Curie Metropolitan High School

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Curie Metropolitan High School
4959 S. Archer Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60632
United States
Coordinates 41°48′09″N 87°43′17″W / 41.8025°N 87.7213°W / 41.8025; -87.7213
School type Public Secondary Magnet
Motto "We strive for Excellence!"
School district Chicago Public Schools
CEEB code 141016[1]
Principal Allison C. Tingwall[2]
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 3,043 (2015–16)[3]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Red
Athletics conference Chicago Public League[4]
Team name Condors[4]
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[5]
Yearbook Odyssey[6]

Marie Sklodowska Curie Metropolitan High School is a public 4–year magnet high school located in the Archer Heights neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Curie is operated by Chicago Public Schools district. The school has a Technical, Performing Arts, and International Baccalaureate Programme. Curie Metropolitan High School was named after Nobel Prize laureate Maria Sklodowska–Curie in recognition of the area's historically heavy Polish-American populace. Curie Metro High School is accessible via the Chicago L's nearby Pulaski Orange Line station.


Curie Metropolitan High School has been an International Baccalaureate Organization World School since January 1999, and offers both the IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme.[7] Curie Metro was one of sixteen schools nationwide selected by the College Board for inclusion in the EXCELerator School Improvement Model program beginning the 2007-2008 school year. The project was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.[8] As of 2014 Curie Metropolitan High School has been on Chicago Public Schools academic probation for 5 years.[9]


Curie competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Curie High School is a school with a wide variety of sports. With twelve varsity sports, Curie students have a wide selection to choose from. Most notable sport recently is the varsity water polo team, which has won eight consecutive Chicago Public League titles in recent years. In 2014, the basketball team had to forfeit its season for playing with academically ineligible players.[10] Curie recently won back to back CPS Championships in football and played in back to back Prep Bowls(City Champ vs. Catholic League champ).


Vocal ensemble Musicality under the direction of Curie teacher Michael Gibson were semifinalists on NBC's hit show America's Got Talent Season 11. Musicality received a grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in July 2016 accepted by actress Gina Rodriguez.

Notable alumni[edit]


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  8. ^ The College Board website: Jan 23, 2007-Expansion of EXCELerator Schools Project to Denver, CO, and Hillsborough County, FL (Tampa), School Districts
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  13. ^ Whitehorne, Jelani (4 February 2008). "Yung Berg on Sexy Ladies and what he has in store for them this year". interview. Chicago Flame-Inferno. Retrieved 2 January 2009. JW: You represent Chicago in your "Sexy Lady Remix." What part of Chicago are you from? YB: I'm from the Southside of Chicago. I attended CVCA and Curie for high school. [permanent dead link]
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