Calumet High School (Chicago)

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Calumet High School - Perspectives
8131 S. May Street
Chicago, Illinois 60620
United States
Coordinates 41°44′17″N 87°34′22″W / 41.7381°N 87.5729°W / 41.7381; -87.5729
School type Public Secondary
Opened 1919 (1919)
2006 (Leadership)
2007 (Technology)
Closed 2006 (2006)
School district Chicago Public Schools
Principal Heather Haines (Leadership)
Tony Pajakowski (Technology)
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 458 (Technology; 2013-14)[1]
695 (Leadership; 2013-14)[2]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Maroon
     Columbia Blue
Song Calumet we're ever loyal to our own maroon and blue
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Team name Indians
Yearbook Temulac

Calumet High School was a public 4-year high school located in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It was operated by Chicago Public Schools. Calumet closed after the 2005-2006 academic year due to poor performance and low-enrollment. As a part of the Chicago Public Schools Renaissance 2010 program, the Calumet High School building now is home to two charter schools: Perspectives Leadership Academy, which is located on the third floor,[3] and Perspectives High School of Technology, which is located on the second floor.[4]


Calumet competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). The school sport teams are nicknamed the warriors. The boys' basketball team were regional champions in 2012-13.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Chicago Public Schools: Perspectives HS of Technology". Chicago Public Schools. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chicago Public Schools: Perspectives Leadership Academy". Chicago Public Schools. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Location". Perspectives Charter Schools. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Location". Perspectives Charter Schools. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  5. ^ IHSA: Perspectives (Calumet)