Argo Community High School

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Argo Community High School
Address
7239 W. 63rd Street

,
60501

United States
Coordinates41°46′34″N 87°48′17″W / 41.776°N 87.8046°W / 41.776; -87.8046
Information
Opened1920
School districtArgo Community High School District 217
SuperintendentDr. Jill Kingsfield
DeanVince Loizzo, Denise Ghaowi, and Nicole Wasko
PrincipalDr. Christopher Covino
Faculty121
Grades9–12
Enrollment1,900[1]
Average class size21.2[1]
School color(s)     Maroon
     White
Athletics conferenceSouth Suburban Conference
NicknameArgonauts
NewspaperThe Maroon
YearbookArgolite
Website

Argo Community High School (formally part of the Lyons Township High Schools) 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 several thousand people.[3]

Sports[edit]

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, volleyball, water polo and wrestling. There are men's teams in baseball and football. Women may compete in badminton and softball.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Class of 2008 school report card
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Chicago Sun-Times
  4. ^ Argo Athletics:List of sports teams; accessed 28 March 2009
  5. ^ NBA Draft Profile for Kyle Hill; accessed 28 March 2009
  6. ^ Erardi, John; Fans still cherish Big Klu; 16 July 1998; Cincinnati Enquirer; accessed 28 March 2009
  7. ^ a b c Clark, Mike (17 November 2009). "Argo". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 18 November 2009.
  8. ^ History of the Portillo Restaurant Group, accessed 28 March 2009
  9. ^ Hertzel, Bob; Argo grad defeats big-league problem; 15 September 1990; Chicago Tribune; accessed 28 March 2009