George Westinghouse College Prep

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Westinghouse College Prep
3223 W. Franklin Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60624
United States
Coordinates 41°53′21″N 87°42′30″W / 41.8891°N 87.7084°W / 41.8891; -87.7084Coordinates: 41°53′21″N 87°42′30″W / 41.8891°N 87.7084°W / 41.8891; -87.7084
School type Public Secondary Selective Enrollment
Opened 2009
School district Chicago Public Schools
CEEB code 141001[1]
Principal Patrick J. McGill
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 1,175 (2015–16)[2]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Kelly Green
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Team name Warriors
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Yearbook The Torch

George Westinghouse College Preparatory High School (formerly known as Westinghouse Area Vocational High School) is a public 4–year college preparatory selective enrollment high school located in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the west side of Chicago, Illinois, United States.[3] Operated by the Chicago Public Schools district, Westinghouse is named for American entrepreneur and engineer George Westinghouse. Westinghouse opened as a vocational school in 1960.


Opening in August 1970, Westinghouse was originally housed in a former candy factory. The building was designed by Schmidt, Garden and Martin in 1920 and was one of the largest examples of the Chicago School architectural style. The factory was converted to a high school building in 1969, opening as a neighborhood vocational high school for the 1970-71 school year. correct reference[4] A new, $106.5 million facility was built at 3223 West Franklin Boulevard in 2009.[5][6] The former building was demolished and now is the site of the school's football field.


Westinghouse competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).[7] The school sport teams are nicknamed Warriors. For many years an area basketball powerhouse,[8]The school's boys basketball team won the Illinois Class AA Boys' Basketball Championship in 2001–02 [9] and were Class AA fifteen times (1976–79, 1980–81, 1989–94, 1995–96, 1998–2000, 2003–06). The basketball team were Public league champions seven times (1977–78, 1980–81, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1999–2000, 2001–02). The girls' basketball team were Regional champions in 2013–14. In 2014-15 the boys basketball team won a conference championship and a Regional Championship in 2016-17 season for the first time since the building reopened. [10] [11]

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  1. ^ "High School Code Search". College Board. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Chicago Public Schools: Westinghouse
  3. ^ Westinghouse High School. Chicago Public Schools. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  4. ^ Westinghouse High School. Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  5. ^ Rosalind Rossi. "Westinghouse High to cost $103 million". Chicago Sun-Times. 29 March 2007.
  6. ^ "New Chicago schools". Chicago Sun-Times. 7 September 2009.
  7. ^ IHSA Chicago (Westinghouse)
  8. ^ Patrick Z. McGavin. "House (of blues) fades to black". Chicago Sun-Times. 14 February 2007.
  9. ^ IHSA
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  11. ^ [2]
  12. ^ Mark Aguirre at Retrieved 14 August 2007.
  13. ^ Eddie Johnson at Retrieved 14 August 2007.
  14. ^ Hersey Hawkins at Retrieved 14 August 2007.
  15. ^ Kiwane Garris at Retrieved 14 August 2007.

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