Calumet High School (Chicago)

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Calumet High School - Perspectives
Address
8131 S. May Street.
Chicago, Illinois, 60620
USA
Coordinates 41°44′17″N 87°34′22″W / 41.7381°N 87.5729°W / 41.7381; -87.5729
Information
School type Public Secondary
Opened 1919
2006 (Leadership)
2007 (Technology)
School district Chicago Public Schools
Principal Heather Haines (Leadership)
Tony Pajakowski (Technology)
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 458 (Technology; 2013-14)[1]
695 (Leadership; 2013-14)[2]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Maroon
     Columbia Blue
     White
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Team name Warriors
Yearbook 'Temulac'
Website

Calumet High School was a public 4-year high school located in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It was operated by Chicago Public Schools. Calumet closed after the 2005-2006 academic year due to poor performance and low-enrollment. As a part of the Chicago Public Schools Renaissance 2010 program, the Calumet High School building now is home to two charter schools: Perspectives Leadership Academy, which is located on the third floor,[3] and Perspectives High School of Technology, which is located on the second floor.[4]

Athletics[edit]

Calumet competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). The school sport teams are nicknamed the warriors. The boys' basketball team were regional champions in 2012-13. [5]

Pop Culture[edit]

Calumet is mentioned in Kanye West's 2006 single "Drive Slow":

My homie Mali used to stay, 79th and May

One of my best friends from back in the day

Down the street from Calumet, a school full of stones

He nicknamed me K-Rock so they'll leave me alone. [6]

Notable Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chicago Public Schools: Perspectives HS of Technology". Chicago Public Schools. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chicago Public Schools: Perspectives Leadership Academy". Chicago Public Schools. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Location". Perspectives Charter Schools. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Location". Perspectives Charter Schools. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  5. ^ IHSA: Perspectives (Calumet)
  6. ^ http://www.metrolyrics.com/drive-slow-lyrics-kanye-west.html