Senn High School
|Senn High School|
Learning is a lifelong process. Learning empowers.
|5900 N. Glenwood Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60660
|Type||Public Secondary Magnet|
|School district||Chicago Public Schools|
|Principal||Susan Amelia Lofton|
|Athletics conference||Chicago Public League|
Nicholas Senn High School is a public 4-year high school located on the North Side of Chicago in the Edgewater community. It is operated by the Chicago Public Schools system. Senn was inaugurated in 1913. The school has advanced placement classes, an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, a fine arts program (theater, visual arts, dance, and music), and a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program.
Senn was granted the International Baccalaureate program in 1999. Senn also has the TESOL/Multilingual Program, an English as a Second Language program for limited English proficiency students, the Striving for Excellence Program (for a select group of freshmen identified as struggling or at-risk), and the Education-To-Careers Program (for 10th, 11th and 12th graders that includes job shadowing, apprenticeships, and partnerships with local businesses). In 2011, it was announced that Senn would be adding a fine and performing arts magnet program.
The school encourages its students to participate in community service. Information regarding service learning is provided by the Service Learning Coach.
Student organizations at Senn range from the Global Heritage Club to the Red Cross Club.
With support from Mayor Richard M. Daley, Senator Dick Durbin, Alderman Mary Ann Smith, and Chicago Public Schools, a wing of the school was converted into the Rickover Naval Academy. Dedicated on November 2005, this is the fourth military school in the Chicago Public Schools system. The academy is a college preparatory school.
- Cliff Aberson, professional football player with the NFL Green Bay Packers (1946) and a Major League Baseball outfielder (1947–49) with the Chicago Cubs
- Buddy Bregman, musical arranger, record producer and composer
- Carlos Eire, historian, writer, professor at Yale University, author of Waiting for Snow in Havana
- Joseph Epstein, writer, essayist, and editor
- Jimmy Evert, tennis coach whose students included Jennifer Capriati and his daughter, Chris Evert
- William Friedkin, Academy Award–winning film director
- Shecky Greene, comedian
- Alan Hargesheimer, professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, and Kansas City Royals
- Barbara Harris, former actress on stage, television, and screen
- Herblock (Herbert Lawrence Block), political cartoonist, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree
- Gene Honda, media spokesman and public address announcer for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Blackhawks
- John Jakes, bestselling author
- Harvey Korman, Emmy Award-winning comedic actor
- Lou Levy, jazz bebop artist
- Allan Katz, writer/producer M*A*S*H
- William Keepers Maxwell, Jr., novelist and editor
- Clayton Moore, actor best known for his portrayal of The Lone Ranger
- Lois Nettleton, actress in film and on television for nearly six decades.
- Mike North, Emmy winner, host of television & radio sports shows
- Anita O'Day, jazz singer
- Irna Phillips, creator of radio & TV soap operas
- Fritz Pollard, Jr., bronze medalist in the 110 meter hurdles at the 1936 Olympics
- Harold Ramis, comedy writer, director, and actor
- Annette Rogers, gold medalist in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 1932 Olympics and 1936 Olympics
- William Russo (musician), jazz arranger and composer
- Sidney Sheldon, Academy Award & Tony Award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and novelist
- Scott Simon, Emmy & Peabody Award-winning writer
- Lee Stern, trader at the Chicago Board of Trade, minority owner of the Chicago White Sox and president of Chicago's former NASL soccer team, the Chicago Sting
- Stanley Tigerman, architect & designer
- Burr Tillstrom, Emmy & Peabody Award-winning puppeteer
- Chicago Public Schools: Senn
- IHSA Chicago (Senn)
- "Senn, Nicholas Senn High School Honor Roll"
- Bell, Taylor (13 May 2009), "Senn Bulldogs", Chicago Sun-Times, retrieved 1 January 2009
- Bregman Entertainment
- William Maxwell: A Literary Life by Barbara A. Burkhardt. University of Illinois Press, 2005 ISBN 0-252-03018-4, ISBN 978-0-252-03018-5
- Nicholas Senn High School at CPSalumni.org
- Chicago Public Schools Alumni: "Senn, Nicolas Senn High School"