Dyett Academic Center

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Dyett Academic Center
Dyett High School in May 2015.jpg
Dyett High School, Doing Good in the Neighborhood!
555 E. 51st Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60615
United States
Coordinates 41°48′04″N 87°36′44″W / 41.8012°N 87.6123°W / 41.8012; -87.6123Coordinates: 41°48′04″N 87°36′44″W / 41.8012°N 87.6123°W / 41.8012; -87.6123
School type Public Secondary
Opened 1972
Closed 2015[1]
School district Chicago Public Schools
CEEB Code 140726 [2]
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Black
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Team name Eagles
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Walter Henri Dyett Academic Center (commonly known as Dyett High School) was a public 4–year high school located in the Washington Park neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Opened in 1972, Dyett was apart of the Chicago Public Schools system. It's was named for American violinist and music educator Walter Henri Dyett.


Dyett opened in September 1972 as a neighborhood middle school before becoming a high school in 1999. In 2011, the Chicago Public Schools decided that the school would no longer accept freshmen and would be phased out due to its low–attendance rate and poor academic performance. Dyett closed after the 2014–15 school year, with a graduating class of 13 seniors.[3]


Dyett competed in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and was a member of Illinois High School Association (IHSA). The school's sport teams were known as the Eagles. The boys' basketball were regional champions in 2006–07.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ IB Times: Chicago Hunger Strike to save Dyett High School goes nationwide
  2. ^ Vanderbilt Unoversity: High School Code
  3. ^ "Crane, Dyett high schools to be phased out in CPS shake-up". Chicago Sun-times. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Chicago (Dyett)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 19 August 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 

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