Hyde Park Academy High School

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Hyde Park Academy High School
Address
6220 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, Illinois, 60615
United States
Coordinates 41°46′56″N 87°35′14″W / 41.7823°N 87.5871°W / 41.7823; -87.5871Coordinates: 41°46′56″N 87°35′14″W / 41.7823°N 87.5871°W / 41.7823; -87.5871
Information
School type Public Secondary Magnet
Opened 1863
1914 (present location)
School district Chicago Public Schools
CEEB Code 140880[1]
Principal Antonio Deangelo Ross
Grades 9-12
Gender Coed
Enrollment 1,005 (2013-14)[2]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Blue
     White
Athletics conference Chicago Public High School League
Team name Thunderbirds
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[3]
Yearbook 'The Aitchpe[4]
Website

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. It is a part of the Chicago Public Schools district.[5] In 2012, Hyde Park became the fourth Chicago public high school to become a International Baccalaureate school.[6]

History[edit]

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." In 2001 it began to offer International Baccalaureate classes.[7] On February 15, 2013, President Barack Obama delivered a speech at the school addressing gun violence in Chicago.[8]

Athletics[edit]

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).[9]

Notable Alumni[edit]

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