Addison Trail High School

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Addison Trail High School
213 N. Lombard Rd.
Addison, Illinois, 60101
United States
Coordinates 41°55′52″N 88°01′15″W / 41.9311°N 88.0209°W / 41.9311; -88.0209
School type public secondary
Opened 1965
School district DuPage H.S. District 88
Superintendent Dr. Scott Helton[1]
Principal Adam Cibulka[2]
Staff 138[3]
Grades 9—12
Gender co-ed
Enrollment 1,874[4]
Average class size 18.1[4]
Campus suburban
School colour(s)      navy blue
Slogan Academically Engaged, Trustworthy, Honorable, and Safe[6]
Fight song A.T. Blazers Go![7]
Athletics conference West Suburban Conference
Nickname Blazers[5]
Average ACT scores 20.5[4]
Newspaper 'Torch[8]
Yearbook 'ATtribute[8]

Addison Trail High School, or ATHS, is a public four-year high school in DuPage County, located approximately half a mile east of Interstate 355 at the intersection of Army Trail Road and Lombard Road in Addison, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of DuPage High School District 88, which also includes Willowbrook High School. Addison Trail draws its students from Addison and unincorporated areas adjacent to Lombard and Wood Dale.


Addison Trail opened in 1966 and was originally to be named Army Trail High School, after the street that is situated on.[9] The students that attended Addison Trail the year it opened were mostly transfers from York Community High School and Willowbrook High School, Addison Trail's sister school.


In 2008, Addison Trail had an average composite ACT score of 25.5 and graduated 98.5% of its senior class.[4] Addison Trail has met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) on the Prairie State Achievement Examination, which with the ACT, comprise the assessments used to fulfill the mandates of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.[4] The school as a whole exceeded expectations in reading, and three of the four students subgroups met the expectations in both mathematics and reading.[4]

In 2009, Newsweek, using the Challenge Index, ranked Addison Trail #491 in its list of the top 1,500 public high schools in America.[10]


Addison Trail competes in the West Suburban Conference. The school is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) which governs most sports and competitive activities in the state. Addison Trail's teams are stylized as the Blazers.

The school sponsors interscholastic teams for young men and women in: basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, swimming & diving; tennis, track & field, and volleyball. Young men may also compete in baseball, football, and wrestling, while young women may compete in badminton, bowling, cheerleading, and softball.[11]

The following teams finished in the top four of their respective IHSA sponsored state championship tournament or meet.[12]

  • Football: semifinals (1990—91, 91—92); 2nd place (1983—84 97—98)
  • Gymnastics (boys): 4th place (1987—88); 3rd place (1982—83, 86—87, 88—89, 2002—03); 2nd place (1978—79, 83—84, 2001—02); State Champions (1976—77, 77—78, 79—80, 80—81, 81—82, 84—85, 85—86)
  • Gymnastics (girls): State Champions (1977—78, 78—79, 79—80, 80—81, 90—91)
  • Soccer (boys): 4th place (1989—90)
  • Wrestling: 2nd place (1970—71); State Champions (1978—79, 79—80)
  • Hockey State Champions (1993)
  • Boys Swimming: 25th place(2009-2010)


Students are allowed to create their own clubs if they can meet requirements: enough student participants, a teacher sponsor, and that the club is school appropriate.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ District 88 Administration[dead link] accessed 20 July 2009
  2. ^ ATHS administration accessed 18 September 2012
  3. ^ Department directory for ATHS; accessed 20 July 2009
  4. ^ a b c d e f Class of 2008 school report card; accessed 20 July 2009
  5. ^ a b School information for ATHS;; accessed 20 July 2009
  6. ^ ATHS homepage; accessed 20 July 2009
  7. ^ Lyrics and music to A.T. Blazers Go!; accessed 20 July 2009
  8. ^ a b Directory of ATHS credited clubs and activities; accessed 20 July 2009
  9. ^ Original Blue Prints
  10. ^ The Top of the Class - The complete list of the 1,500 top U.S. high schools; 8 June 2009;; accessed 20 July 2009
  11. ^ ATHS Athletic Department; accessed 20 July 2009
  12. ^ Season summaries for ATHS;; accessed 20 July 2009
  13. ^ Mark Anelli stats & bio;; accessed 20 July 2009
  14. ^ McDill, Kent; San Francisco 'a nice fit' for Addison Trail product Anelli; 29 May 2002; Daily Herald; Mark Anelli had the strangest feeling he was going to get drafted by the San Francisco 49ers this spring ... After all, the 49ers clearly had shown the most interest in the former Addison Trail High School standout; accessed 20 July 2009
  15. ^ Addison Trail Tradition of Excellence Award; Addison Trail website; accessed 20 July 2009
  16. ^ Mark Rodenhauser stats & bio;; accessed 20 July 2009
  17. ^ Lenae WIlliams stas & bio;; accessed 20 July 2009
  18. ^ Tucker, Steve; Williams sparks DePaul; 5 December 2001; Chicago Sun-Times; There was no denying Lenae Williams. The senior from Addison Trail scored 39 points to lift DePaul; accessed 20 July 2009
  19. ^
  20. ^ Deborah Grubbe bio
  21. ^ Thomas Dymit bio

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