Corliss High School
|Corliss High School|
|821 E. 103rd Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60628
|School type||Public Secondary|
|Motto||In Pursuit Of Excellence.|
|School district||Chicago Public Schools|
|Athletics conference||Chicago Public League|
|Accreditation(s)||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
George Henry Corliss High School (known as Corliss High School) is a public 4-year high school located in Pullman neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is operated by Chicago Public Schools. The school is named in the honor of an American engineer, George Henry Corliss. The school's sports teams are nicknamed the Trojans.
Corliss High School was founded in 1971 as a result of overcrowding at two neighborhood high schools, Harlan and Fenger. The school opened to freshman and sophomore classes, totaling 800 students, in September 1974. The following year, an additional 1,100 students enrolled. Corliss' first senior class graduation occurred in June 1977.
In honor of the African-American heritage , Corliss has named different facilities within the school after famous African-Americans. The school auditorium was named in honor of the composer/pianist Duke Ellington. The P.E. building was named for the baseball player Jackie Robinson. The library media center named for the Harlem Renaissance poet Arna Bontemps.
Notable Alumni 
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- "Institution Summary for Corliss High School". AdvacedED profile. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
- Corliss High School History. Retrieved on July 31, 2012.
- IHSA Chicago (Corliss)
- "Darrell Walker". statistics and biographic information. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
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