Hancock High School (Chicago)

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John Hancock College Prep High School
4034 W. 56th Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60629
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
Established 1999
School district Chicago Public Schools
Principal Karen McVeigh Boran
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 956 (2013) [1]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Maroon
Mascot Eagles
Newspaper The Signature

John Hancock College Preparatory High School (commonly known as Hancock High School) is a public 4-year high school located in the West Elsdon neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is named for American Revolution patriot and statesman John Hancock. The school is a part of the Chicago Public Schools. Hancock opened as an elementary school in 1999. The school sport teams are known as 'Eagles'. In October 2014, CPS announced John Hancock College Prep will now become a selective enrollment high school, starting September 2015


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