Crane High School (Chicago)

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Crane Medical Preparatory High School
Address
2245 W. Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois, 60612
United States
Coordinates 41°52′36″N 87°41′00″W / 41.8768°N 87.6832°W / 41.8768; -87.6832Coordinates: 41°52′36″N 87°41′00″W / 41.8768°N 87.6832°W / 41.8768; -87.6832
Information
School type Public Secondary Medical Prep
Opened 1890
School district Chicago Public Schools
CEEB Code 140760[1]
Principal Fareeda J. Shabazz
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 140 (2013-14)[2]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Red
     Blue
     White[3]
Athletics conference Chicago Public League[3]
Nickname Cougars[3]
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[4]
Website

Richard T. Crane Medical Preparatory High School (formerly known as Crane Tech Prep or Crane Tech High School) is a public 4-year medical prep high school located in the Near West Side neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, United States. The school is operated by Chicago Public Schools. It is named for businessman Richard T. Crane. For the 2012-2013 school year, the school became a medical preparatory high school; Partnering with Rush Hospital, City Colleges Of Chicago, and University of Illinois at Chicago.

History[edit]

Crane was founded as a males-only school at 12th Street and Michigan Avenue in 1890. It was originally known as the English High and Manual Training School.[5] In 1903, the school moved to its present location and was renamed in honor of businessman Richard T. Crane.[6] When the school went co-ed in 1954, it began to de-emphasize its "technical" label, though it continued to offer courses like auto shop and drafting.[5] Between 1911 and 1969, the school shared its building with Crane College, the first junior college in Chicago. The college moved out in 1969 and is now known as Malcolm X College.[7] On November 30, 2011, Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard announced that Crane, along with several other schools, would either be closed or phased out. Under this plan, Crane would remain open but no longer accept freshman students, who would be routed instead to either Wells, Manley, Marshall, or Farragut.[8] In April 2012, however, Brizard announced that Crane would be retained and redeveloped into a health sciences high school.[9]

School violence[edit]

In recent years, the Crane community has struggled with violence. During the 2007–2008 school year, one student was fatally shot and another was severely beaten by a golf club. A third student, who had recently transferred out of Crane to an alternative school, was shot to death during a dice game.[10] As an attempt to quell violence, Crane was one of ten schools in Chicago invited to participate in the Txt2Tip program, through which students are encouraged to send anonymous text messages to police.[11]

Athletics[edit]

Crane became a charter member of the Chicago Public League in 1913.[5] Since then, it has won eleven city titles in boys' basketball (1921, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1940, 1957, 1964, 1968, 1972, 2003).[12][13] The school has produced a number of professional basketball players (see below).

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Chicago Public Schools". Chicago Public Schools. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Chicago (Crane)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 31 December 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Institution Summary for Crane High School". AdvacedED profile. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c David Southwell. "Crane polishes tarnished image". Chicago Sun-Times. December 4, 1991.
  6. ^ "Children back to the schools". Chicago Tribune. September 8, 1903. 10.
  7. ^ "Top floor work starts on Malcolm X building". Chicago Tribune. September 21, 1969. W4.
  8. ^ Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com/news/education/9160607-418/crane-dyett-high-schools-to-be-phased-out-in-cps-shake-up.html |url= missing title (help). 
  9. ^ Monica Staton. "CPS changes mind on Crane, wants health sciences school". Gazette Chicago. April 5, 2012. Retrieved on July 6, 2012.
  10. ^ "About their schools". Chicago Sun-Times. May 25, 2008. A10.
  11. ^ Rosalind Rossi and Frank Main. "Students can txt TIPS 2 COPS - Teens in 10 high schools can send messages to alert police about possible violence -- and maybe earn rewards". Chicago Sun-Times. September 9, 2008. 6.
  12. ^ IHSA CPL Boys Basketball Champions. 2008. Retrieved on September 9, 2008.
  13. ^ "City crown belongs to Crane - Cougars overpower Julian at United Center". Chicago Sun-Times. February 23, 2008.
  14. ^ "Psyde FX". 
  15. ^ "Tony Allen". statistics and biographic information. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 9 September 2008. 
  16. ^ "Cory Blackwell". statistics and biographic information. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 9 September 2008. 
  17. ^ "Milt Bocek Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Will Bynum". statistics and biographic information. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 9 September 2008. 
  19. ^ Powers, Scott (13 June 2005), "It's academic for Crane's Collins", Chicago Sun-Times: 101 
  20. ^ "Milt Galatzer Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  21. ^ a b "Crane Facts", Chicago Sun-Times, 4 December 1991: 94 
  22. ^ "Biography - J. Allen Hynek (1910-1986)", J. Allen Hynek Papers at Northwestern University Archives, series 11/3/5/6 (Box 1), 2002: 1, retrieved 5 September 2010, "Josef Allen Hynek was born May 1, 1910 in Chicago to Czechoslovakian parents. He graduated from Crane Technical High School in 1927 and went on to the University of Chicago ..." 
  23. ^ Porter, David L. (2005). Basketball: A Biographical Dictionary. Greenwood Publishing. ISBN 0-313-30952-3. p. 391
  24. ^ "Andre Wakefield". statistics and biographic information. Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 9 September 2008. 

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