Dyett Academic Center

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Dyett Academic Center
Address
555 E. 51st Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60615
USA
Coordinates 41°48′04″N 87°36′44″W / 41.8012°N 87.6123°W / 41.8012; -87.6123Coordinates: 41°48′04″N 87°36′44″W / 41.8012°N 87.6123°W / 41.8012; -87.6123
Information
School type Public Secondary
Motto Dyett High School, Doing Good in the Neighborhood!
Opened 1972
School district Chicago Public Schools
Principal Charles C. Campbell
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 72 (2013-14)[1]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Black
     Gold
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Team name Eagles
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Website

Dyett Academic Center (commonly known as Dyett High School) is a public 4-year high school located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is part of the Chicago Public Schools. It's named for American violinist and music educator Walter Henri Dyett. The school opened as an elementary school in 1972 before becoming a neighborhood high school in 1999. In 2011, Chicago Public Schools decided that the school would no longer accept freshmen and would be phased out due to its low-attendance rate and poor academic performance.[2]

Athletics[edit]

Dyett competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of Illinois High School Association (IHSA). The school's sport teams are known as the Eagles. The boys' basketball were regional champions in 2006-07.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chicago Public Schools: Dyett High School". Chicago Public Schools. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Crane, Dyett high schools to be phased out in CPS shake-up". Chicago Sun-times. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chicago (Dyett)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 19 August 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 

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