Richards Career Academy

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Ellen H. Richards Career Academy
5009 S. Laflin Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60609
Coordinates 41°44′17″N 87°34′22″W / 41.7381°N 87.5729°W / 41.7381; -87.5729
School type Public Secondary Vocational
School district Chicago Public Schools
CEEB Code 141095[1]
Principal Durrell Mitchell Anderson
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 392 (2013)[2]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Royal Blue
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Team name Warriors
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[3]

Ellen H. Richards Career Academy High School (formerly known as Richards Vocational High School) is a public 4-year vocational high school located in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is operated by the Chicago Public Schools system.


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


  1. ^ "High School Code Search". College Board. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Chicago Public Schools: Richards
  3. ^ "Institution Summary for Richards Career Academy". AdvacedED profile. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  4. ^ IHSA Chicago (Richards)