About Us

Smiling students in front of fire truck

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.

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.

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