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Christa McAuliffe Elementary School
8944 174th St, Tinley Park, IL 60487
Named for the schoolteacher and astronaut who died in the Challenger disaster, Christa McAuliffe Elementary School is aMore Pre-K to fifth grade school in Kirby School District 140. Peg Sheehan is principal of the 561-student school, which offers art, music, physical education, English Language Learners programs, and GATE resources for gifted pupils. The school's test scores are consistently above the state average.
Kirby School District 140
16931 Grissom Dr, Tinley Park, IL 60477

Kirby School District 140 serves more than 4,000 students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade in portions ofMore Tinley Park, Orland Park and Orland Hills. Its seven schools are John A. Bannes Elementary, Fernway Park Elementary, Helen Keller Elementary, Christa McAuliffe Elementary, Millenium Elementary, Virgil I. Grissom Middle School and Prairie View Middle School.

The average class size is slightly above state average, as are teacher salaries. Overall performance on all state tests is typically more than 10 percentage points higher than the state average.

Chuck Augustyniak is the president of the seven-member Board of Education. It meets one Thursday a month at the Administration Center near Grissom Middle School. Committee meetings are scheduled as needed. Michael J. Byrne is the superintendent.