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9001 171st St
Tinley Park, IL 60487

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(708) 342-5800
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October 02, 2013
Great stuff! It's quite self explanatory, but you should just check it out yourself, just to be on the safe side.

- submitted by a community member
June 19, 2013
This school was really horrible. I hated so much. The teachers were horrible. Thank God my child graduated safely. Never ever go there.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2012
Victor J Andrew great School Academically, great parent involvment in a great community, Totally recommend if your thinking of moving , and its based on schools, VJA HS is terrific place.

- submitted by a community member
January 22, 2012
We as parents have been blessed to be financially able to send our three children to any private school. They completed their elementary school years in private school. Our decision to send all three of them to Andrew has been the best decision we have made. Andrew is wonderful school - from the superintendent down to the cafeteria ladies - It is a top notch school and if your children want to learn they will get an outstanding education here! We love Andrew High Scool!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2011
it's a awesome school and it has awesome food there too but they are to strict about the dress code and the deans is way to mean

- submitted by a student
June 13, 2011
I graduated from Victor J Andrew High school last year and had horrible experiences with the staff. I feel they are too arrogant and disrespectful to the students. I have had many encounters with racism and harassment from teachers and deans as well my counselor.I have been treated unfairly becuase of my race, even though I have never gotten into any trouble I was continuously harassed by the dean. Every problem I had while attending there was left unresolved. There is no surprise VJA has so many great ratings since the majority of students attended are white.

- submitted by a student
March 22, 2011
I have graduated from VJA last year and I can say, without a doubt, that it is a cross between a dictatorship and a prison. VJA is more concerned with disciplining students than trying to solve the problems that causes students to act aggressive and hostile. Many teachers overlook bullying, especially when it concerns homophobia, and in most cases both students get into trouble, even if the student being attacked was defending themselves. Athletes are usually top priority for the administration as they get the most leeway concerning grades, disciplinary action, and just being the favorite students in general. In most classes, the teachers feel that their class is always top priority, thus leading to an unbelievable amount of busy work. The worst problem I had with Andrew was the overall attitude of the student body as a whole. Many students that attend VJA display racism( especially towards the Muslim community), homophobia, xenophobia, classism and are, in general, rude. I'm not saying every teacher or student is bad at VJA. There are good and bad everywhere. When it comes to VJA, the bad outnumbers the good tenfold and nothing is done to stop it.

- submitted by a community member
February 06, 2011
I think this school focus more on th discipline then the education. I feel like im in prison. They have outragous "policies" and are difficult to work with. There seems to be more and more rules and the dress code is getting out of hand. If they put more focus on the education of their students then the rules and punishments they can give, I think the students would be much happier.

- submitted by a community member
February 04, 2011
Unfortunately, the Andrew HS administration has lowered their expectations of athletes in order to finally have a winning basketball team, It is a shame that they gave up the good reputation its basketball staff and school administration once had. This once respectable school lets players do whatever they want with no consequences.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 16, 2009
My grandson is in his 2nd year at Andrew and is a member of the drama club. It is a great orginazation. The plays are produced as well as any professional theater I have ever seen. Andrew is a first-class school and I am happy that my grandson is a student there.

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January 22, 2009
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December 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 18, 2008
We compared Andew with local private schools and decided that Andew was just as good if not better than parochial schools in our area. The honors program is outstanding. The staff is student focused. As a parent and a product of private schools, I am very satisfied with Andrew.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2007
I've thoroughly enjoyed my child's past four years at Andrew. Great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 09, 2007
Horrible school when it comes to safety.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2007
Excellent school. We have been very pleased with the quality of teachers and leadership at the school. Extracurriculars are wide-ranging and well run. The theater and music programs, particularly marching band, are phenomenal and provide great leadership opportunities for the students. AP classes are well-taught and result in good AP test scores. We're very happy with the school.

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February 03, 2007
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May 22, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 05, 2006
Superb Art, Music and Theatre programs! Wide range of AP courses and honors courses. All the benefits that come with a large school (approx. 2600 students) but few of the problems. Genuinely nice kids! Young, enthusiastic teachers.

- submitted by a teacher
February 28, 2006
The quality of education at Andrew continues to improve. Test scores have gone up in the past two years, and the teachers are dedicated to their craft. Parents and community are extremely involved.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 04, 2006
Quality education offered with a broad range of extracurricular activities, giving most of my children an opportunity so far to excel in some area. Most teachers and support staff interact well with the both the students and the parents. My involvement so far has been slight due to lack of time, but also due to lack of opportunity. I would recommend this school district to anyone intending to move to the area. I would have preferred they had built a fourth school instead of the expansion program of the three current district schools. Several of my children found the building size intimidating at first, indicating a need for incoming freshmen to get more support the first week or so with stuck lockers, getting lost in the labyrinth, and other difficulties.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2005
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August 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Andrew is the closest thing to private education in the public sector.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2003
Andrew is the best school that you could send your kids to. There are so many opportunities for them and the school really develops them in to great young men and women I really believe that Andrew Highschool is the best highschool in America.

- submitted by a parent
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Victor J Andrew High School
9001 171st St, Tinley Park, IL  60487
(708) 342-5800
Last modified Victor J Andrew High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Victor J Andrew High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top