Prosser Career Academy

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Charles A. Prosser Career Academy
2148 N. Long Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60639
Coordinates 41°55′09″N 87°45′42″W / 41.9191°N 87.7618°W / 41.9191; -87.7618Coordinates: 41°55′09″N 87°45′42″W / 41.9191°N 87.7618°W / 41.9191; -87.7618
School type public magnet secondary vocational
Opened 1959
School district Chicago Public Schools 299
CEEB Code 141077[1]
Principal Mr. Ken Hunter[2]
Grades 912
Gender coed
Campus type urban
Color(s)      royal blue
Athletics conference Chicago Public League[3]
Team name Falcons[3]
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[4]
Newspaper Prosser Press

Prosser Career Academy is a public vocational high school located in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. It was opened in September 1959 for males only, adding females decades later. Prior to the summer of 1998 the school's name was Prosser Vocational High School. The school is named for Charles Allen Prosser, an educator who pioneered vocational education.

During their first year, students enroll in the Freshman Academy which eases the transition into high school. After freshman year, students enroll in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme or Career and Technical Education (CTE) clusters.

School activities[edit]

  • Advanced Technology Group
  • Academic Decathlon
  • African American Club
  • After School Matters
  • Badminton Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Drama
  • Ecology Club
  • Falcon Newspaper
  • French Club
  • GSA
  • Key Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Polish Club
  • Rube Goldberg
  • Snowball
  • Student Council
  • Tutoring
  • Yearbook
  • Yu-Gi-Oh Club


  • Baseball (M) (V,JV)
  • Football(M)
  • Soccer (V,JV) (F/M)
  • Softball (V)(F)
  • Track and Field (M,F)
  • Volleyball (M,F) (V,JV)
  • Wrestling (M)
  • Swimming (M,F) (JV,V)

Notable alumni[edit]

Wally Kozielski better known as "Freak" is a well known radio DJ in Chicago. He was a part of Mancow's Morning Madhouse for many years. Before that he was a rodie for the rock band Metallica. Currently he is the program director and DJ for WRXQ100.7 FM (The Southland's Classic Rock) in Chicago.

Serial killer John Wayne Gacy briefly attended Prosser, but dropped out.[5]


  1. ^ "High School Code Search". College Board. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Local School Council". Prosser Career Academy. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Chicago (Prosser)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 19 January 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Institution Summary for Prosser Career Academy". AdvacedED profile. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  5. ^ The Man Who Killed Boys: The John Wayne Gacy, Jr. Story

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