Wells Community Academy High School
|Wells Community Academy High School|
|936 N. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60622
|School type||Public Secondary|
|School district||Chicago Public Schools|
|Principal||Rituparna Raichoudhuri |
|Fight song||Wells Loyalty Song
Wells High, we raise our voice to thee. Wells High, you have our loyalty, fighting and always striving, to bring to you a victory. So we'll say… Wells High, to you we pledge our hearts, to you we will be true. Fight on and keep our colors flying, silver and royal blue.
|Athletics conference||Chicago Public League|
William H. Wells Community Academy High School (commonly known as Wells High School) is public 4-year high school located in the West Town neighborhood on the Near Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is part of the Chicago Public Schools system. Wells serves grades 9 through 12. Wells is named after former superintendent of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) William Harvey Wells.
Wells was established in William Harvey Wells's honor approximately a year after his death in 1886. The current building opened in 1935 on the site of the original school with extra ground at the north. Originally, the city of Chicago planned for Wells to open as a junior high school in 1930; construction of the school was delayed. In October 2013, Rituparna Raichoudhuri was named as Principal of Wells Community Academy, succeeding Ernesto Matias. Ms. Raichoudhuri served as resident principal at Wells during the 2012-2013 school year, and previously served in the Office of Performance Management at CPS, and as a teacher in California.
Wells is divided into 5 Smaller Learning Communities:
- Freshmen Academy
- Law & Public Safety Academy (LPSA)
- Logistics Academy
- Chicago Urban Teachers Academy
- TeraU Program
Wells competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). The boys' basketball team won the public league championship in 1937. The boys' soccer team were regional champions in 2009, and the girls' team were regional champions in 2012.
- Track & Field
- National Honor's Society (NHS)
- Student Council
- Curtis Mayfield, R&B and funk singer, songwriter
- Jerry Butler, singer, politician
- Michael Rooker, actor