Gage Park High School

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Gage Park High School
5630 S. Rockwell Street.
Chicago, Illinois, 60629
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
School type Public Secondary
Opened 1940
School district Chicago Public Schools
CEEB Code 140835 [1]
Principal Safiya M. Karimah
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 555 (2013-14)[2]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Maroon
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Team name Owls
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Gage Park High School is a public 4-year high school located in the Gage Park neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is part of the Chicago Public Schools district. Gage Park serves students living within three neighboring communities: Chicago Lawn, New City and West Englewood. The school was integrated in 1972, prompting a boycott from white parents.[3]


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.[4]

Extra-curricular activities[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')


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