Benito Juarez Community Academy

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Benito Juarez Academy High School
1450-1510 W. Cermak Road
Chicago, Illinois, 60608
Coordinates 41°51′10″N 87°39′52″W / 41.8529°N 87.6645°W / 41.8529; -87.6645Coordinates: 41°51′10″N 87°39′52″W / 41.8529°N 87.6645°W / 41.8529; -87.6645
School type Public Secondary
School district Chicago Public Schools
Principal Juan Carlos Ocon
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1729 (2013)[1]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Grey[2]
Mascot Eagles

Benito Juarez Community Academy, (commonly known as Juarez High School), is a public 4-year high school located in the Pilsen neighborhood on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois, US. It is named for Mexican President Benito Pablo Juárez García. It is a part of Chicago Public Schools.[3]

Juarez additions[edit]

Juarez was expanded in 2010 to include a larger campus, an auditorium, and a soccer field. Technology is integrated, and there are ten modern computer labs. Programs include Advanced Placement (AP) courses in Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Culture, Computer Science, English Language and Composition, English Literature, European History, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art–Drawing, Studio Art 2-D Design, U.S. Government/Politics and United States History. The school offers a variety of curricular options, including: College Bound, Licensed Practical Nursing, Project Lead the Way, Transportation Academy, Police and Firefighter Training Academy, TV production, Work Experience Cooperative Education Program (WECEP), and Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps.


Juarez competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).[4]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Alvarez, René Luis. "A Community that Would Not Take 'No' for an Answer: Mexican Americans, the Chicago Public Schools, and the Founding of Benito Juarez High School," Journal of Illinois History (2014) 17:1 pp 78-98