About Us

Helen Keller Elementary School
7846 163rd Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: 708-532-2144
Fax: 708-532-8531

Principal: Mrs. JoAnn Greene
Secretary: Mrs. Jenni Raddatz
Clerk: Mrs. Danielle Callahan

2015-16 School Year from KSD140 on Vimeo.


Helen Keller Elementary School serves kindergarten through fifth grade students in Tinley Park, IL.  Our school strives to provide a dynamic and supportive learning environment that encourages a lifelong love of learning, a commitment to good character, and a dedication to service.

Mascot:  Cougars
School Colors: Royal Blue and White
First Opened: 1977

School Hours

Note: Students may pick up forgotten homework until 3:30 p.m.

Office Hours:                    7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Teaching Staff: 7:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

7:50 a.m. (Enter building)
7:55 a.m. (Tardy bell)
2:20-2:25 p.m. (Dismissal)

AM Early Childhood
PM Early Childhood
7:55 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
11:50 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.


Half-Day Schedule:                                                                                                                                                                 
All K-5 (Including Half-Day Kindergarten) 7:55 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
S.T.A.R.T. Day Schedule:                                                                                                                                                                    
Kindergarten, Full-Day and
Grades 1 through 5
7:55 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Kindergarten, Half-Day 7:55 a.m. - 9:50 a.

Lunch Schedule

3rd, 4th & 5th Grade: 11:10 a.m. - 11:50 p.m.                                                            

Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade:

11:55 a.m. - 12:40 p.m

Important Phone Numbers

Helen Keller School: 708-532-2144                                          
District Office: 708-532-6462
Special Services: 708-532-8537
Transportation: 708-532-8539


The Helen Keller Elementary School opened in September, 1977. Structurally our school consists of 26 classrooms, a Commons, Gymnasium, and Learning Center. Also, included are smaller learning areas used by specialists to conduct Speech and deliver Special Education Services. Our gym floor is made of a rubber surface and is used extensively during school, and for after school programs.