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18500 Burnham Avenue
Lansing, IL 60438

(708) 585-2000
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August 18, 2015
If your new to Lansing be prepared to be delayed when registering your kids, even when you have all your correct documents.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2015
This is the worse school in Illinois period!!!!!!! Please keep your kids away if you want them to succeed in life!!!!!! You have been warned!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member

June 30, 2014
When I attended, this school provided me with a great foundation for life. The teachers cared, the extra cirriculars were fantastic and kept us competitive. I think there are different challenges as the years have passed, but it's the instructors who matter. They care, I know quite a few of them personally and I hear what they have to say. I also know that they are highly educated and were great students themselves. The town is a great place to live with a lot of people who really care about its future. I know the town has changed a bit over the last 20 years, but the school and it's faculty have remained a constant.

- submitted by a student

May 01, 2012
The administrators are out of touch with the students. They appear to only be concerned with discipline. My child is an honor student but has complained that alot staff treat the students as if they are jail inmates including yellling at them and listing all the ways students can get detention over the intercom. The teachers of honors and AP classes are nice and very concerned about students doing well. The school has a mixture of races but it is still very segregated. The school staff could use diversity training. The superintendent could be better at handling parental concerns. Instead of ignoring calls or emails; he should set up meetings between parents and staff to negotiate change or compromise.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2008
I've had two children graduate from TFS and one is currently a junior in the honors program. I'm supportive of most faculty and staff. I've witnessed a transistion of the school which will lead me to put my last child in private school. The programs has lead to more emphasis on disciplinary polices and less on elevating students self-esteem and thinking about continuing their education. A large percent of the students end up at the local community college as oppose to attending ivy league colleges and universities. There is little emphasis on SAT/ACT testing or prepatory classes for college entry exams, in addition to providing scholarship information. I would agree that TFS focuses more on their extra-curricular activities and not enough on improving testing and entry into colleges and universities. Students are treated more like numbers and less like people. South needs to refocus and prepare our kids for higher education.

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2007
I have a sophomore and senior at TF south and a brother that recently graduated with honors. The academic program is sensational. My senior loves to come home and do geomertry, which to me is awesome! The teachers are great, they challenge the children to really think. You cannot be a failure at this school. Everything is spelled out so easily, do the work and obey the rules.It's that simple. The teachers and counselors have an open door policy which makes it easy to communicate. The tardy and detention policy is a bit ridiculous. I would recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2007
I'm a current student at TFS.This school isn't really that bad. It's just that the teachers are really discriminatory and pick favourites. And the discipline system is OUT OF CONTROL!... There are literally more people in the offices than the classrooms because of infractions on the rules that are just too harsh.Thetardy policy is just plain DUMB! The dresscode is also in favour of favouritism because specific students get to wear whatever they want if they benifit the school, like the sportplayers. There's alotta racial tension too. And there's way too much emphasis on sports!

- submitted by a student

September 25, 2006
TF South is in dire need of an overhaul. The students appear out of control. The staff spends too much time trying to suspend or send the kids to detention instead of focusing on what most important - academics. Sports seem to take a priority to all else, and that's where all the parent involvement lies. I've been to the open houses, report card day etc... and it's sad to see the small portion of parents that show up. I've encountered teachers who only speak of retirement. There is a lack of college fairs that include accredited universities. It angers me to see how poorly my tax dollars are being wasted.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2006
Thornton Fractional is an excellent school. The academics are at high standards. The staff are great. Any negative situations that go on are dealt with quickly and firmly. The extra curricular activities couldn't be better. Our athletes are great in what they do. Everyone seems to have great school spirit. Parents and teacher can become really close. It's very easy to be become involved in your child's life at school. Many parents at Thornton Fractional South are well involved with the teachers and administration office.

- submitted by a student

September 23, 2005
I believe it still offers a quality education for local students. Teachers are involved and concerned. The expansion will help with the overcrowding and TFS is a great school

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2005
The school offered an honors track and did encourage academic success. The school did not provide enough contact with universities, for upperclassmen, most school visits were from jr. colleges.

- submitted by a parent
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Thornton Fractnl So High School
18500 Burnham Avenue, Lansing, IL  60438
(708) 585-2000
Last modified Thornton Fractnl So High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Thornton Fractnl So High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top