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    Dear Betsy Ross Families,

    On behalf of the faculty and staff, we welcome you to Betsy Ross School. Home of the Shining Stars! Our mission is to establish partnerships with active, involved parents and community members who share our vision and belief that every child can succeed. We believe that every child deserves a high quality education that will help them to maximize their full potential. Betsy Ross is a school with a warm and charming environment, a pleasant and helpful staff, strong parent involvement, and hard working students.  Our small class sizes and caring environment allow our teachers and staff to focus on each individual child’s needs socially, emotionally, and academically. The community at Betsy Ross School embraces the neighborhood school concept. We offer our services to all primary children who live on the south side of Forest Park. 

    We encourage you to get involved as parental and community engagement is a crucial part of student success. There are a number of ways to do so:

    • Join our South PTO parent organization (southpto@fpsd91.org)
    • Communicate often with your child’s teachers
    • Attend school events (ie. open house, parent-teacher conferences, field trips)
    • Contact the principal for a tour of the school

    We would love to see you at Betsy Ross School where every student, parent, and staff member is a shining STAR!

    Kind Regards,

    Tinisa Huff



    Tinisa Huff, Principal 


    Tinisa Huff


    Tinisa Huff is the Principal at Betsy Ross Primary Elementary School. She has been an educator for 16 years and has taught multiple grade levels and all content areas. Tinisa worked in the Chicago Public School district prior to coming to the Forest Park School District in 2012, where she taught 7th grade English Language Arts. In 2015, she became the Assistant Principal of Forest Park Middle School where she has worked for the past five years.

    Tinisa has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Illinois State University, a Master’s Degree from DePaul University in Elementary Education and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Administration and Supervision from National Louis University. She is passionate about working with children and their families to help them to reach their full potential. During her free time, Tinisa enjoys watching her three year old son Tristan discover the world as well decorating, reading, listening to music, traveling and shopping.

    She is a life-long learner that aspires to inspire others.



  • Student Attendance Hours


    School: Betsy Ross School                  

    Grades: K - 1 - 2            

    Arrive By: 8:15 am    

    All schools have 30-minute lunch periods      

    Day Ends: 2:45 pm