Gage Park High School

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Gage Park High School
Gage Park High School Chicago.jpg
To Make Peace with Mediocrity.
Address
5630 S. Rockwell Street.
Chicago, Illinois, 60629
United States
Coordinates 41°47′28″N 87°41′22″W / 41.7911°N 87.6895°W / 41.7911; -87.6895Coordinates: 41°47′28″N 87°41′22″W / 41.7911°N 87.6895°W / 41.7911; -87.6895
Information
School type Public Secondary
Opened 1939[1]
School district Chicago Public Schools
CEEB Code 140835 [2]
Principal Safiya M. Karimah
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 476 (2014-15)[3]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Maroon
     White
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Team name Owls
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Website

Gage Park High School is a public 4-year high school located in the Gage Park neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It's operated by the Chicago Public Schools district. The school opened in 1939. Gage Park serves students living within three neighboring communities: Chicago Lawn, New City and West Englewood.

History[edit]

Gage Park High School opened in 1939. During the 1972-73 school year, Gage Park was the subject of a 10-week boycott concerning overcrowding from white parents and students. The school's enrollment at the time was 3,109, 800 over capacity for the building. The protesters wanted the Chicago Public Schools board to transfer 650 students, 600 of whom were African-American out of the school to other area schools. [4][5][6]

Student Body and graduation rate[edit]

Today, the school's student body is made up of: 50.6% Hispanic, 46.8% African-American, 1.3% Other, 0.8% White and 0.2% Asian. Gage Park High School has a 40.3% graduation rate, 25.1% lower than Chicago public schools average of 65.4%.

Athletics[edit]

Gage Park competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). The boys' baseball team became Chicago Public League champions under the coaching of Paul Stanger in 1946-47.[7]

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

Sports[edit]

  • Football (Boys')
  • Soccer (Boys'/Girls')
  • Cheerleading (Girls')
  • Volleyball (Boys'/Girls')
  • Basketball (Boys'/Girls')
  • Baseball (Boys')
  • Pom-Pom (Girls')
  • Softball (Girls')
  • Swimming (Boys'/Girls')
  • Track & Field (Boys'/Girls')

Academic/Other[edit]

  • Robotics Team
  • National Honor's Society
  • JROTC
  • No Drama Drama Club
  • Pre Law/Youth Summit
  • Gamma Pi
  • Unity Group
  • VOYCE
  • Model U.N
  • Guitar Club
  • Student Council
  • Beta Club
  • Mentor Moms Group

References[edit]