Hubbard High School (Chicago)

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Hubbard High School
Address
6200 S. Hamlin Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60629
USA
Coordinates 41°46′48″N 87°43′07″W / 41.7801°N 87.7186°W / 41.7801; -87.7186Coordinates: 41°46′48″N 87°43′07″W / 41.7801°N 87.7186°W / 41.7801; -87.7186
Information
School type Public Secondary
Opened 1929
School district Chicago Public Schools
Principal Nancy Marie Wiley
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Red
     White
     Grey
     Black
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Mascot The Greyhound
Team name Greyhounds
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Website

Gurdon S. Hubbard High School, is a public 4-year high school located in the West Lawn neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is part of the Chicago Public Schools system. The school is named for American fur trader and insurance underwriter Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard.[2]

Academics[edit]

As of 2012, Hubbard had a 62.8% five-year graduation rate.[3]

Improvement[edit]

Hubbard was one of 16 schools nation-wide selected by the College Board for inclusion in the EXCELerator School Improvement Model program beginning the 2007-2008 school year. The project was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

IB Diploma Programme[edit]

Hubbard is an IB Diploma Programme High School.[4] The program, which is a comprehensive and challenging pre-university program for academically advanced and highly motivated students in grades 11 and 12, was implemented at Hubbard in 1998. Students at this school usually take IB exams in May. In the last examination session, students completed the following exams: Biology SL, English A1 HL, History HL, Math.Studies SL, Spanish A HL, Theory Knowl. TK and Visual Arts SL.

Advanced Placement[edit]

Advanced Placement classes are available in 6 subjects: Biology, Calculus, English Language and Composition, Psychology, Spanish Language, and United States History.[5][6]

JROTC[edit]

Students may substitute physical education classes with JROTC classes.[7]

Athletics[edit]

Hubbard competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).[8] The school is also known for their successful football team.[9] Other sports programs offered by the school include: Baseball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Chess, Cross Country, Golf, Pom-Pon, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track, Volleyball, and Wrestling.[5]

Other Programs[edit]

Hubbard High School is a participant in the Peer Health Exchange Program and receives educational support for its musical program from the Music of the Baroque professional chorus and orchestra.

School Uniforms[edit]

Students must wear white or grey shirts and black bottoms. Students may also wear their class shirts or any shirt produced by a Hubbard club/organization.

History[edit]

Hubbard High School originally opened for the 1928/29 school year. In the late 1990s, Hubbard faced substantial overcrowding, but recent work has lowered its enrollment.

Notable Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Institution Summary, AdvancED, Retrieved 2012-07-11
  2. ^ "Hubbard". http://www.hubbardhighschool.org/. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  3. ^ "Hubbard High School". CPS. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  4. ^ "OAE". cpsoae.org. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  5. ^ a b "CPSHubbardOverview". cps.edu. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  6. ^ "APCourseLedger". apcourseaudit.epiconline.org. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  7. ^ "DeptJROTC". chicagojrotc.com. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  8. ^ IHSA Chicago (Hubbard)
  9. ^ "MaxPreps". maxpreps.com. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 

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