Harlan Community Academy High School
|John Marshall Harlan Community Academy High School|
|9652 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois, 60628
|School type||Public Secondary|
|School district||Chicago Public Schools|
|Principal||Reginald E. Evans|
|Athletics conference||Chicago Public League|
|Team name||Falcons |
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
John Marshall Harlan Community Academy High School (known as Harlan High School) is a public 4-year high school located in the West Chesterfield neighborhood on the far southside of Chicago, Illinois, USA. The school is a part of the Chicago Public Schools system. It is named for Kentucky lawyer, politician and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Marshall Harlan, famous for his dissenting opinions that opposed Jim Crow laws which were then being upheld by the Court as a whole. Harlan High School opened in 1958 as a neighborhood school only for students living within its attendance area. In 1985, the school was designated as a 'community academy' and began accepting students outside its attendance area through the Option for Knowledge program.
Harlan competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Harlan's sport teams are known as the Falcons. The boys' basketball team won three Public League championships (1966–67, 1969–70, 1970–71).
- Emil Brown, former MLB player (Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, New York Mets)
- Scipio Spinks, former MLB player (Houston Astros, Saint Louis Cardinals)
- Mark Washington, former NFL player (Dallas Cowboys)
- Chicago Public Schools: Harlan
- "Chicago (Harlan)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 31 December 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
- "Institution Summary for Harlan High School". AdvacedED profile. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
- HISTORY OF JOHN MARSHALL HARLAN
- IHSA:Chicago (Harlan)