Paul Robeson High School (Chicago)
|Robeson High School|
|6835 S. Normal Blvd
Chicago, Illinois, 60621
|School type||Public Secondary|
|School district||Chicago Public Schools|
|Principal||Gerald J. Morrow|
|Athletics conference||Chicago Public League|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
Paul Robeson High School (commonly known as Robeson) is a public 4-year high school located in the Englewood neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is a part of the Chicago Public Schools district. The school is named in honor of African-American entertainer and athlete Paul Leroy Robeson. Robeson was known as Parker High School from 1910 to 1977 in a building located behind its present location. The school opened in 1977.
Prior to becoming Robeson High School, the school was known as Parker High school from 1910-1977. It was located at 68th and Stewart in the Englewood area of Chicago on the same campus with Wilson Junior college and Chicago Teachers College. The new school building, named for Robeson, opened on September 6, 1977.
Robeson competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Teams are stylized as the Raiders for boys' teams and the Lady Raiders for girls' teams. The school's boys' tennis team won IHSA state championships in 1937-38 and 38-39 Dating to 1974 when the IHSA began sponsoring a state championship tournament in football, Robeson is the only CPL team, as of the 2010–11 season, to play in a state championship football game, finishing second in state in 1982-83.
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- "History". Robeson High School. Retrieved 5 January 2010. "In 1889, Colonel Francis W. Parker provided a land grant for the purpose of building educational facilities for the community. Since then, various institutions have been located on this land ... and Parker High School. In the mid-1970s, Chicago State University moved to a new campus on 95th Street, and a new high school was built on its old site. Parker High School closed, and the new school opened as Paul Robeson High School on September 6, 1977."
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- "Boys Football Champions and Runners-Up". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Retrieved 7 November 2012.
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- Bell, Taylor (26 October 2007), spotlight: Mickey Pruitt, Chicago Sun-Times, retrieved 1 January 2010, "What is your background? I'm a 1983 graduate of Robeson. I played on the 1982 state runner-up. I graduated from Colorado in 1988 and played with the Bears (1988-90) and Cowboys (1991-92) in the NFL. I joined the Chicago Board of Education in 1999 as assistant coordinator in football. Now I'm the head coordinator."