Reavis High School

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Reavis High School
6034 W. 77th Street


United States
Coordinates41°45′12″N 87°46′19″W / 41.7533°N 87.772°W / 41.7533; -87.772Coordinates: 41°45′12″N 87°46′19″W / 41.7533°N 87.772°W / 41.7533; -87.772
School typepublic, secondary
School districtH.S. District 220
NCES District ID1733270[1]
SuperintendentDaniel J. Riordan[2]
CEEB code143235[3]
NCES School ID173327003446[1]
PrincipalJulie A. Schultz[2]
Teaching staff93.68 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,778[4] (2016-17)
Student to teacher ratio20.15:1[1]
Campus typesuburban[1]
Color(s)     navy blue
Athletics conferenceSouthwest Suburban[5]
MascotRicky the Ram
Team nameRams[5]
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools[6]

Reavis High School is a public high school located in Burbank, Illinois. It is named for Dr. William Claude Reavis (1881–1955), a professor at the University of Chicago who played a major role in guaranteeing its completion.

Reavis is the only school in Cook County High School District 220, making the school and the district one and the same.


In 2010, Reavis had an average composite ACT score of 19.5 and graduated 96.3% of its senior class.[12] The average class size is 20.4.[12] Reavis has not made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) on the Prairie State Achievement Examination, which the state of Illinois uses to assess schools as is mandated in the federal No Child Left Behind Act.[12]

Athletics and activities[edit]

Reavis competes in the South Suburban Conference, which was formed in 2006. Prior to this, the school was a part of the South Inter-Conference Association (SICA). Reavis is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), which governs most sports and competitive activities in the state.

The following Reavis teams won their respective state championship tournaments sponsored by the IHSA:[13]

  • Football: 1982-83
  • Wrestling: 1960-61, 1961–62, 1964–65
  • Drama (Contest Play): 2006–07, 2010–11
  • Drama (Group Interpretation) 2012-13, 2016

Reavis High School was the site for all of the wrestling matches at the 1959 Pan American Games.[14]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Reavis High School". Statistical abstract. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). October 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b "School Board and Administration". directory. Reavis High School District 220.
  3. ^ "High School Code Search". College Board. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Reavis High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Burbank (Reavis)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 10 November 2009. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
  6. ^ "Institution Summary for Reavis High School". AdvancED profile. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
  7. ^ "Illinois School Report Card" (PDF). Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2009.
  8. ^ "RAMPAGE Literary Magazine". Reavis High School. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
  9. ^ "BLUEPRINT Staff". Reavis High School. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
  10. ^ "ARIES Staff". Reavis High School. Archived from the original on 18 December 2009. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
  11. ^ "Communications Club - WRHS". Reavis High School. Archived from the original on 17 December 2009. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
  12. ^ a b c [1]"
  13. ^ IHSA; Season Summaries for Reavis HS; accessed 28 March 2009
  14. ^ Lyke, Bill (29 August 1959). "Drive Out to the Pan-Am Gamnes!". Chicago Tribune. pp. B1. Retrieved 14 August 2009.[dead link]
  15. ^ Archived from the original on April 3, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ a b c Bell, Taylor (3 November 2009). "Reavis". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on November 5, 2009. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
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  18. ^ Mandernach, Mark (5 November 1995). "Tom Lemming's Game Plan Is to Scout Football Talent". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  19. ^ "Andrew Fortier - Reavis High School - Burbank, IL". Retrieved 2018-04-23.

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