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Encyclopedia > Victor J. Andrew High School
Victor J. Andrew High School
Established 1977
Type Public secondary
Principal Glenn Wood
Students 2,524
Grades 9–12
Location 9001 W. 171st Street
Tinley Park, Illinois, USA
Campus Suburban
Colors Black and Gold
Mascot Thunderbolts
Yearbook The Sentinel
Newspaper The Circuit
Website andrew.d230.org

Victor J. Andrew High School, Andrew, or VJA, is a public four-year high school located in Tinley Park, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is the third school to become part of Consolidated High School District 230, which also includes Amos Alonzo Stagg High School and Carl Sandburg High School. Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Educational institutions are often categorised along several dimensions. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... This article is about the mythological weapon. ... A yearbook, also known as an annual, is a book to record, highlight, and commemorate the past year of a school or a book published annually. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, Stagg, or AAS, is a public four-year high school located at the intersection of S. Roberts Rd. ... Carl Sandburg High School, Sandburg, or CSHS, is a public four-year high school located at the intersection of La Grange Road and 131st Street in Orland Park, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ...

Contents

History

Andrew opened in the fall of 1977, enrolling freshman and sophomore students. The first class graduated in 1980. The school is named after scientist Victor J. Andrew, founder of Andrew Corporation, which specializes in communication technologies. Andrew Corporation is an American multinational producer of communications devices. ...


Academics

In 2005, Andrew had an average composite ACT score of 21.4 and graduated 94.2% of its senior class. The average class size is 18.5. Andrew has not made Adequate Yearly Progress on the Prairie State Achievements Examination, a state test part of the No Child Left Behind Act.[1] The ACT® test is a standardized achievement examination for college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, Inc. ... Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is a term defined by the No Child Left Behind Act. ... President Bush signing the bipartisan No Child Left Behind Act at Hamilton H.S. in Hamilton, Ohio. ...


Athletics

Andrew's athletic teams play in SWSC, and Illinois High School Association. Andrew's mascot is the Thunderbolts, taken from the "Flash" trademark of Andrew Corporation. The Tasmanian Devil runs around with a thunderbolt in his hand to represent the pride of Victor J. Andrew and the T-bolt faithful. In 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 Bowling season the Thunderbolts won back to back state championships led by Jimmy Bergstrom in 2005 finals and Tony Yakes in the 2006 finals. During the 2005-2006 school year a vote was taken and the school mascot was changed to Mr. T-Bolt. The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is one of 521 state high school associations in the United States, designed to regulate competition in interscholastic events at the high school level. ... Andrew Corporation is an American multinational producer of communications devices. ...


Activities

  • Andrew Fest
  • Auto Club
  • Music/Theater
  • Chess Team
  • Child Care
  • Freshman Class
  • Sophomore Class
  • Junior Class
  • Senior Class
  • Andrew Swim Guard
  • Drama Club
  • Group Interpretation [GI]
  • Environmental Club
  • International Club
  • J.E.T.S. (WYSE)
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Council
  • Varsity Club
  • Marching Band
  • Mathletes
  • Model U.N
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper ("The Circuit")
  • P.O.W.E.R
  • Peer Mediation
  • Pep Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Scholastic Bowl
  • Science Club
  • Seriography
  • Snowball
  • Speech Team
  • DECA
  • Variety Show
  • Webmasters
  • Yearbook
  • Youth & Government
  • Prom
  • Color/Winter Guard
  • Winter Drumline
  • Thesbian Club
  • Prom Fashion Show

Notable Alumni

  • Gina Glocksen, 9th place finalist on the sixth season of American Idol.
  • Matt Withrow, 2003 Footlocker High School National Cross-Country Champion, currently one of the fastest collegian distance runners in the United States.
  • Kevin Sefcik, Major League baseball player.
  • Garrett Jones, Major League baseball player.

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External links

  • Official website

 
 

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