Argo Community High School

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Argo Community High School
7239 W. 63rd Street
Summit, Illinois, Cook 60501
United States
Coordinates 41°46′34″N 87°48′17″W / 41.776°N 87.8046°W / 41.776; -87.8046
Opened 1920
School district Argo Community High School District 217
Superintendent Dr. Kevin O'Mara
Dean Vince Loizzo, Denise Ghaowi, and Angela Verde
Principal Chris Covino
Faculty 121
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,900[1]
Average class size 21.2[1]
School color(s)      Maroon
Athletics conference West Suburban Conference
Nickname Argonauts
Average ACT scores 20[1]
Newspaper The Maroon
Yearbook Argolite

Argo Community High School is a public four-year high school located in Summit, Illinois. The district draws students from the communities of Summit, Bedford Park, Bridgeview, Justice, Willow Springs, and a portion of Hickory Hills. The school was named for the area surrounding the large corn processing plant located near the school, which manufactured Argo corn starch and is currently owned by Ingredion. In 2014 and 2016, Argo was awarded a Bronze Medal by U.S. News & World Report for outstanding academic performance, the only school in the South Suburban Conference to receive such recognition.[2]

On March 11, 2016, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally at Argo, which was attended by thousands of people.[3]


The school competes as a member of the South Suburban Conference. It also competes in state championship series sponsored by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Argo sponsors interscholastic teams for men and women in basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. There are men's teams in baseball, football, and wrestling. Women may compete in badminton and softball.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]