Addison Trail High School

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Addison Trail High School
Addison Trail High School Logo 01.png
213 N. Lombard Road
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 1966
School district DuPage H.S. District 88
Superintendent Scott Helton[1]
Principal Michael Bolden [2]
Grades 9—12
Gender co-ed
Enrollment 2,026 (2014-15)[3]
Average class size 16.6[4]
Campus Suburban
School color(s)      Navy blue
Slogan Academically Engaged, Trustworthy, Honorable, and Safe[6]
Fight song A.T. Blazers Go![7]
Athletics conference West Suburban Conference
Mascot Bucky the Blazer
Nickname Blazers[5]
Average ACT scores 20.5[4]
Newspaper Torch[8]
Yearbook ATtribute[8]

Addison Trail High School (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.[9] which also includes Willowbrook High School. Addison Trail draws its students from Addison and unincorporated areas adjacent to Lombard and Wood Dale.

Addison Trail has roughly 2,026 students in the grades 9-12, and have 122 full-time teachers staffed in the school year of 2015-2016.[10] Addison Trail is ranked as the 394th best high school in Illinois[11]

The population at Addison Trail, as of 2015, is 58.9% Hispanic, 4.2% Asian, 3.5% African American, 32.1% white, and .9% being two or more races.[11]


Addison Trail High School first opened on September 1, 1966.[12] Prior to the opening of Addison Trail, there were two other high schools within District 88 - York High School, located in Elmhurst, and Willowbrook High School, located in Villa Park. Due to the rapid growth within District 88, Addison Trail was approved for construction, making it the third in the district.[12]

Since the opening of Addison Trail, there have been significant changes to the school. In 1976, construction of a new addition to Addison Trail was approved due to a growing student population.[12] In 2008, construction began on new renovations, which included a new 3-story classroom addition, student commons area, and field house.[13] The renovations, and additions were completed in 2010.[14] In 2010, Village of Addison purchased what was once Driscoll High School with the primary intention of using it as Addison Trail’s athletic fields.[15] The acquired land was named “Blazer Park”.[16]


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.[17]


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.[18]

The following teams finished in the top four of their respective IHSA sponsored state championship tournament or meet.[19]

  • Football: semifinals (1990—91, 1991—92); 2nd place (1983—84, 1997—98)
  • Gymnastics (boys): 4th place (1987—88); 3rd place (1982—83, 1986—87, 1988—89, 2002—03); 2nd place (1978—79, 1983—84, 2001—02); State Champions (1976—77, 1977—78, 1979—80, 1980—81, 1981—82, 1984—85, 1985—86)
  • Gymnastics (girls): State Champions (1977—78, 1978—79, 1979—80, 1980—81, 1990—91)
  • Soccer (boys): 4th place (1989—90)
  • Wrestling: 2nd place (1970—71); State Champions (1978—79, 1979—80)
  • Hockey State Champions (1993)
  • Boys Swimming: 25th place(2009-2010)
  • Boys Volleyball: 3rd place (2014-2015)
  • Coed Cheerleading: ICCA Champions (2016) ICCA 3rd place (2015) ICCA 4th place (2014)[20]
  • Coed Cheerleading Stunt Group: 1st place (2016)[21]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Administration". DuPage High School District 88. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 2015-07-26. 
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  3. ^ "Addison Trail High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d e 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 Archived March 4, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Lyrics and music to A.T. Blazers Go!; accessed 20 July 2009 Archived April 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ a b Directory of ATHS credited clubs and activities; accessed 20 July 2009 Archived May 1, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "DuPage High School District 88". Retrieved 2017-07-21. 
  10. ^ "Addison Trail High School in ADDISON, IL | Best High Schools | US News". Archived from the original on 2013-10-02. Retrieved 2017-07-23. 
  11. ^ a b "Addison Trail High School". SchoolDigger. Retrieved 2017-07-23. 
  12. ^ a b c Addison: Village of Friendship: A Centennial Commemorative Book of Addison, Illinois, 1884-1984. Addison Centennial Commission. 1984. p. 138. 
  13. ^ "$115 million rehab work at Addison Trail, Willowbrook halfway done -- Daily Herald". Retrieved 2017-07-20. 
  14. ^ Mistretta, Elisabeth. "Addison Trail, Willowbrook dedicate renovations". Daily Herald. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  15. ^ "Driscoll sale to Addison finalized -- Daily Herald". Retrieved 2017-07-20. 
  16. ^ "Village of Addison eNewsletter – February 2011". Retrieved 2017-07-20. 
  17. ^ The Top of the Class - The complete list of the 1,500 top U.S. high schools; 8 June 2009;; accessed 20 July 2009
  18. ^ ATHS Athletic Department; accessed 20 July 2009
  19. ^ Season summaries for ATHS;; accessed 20 July 2009
  20. ^ Creative, Switzer. "2015-2016 CHAMPIONS - ICCA | Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association". 2015-2016 CHAMPIONS - ICCA | Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association. Retrieved 2016-04-15. 
  21. ^ Creative, Switzer. "2015-2016 CHAMPIONS - ICCA | Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association". 2015-2016 CHAMPIONS - ICCA | Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association. Retrieved 2016-04-15. 
  22. ^ Mark Anelli stats & bio;; accessed 20 July 2009 Archived 8 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  23. ^ 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
  24. ^ Sotonoff, Jamie. "Bad jobs became comedy gold for Addison man". Daily Herald. Retrieved 31 March 2018. 
  25. ^ Addison Trail Tradition of Excellence Award; Addison Trail website; accessed 20 July 2009
  26. ^ Mark Rodenhauser stats & bio;; accessed 20 July 2009 Archived 18 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  27. ^ "Rocco Sisto, Class of 1970 - Addison Trail High School - Classmates". Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  28. ^ Lenae Williams stas & bio;; accessed 20 July 2009
  29. ^ 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

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