves the right to extend all dates.)
- Accepting Applications Through: February 28, 2018
- Names of Selected Candidates Taken to the Board: March 14, 2018
- Superintendent Named: By early April, 2018
- Superintendent Start: July 1, 2018
- Apply for the position through this Website if you are interested in this position.
- Please submit the required credentials through this Website.