Hyde Park Academy High School
|Hyde Park Academy High School|
|6220 S. Stony Island Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60615
|School type||Public Secondary|
|School district||Chicago Public Schools|
|Principal||Antonio D. Ross|
|Athletics conference||Chicago Public League|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
Hyde Park Academy High School (formerly known as Hyde Park High School and Hyde Park Career Academy) is a public 4-year high school located in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Opened in 1863, It is located at 6220 South Stony Island Avenue. Hyde Park is operated the Chicago Public Schools district. In 2012, Hyde Park became the fourth Chicago public high school to become an International Baccalaureate school. Hyde Park has a 53% percent graduation rate, 12% lower than the Chicago Public Schools average.
While the school was established in 1863, it moved to its present site in 1914, and underwent several major renovations in the 20th century. In 1973, the school became a magnet school and a "career academy" similar to nearby Kenwood Academy. Hyde Park began to offer International Baccalaureate classes in 2001. The school name changed from Hyde Park Career Academy to Hyde Park Academy High School in 2012 when the school became International Baccalaureate. On February 15, 2013, President Barack Obama delivered a televised speech at the school addressing the gun violence in Chicago.
Hyde Park competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Hyde Park boys' basketball team have been regional champions four times (2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09). The boys' track and field placed first in the state in 1903 and 1929. The girls' basketball team won regional titles three consecutive seasons (2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05).
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