About Us

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John A. Bannes 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: Bobcats
School Colors: Black and Yellow
First Opened: 1966

School Hours:

School Year Office Hours

7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Summer Office Hours

7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(During the summer, we are closed for lunch from 12:00 -1:00 pm. Our offices are also closed on all Fridays in July and the first Friday in August.)

Teaching Staff

7:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Students (K-5)

7:55 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.

Half-Day Kindergarten

7:55 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Please note: School starts at 7:55 a.m. Students should not be dropped off before 7:45 a.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.m.

Important Phone Numbers:

Bannes School

708-532-6466

District Office

708-532-6462
Special Services 708-532-8537
Transportation 708-532-8539

Change in Transportation

If your student needs to be dismissed early or if there is a change in their method of transportation, please complete a Change of Transportation form and return it to your student's teacher.