Argo Community High School
|Argo Community High School|
7239 W. 63rd Street
|Motto||"We inspire, educate, and empower students to envision and achieve a positive future for themselves and their community"|
|School district||Argo Community High School District 217|
|Superintendent||Dr. William Toulios|
|Dean||Denise Ghaowi, Vince Loizzo, Nicole Wasko and Andy Barba|
|Principal||Dr. Brandon Cotter|
|Average class size||21.2|
|Student to teacher ratio||15.46|
|Athletics conference||South Suburban Conference|
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.
|Drama Club / Thespians|
|French/Spanish Honor Society|
|Freshman Class Board|
|Golden Fleece Play|
|Junior Class Board|
|National Hispanic Institute (NHI)|
|National Honor Society|
|Senior Class Board|
|Sophomore Class Board|
|Spring Musical Theater Director|
|Spring Musical Vocal Director|
|Spring Musical Instrumental Director|
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.
- Bob Bercich, a former NFL safety for the Dallas Cowboys.
- Bill Damaschke, an animator and producer who was formerly an executive at DreamWorks.
- Kyle Hill, a former professional basketball player in Europe. He was the second-round draft pick of the Dallas Mavericks in the 2001 NBA draft.
- Johnny Karras, a halfback for the Illinois team that won the 1952 Rose Bowl. He was the second-round choice of the Chicago Cardinals in the 1952 NFL draft.
- Ted Kluszewski, an MLB first baseman (1947–61) who played most of his career with the Cincinnati Reds. He hit three home runs for the Chicago White Sox in the 1959 World Series.
- Damon R. Leichty (Class of 1990), district judge
- Sheldon Mallory, a former MLB outfielder for the Oakland Athletics.
- Milan Mrksich (class of 1985), Vice President of Research and Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University
- Dick Portillo (class of 1957), a restaurateur and founder of the Portillo Restaurant Group, the most notable business of which is Portillo's.
- Mamie Till, the fourth black graduate of Argo and mother of Emmett Till, whose murder served as a catalyst in the Civil Rights Movement.
- Saul White, a professional basketball player who is currently a member of the Harlem Globetrotters.
- Mike York (class of 1982), a former MLB pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cleveland Indians.
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- Class of 2008 school report card
- Chicago Sun-Times
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- History of the Portillo Restaurant Group, accessed 28 March 2009
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