Kelvyn Park High School

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Kelvyn Park High School
4343 W. Wrightwood Ave.
Chicago, Illinois, 60639
United States
Coordinates 41°55′39″N 87°44′10″W / 41.9275°N 87.7360°W / 41.9275; -87.7360Coordinates: 41°55′39″N 87°44′10″W / 41.9275°N 87.7360°W / 41.9275; -87.7360
School type Public Secondary
Founded 1918
School district Chicago Public Schools
Principal Susan K. Mekarski
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 820 (2013-14)
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Black
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Team name Panthers
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Yearbook 'The Kelvynian'

Kelvyn Park High School is a public 4-year high school located in the Hermosa neighborhood on north-west side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district. Located at 4343 West Wrightwood Avenue, it is adjacent to Kelvyn Park, a Chicago Park District neighborhood park.


Kelvyn Park began as an elementary school in 1918. Before that time, the land contained 19 portable units that were connected to Nixon Elementary School. In 1925, a junior high school was organized in the building to relieve pressure at Carl Schurz High School, which was overcrowded at the time. In 1927, some of the Kelvyn Park elementary students were phased-out to the newly constructed Barry Elementary School. In 1933, Kelvyn Park became a high school; however, elementary students remained until 1936. Kelvyn Park has a graduation rate of 59.3 percent.


Kelvyn Park competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). The boys' baskteball team were Public League champions in 1942-43.


  • Boys/Girls Basketball
  • Choir/Chorus
  • Boys/Girls Bowling
  • Band
  • Model United Nations
  • Cheerleading
  • Boys/Girls Cross Country
  • Pom-Pom
  • Boys/Girls Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Boys/Girls Track

Other Information[edit]

Kelvyn Park was used as the setting (building) for the WB comedy series The Steve Harvey Show which ran from 1996 until 2002.

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