Tinley Park High School

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Tinley Park High School
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Address
6111 W. 175th Street
Tinley Park, Illinois, 60477
United States
Coordinates 41°34′18″N 87°46′02″W / 41.57163°N 87.76713°W / 41.57163; -87.76713Coordinates: 41°34′18″N 87°46′02″W / 41.57163°N 87.76713°W / 41.57163; -87.76713
Information
School type Public secondary
Opened 1961
School district Bremen Com. HS District 228
Superintendent Bill Kendall
CEEB Code 144118
Principal Theresa Zielinski
Teaching staff 72
Grades 9–12
Gender coed
Enrollment 1,142 (2007-08)
Average class size 20.7
Campus Suburban
Color(s)      Scarlet
     Gold
Athletics conference South Suburban Conference
Nickname Titans
Rival Oak Forest High School
Average ACT scores 20.0
Publication Afterthoughts
Newspaper Titan Times
Yearbook Scythe
Website
[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Tinley Park High School, TPHS or simply Tinley is a public high school located in Tinley Park, Illinois, approximately 30 miles southwest of Chicago. It is part of Bremen Community High School District 228 which also includes Oak Forest High School, Hillcrest High School and Bremen High School.

Overview[edit]

Tinley Park High School is the second oldest school of the four high schools comprising Bremen High School District 228, opening in 1961. The 1,100 students at TPHS come from sections of the villages of Tinley Park, Oak Forest, Markham, and Country Club Hills, Illinois.

Demographics[edit]

With approximately 67 teachers for the estimated 1100 student body, Tinley Park has a student/teacher ratio of roughly 17:1. In 2007, the student body composed of 56.8% caucasian students, 25.8% African-American students, 10.4% Hispanic students, 4.7% Asian-American students, 0.6% Native American students, and 1.6% multi-racial students.

Academics[edit]

In 2008, the average composite ACT score for Titan students was 22.0.[4] As of 2008, Tinley Park HS is making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as described by the federal No Child Left Behind act.[4]

Athletics[edit]

Tinley Park's athletic teams play in the South Suburban Conference, governed by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).

The school sponsors interscholastic teams for young men and women in: basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, and track & field. Young men may compete in baseball, football, and wrestling. Young women may compete in cheerleading, softball, and volleyball. While not sponsored by the IHSA, the school also sponsors a pom pom team (the Titanette Dancers).[7]

The following teams have won their respective IHSA state tournaments or meets:[8]

  • Cheerleading: State Champions (2006–07, 07–08)
  • Football: State Champions (1986–87)

Activities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "District 228 Administration". Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Administration". Tinley Park High School. Retrieved May 26, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Tinley Park High School". Retrieved May 26, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "2008 Illinois School Report Card for Tinley Park HS". Retrieved May 26, 2009. 
  5. ^ "School info for Tinley Park HS". ihsa.org. Retrieved May 26, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Activities directory". Tinley Park High School. Retrieved May 26, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Athletics". Tinley Park High School. Retrieved May 26, 2009. 
  8. ^ "IHSA Season Summaries for Tinley Park HS". Retrieved May 26, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Coach Passes On Key to Greatness". Chicago Tribune. 18 February 1965. pp. NW7. Retrieved 15 August 2009. Gora would rather discuss his (Tinley Park) titan swimming team than himself, but he is familiar with greatness. He swam in the 1952 Olympics ...