John Hope College Prep

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John Hope College Prep
5515 S. Lowe Ave.
Chicago, Illinois, 60621
Coordinates 41°54′10″N 87°41′10″W / 41.9029°N 87.6860°W / 41.9029; -87.6860Coordinates: 41°54′10″N 87°41′10″W / 41.9029°N 87.6860°W / 41.9029; -87.6860
School type Public Secondary
Motto “Excellence without Excuses.”
Opened 1971
School district Chicago Public Schools
Principal Micheal Wm Durr[1]
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 469 (2013)[2]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Black
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Team name Eagles
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

John Hope College Preparatory High School (known as John Hope or JHCP) is a public 4-year high school located in the Englewood neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is operated by Chicago Public Schools. The school is named for educator and religious leader John Hope.


The school opened in 1971 as a middle school, and became a high school in 1997.[3]


Hope competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).[4]


  1. ^ Hope. Retrieved on August 18, 2012.
  2. ^ "Chicago Public Schools: Hope". Chicago Public Schools. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "History Of John Hope College Preparatory High School". John Hope College Prep. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  4. ^ IHSA Chicago (Hope)