Harlan Community Academy High School

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John Marshall Harlan Community Academy High School
9652 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois, 60628
Coordinates 41°43′07″N 87°37′17″W / 41.7185°N 87.6213°W / 41.7185; -87.6213Coordinates: 41°43′07″N 87°37′17″W / 41.7185°N 87.6213°W / 41.7185; -87.6213
School type Public Secondary
Opened 1958
School district Chicago Public Schools
Principal Reginald E. Evans
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 1,006 (2013-14)[1]
Campus type Urban
Color(s) ‹See Tfm›     Blue
‹See Tfm›     White[2]
Athletics conference Chicago Public League[2]
Team name Falcons [2]
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[3]

John Marshall Harlan Community Academy High School (known as Harlan High School) is a public 4-year high school located in the Roseland neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. The school is a part of the Chicago Public Schools system. It is named for Kentucky lawyer, politician and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Marshall Harlan, famous for his dissenting opinions that opposed Jim Crow laws which were then being upheld by the Court as a whole. Harlan High School opened in 1958 as a neighborhood school only for students living within its attendance area. In 1985, the school was designated as a 'community academy' and began accepting students outside its attendance area through the Option for Knowledge program.[4]


Harlan competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Harlan's sport teams are known as the Falcons. The boys' basketball team won three Public League championships (1966–67, 1969–70, 1970–71).[5]

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Chicago Public Schools: Harlan
  2. ^ a b c "Chicago (Harlan)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 31 December 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Institution Summary for Harlan High School". AdvacedED profile. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  5. ^ IHSA:Chicago (Harlan)

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