Hirsch Metropolitan High School

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Hirsch Metropolitan High School
7740 S. Ingleside Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60619
United States
Coordinates 41°45′14″N 87°36′07″W / 41.7539°N 87.6019°W / 41.7539; -87.6019Coordinates: 41°45′14″N 87°36′07″W / 41.7539°N 87.6019°W / 41.7539; -87.6019
School type Public Secondary
Opened 1926[1]
School district Chicago Public Schools
CEEB code 140800[2]
Principal Larry D. Varn[3]
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 155 (2015–16)
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Maroon
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Team name Huskies
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[5]
Yearbook The Maroon

Emil G. Hirsch Metropolitan High School (formerly known as Emil G. Hirsch Metropolitan High School of Communications) is a public 4–year high school located in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Hirsch is part of the Chicago Public Schools system. The school is named for reform movement rabbi Emil Gustav Hirsch. Hirsch opened in 1926.


Planned and constructed by Chicago school superintendent William A. McAndrew and architect Edgar D. Martin between 1924–26, Hirsch opened as a junior high school in 1926. Hirsch was planned under the Chicago Board of Education new junior high school system which included north side school Sullivan High School, which was interior and exterior is designed identical to Hirsch. The school only served seventh, eighth and ninth grades until the school board voted to close all junior high schools in 1933. The school was named Emil G. Hirsch Metropolitan High School of Communications from 1982 until 2004.


Hirsch competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). The school sports teams are nicknamed the Huskies. Hirsch boys' basketball team became Public League champions and state champions in 1972–73.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

Member of Chicago Hirsch Class AA Boys 1973 Chicago Public League & Illinois High School Association State Basketball Championships Teams - Published Author of his 2nd book titled "Financially Speaking - The Best Improvement Starts With Self Improvement-Create Your Own Economic Stimulus Plan" available at www.tmeginc.com. Published by The Mathews Entrepreneur Group, Inc., May 2016.

  • Nadine Smith Nelson (1973) - U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, affectionately known as "The Blue Angels" Public Affairs Representative, Senior Draftsman, Photographer, Aviation Warfare Specialist (1993-1996).
  • Jennifer Jackson (1963) — Model, first African–American Playboy playmate of the month (March, 1965).
  • Marvell Wynne (1977) — MLB player (Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs).
  • Jayson "Mick" Jenkins (2009) — hip-hop recording artist [7]
  • Jody "Jay Lov" Reed (1989) — Psychiatrist noted for his work advancing the issues of trauma in children and the development of applications connecting physicians throughout the world.


  1. ^ Chicago Historic Schools: Hirsch
  2. ^ High School Codes
  3. ^ Hirsch. Chicago Public Schools.
  4. ^ IHSA Chicago (Hirsch)
  5. ^ "Institution Summary for Hirsch Metro". AdvancED profile. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  6. ^ IHSA Chicago (Hirsch)
  7. ^ "Mick Jenkins Is the Reluctant Voice of Conscious Rap". Complex Magazine. 19 August 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 

External links[edit]

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www.tmeginc.com Book Title: Financially Speaking - The Best Improvement Starts With Self Improvement-Create Your Own Economic Stimulus Plan. Available at www.tmeginc.com