Argo Community High School

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Argo Community High School
7239 W. 63rd Street

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United States
Coordinates41°46′34″N 87°48′17″W / 41.776°N 87.8046°W / 41.776; -87.8046
Motto"We inspire, educate, and empower students to envision and achieve a positive future for themselves and their community"
School districtArgo Community High School District 217
SuperintendentDr. William Toulios
DeanDenise Ghaowi, Vince Loizzo, Nicole Wasko and Andy Barba
PrincipalDr. Brandon Cotter
Faculty123.50 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,909 (2017–18)[1]
Average class size21.2[2]
Student to teacher ratio15.46[1]
Color(s)  Maroon
Athletics conferenceSouth Suburban Conference
NewspaperThe Maroon

Argo Community High School is a public four-year high school located in Summit, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. 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.[3]

On March 11, 2016, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally at Argo that was attended by several thousand people.[4]


Art Club
Chess Club
Culinary Club
Drama Club / Thespians
Environmental Club
French/Spanish Honor Society
Freshman Class Board
Golden Fleece Play
Instrumental Music
International Club
Junior Class Board
National Hispanic Institute (NHI)
National Honor Society
Newspaper (Maroon)
Radio (WARG)
Scholastic Bowl
Senior Class Board
Sophomore Class Board
Special Olympics
Speech Team
Spring Musical Theater Director
Spring Musical Vocal Director
Spring Musical Instrumental Director
Student Council
Winter Guard
Winter Percussion
Yearbook (Argolite)


Ryan Skendzel is the Athletic Director.

Argo competes as a member of the South Suburban Conference. It also competes in state championship series sponsored by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). School colors are Maroon and White. Teams are called the Argonauts. 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 and women's teams in badminton and softball.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Argo Community High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Class of 2008 school report card
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Chicago Sun-Times
  5. ^ Argo Athletics:List of sports teams; accessed 28 March 2009
  6. ^ NBA Draft Profile for Kyle Hill; accessed 28 March 2009
  7. ^ "Erardi, John; Fans still cherish Big Klu; 16 July 1998; Cincinnati Enquirer; accessed 28 March 2009". Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2009.
  8. ^ a b c Clark, Mike (17 November 2009). "Argo". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 19 November 2009. Retrieved 18 November 2009.
  9. ^ History of the Portillo Restaurant Group, accessed 28 March 2009
  10. ^ Hertzel, Bob; Argo grad defeats big-league problem; 15 September 1990; Chicago Tribune; accessed 28 March 2009