Hancock High School (Chicago)

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John Hancock College Prep High School
4034 W. 56th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60629
United States
Coordinates 41°47′30″N 87°43′30″W / 41.7917°N 87.7249°W / 41.7917; -87.7249Coordinates: 41°47′30″N 87°43′30″W / 41.7917°N 87.7249°W / 41.7917; -87.7249
School type Public secondary selective enrollment
Established 1999
School district Chicago Public Schools
Principal Karen McVeigh–Boran
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 906 (2015–16) [1]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Maroon
Mascot Eagles
Newspaper The Signature

John Hancock College Prep High School (commonly known as Hancock High School) is a public four–year selective enrollment high school located in the West Elsdon neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Hancock is named for American Revolution patriot and statesman John Hancock. The school is a part of the Chicago Public Schools district.


Hancock opened as an elementary school in 1999 and was converted into a high school in 2002. In September 2015, the Chicago school district changed Hancock into a "selective enrollment" school, and its attendance boundary is being phased out.[citation needed]


Hancock competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Hancock sport teams are nicknamed Eagles. The boys' baseball team were regional champions in 2007–08.[2]