Lake View High School (Chicago)
|Lake View High School|
4015 N. Ashland Avenue.
|School type||Public secondary|
|Motto||Ad astra per aspera|
"To the stars through difficulties"
1886 (current location)
|School district||Chicago Public Schools|
|Athletics conference||Chicago Public League|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Yearbook||Red & White|
Lake View High School is a public four-year high school located in the Lake View neighborhood on the north side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Lake View is a part of the Chicago Public Schools district. While the current building opened in 1886, the school itself opened in 1874, dating to a time when the Lake View community was not a part of the city of Chicago. Lake View became a part of Chicago in 1889. Created when the Lake View area was its own township before it joined Chicago, the school is the oldest operating township secondary school in the state of Illinois.
Academics and activities
Lake View competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL), and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Teams are stylized as the Wildcats. The boys' track & field team finished second at the first IHSA State Meet in 1892–93, and its boys' soccer team finished fourth in the IHSA State Tournament in 2008–09.
In the years before World War Two, the school had a fifty-foot rifle range in the basement and fielded a rifle team.
- Clarence Appelgran, football player who played for the Detroit Heralds in 1920
- Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist, radio personality and actor; father of actress Candice Bergen
- Barbara Bedford, actress in films from 1920-1945
- Tom Bosley, Tony Award-winning actor, best known for his work on television (Happy Days, Father Dowling Mysteries and Murder, She Wrote)
- Shirley Bell Cole, radio actress, best known for portraying Little Orphan Annie
- Myron Hunt, architect whose work included the Rose Bowl
- Mark LaValle, Olympic weightlifter
- Vince Lawrence, platinum award-winning dance music producer, businessman and one of the leading innovators of house music
- Joe Mooshil, Former Associated Press sportswriter and speaker on The Sportswriters on TV
- Gladys Nilsson, artist and original member of the Hairy Who group of Chicago Imagists 
- Abe Saperstein, founder, owner, and coach of the Harlem Globetrotters.
- Gloria Swanson, Golden Globe award-winning actress, perhaps best remembered for her role as Norma Desmond in the film Sunset Boulevard
- Richard Thieme (class of 1961), priest, consultant, and author
- Sidney R. Yates, U. S. Representative (1949–63, 1965–99) for Illinois' 9th congressional district
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- George, John B (23 July 2018). Shots Fired in Anger: A Rifleman's Eye View of the Activities on the Island of Guadalcanal (Kindle ed.). 241: Carbine Books.
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- 91st General Assembly (1998). House Resolution 0085 (Technical report). Illinois House of Representatives. HR 0085.
WHEREAS, Lake View High School has seen admirals, generals, judges, politicians, stars from the entertainment industry, and business leaders graduate from its halls of academia; Edgar Bergen, Gloria Swanson, and Tom Bosley are from the entertainment field ... ; former State Representative Sidney Yates was a graduate ...
- Jensen, Trevor (January 26, 2010). "Shirley Bell Cole: 1920-2010: Radio voice behind 'Little Orphan Annie'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
- http://remixmag.com/transmissions/chicago-house-080405. Retrieved on 13 February 2011.
- Oral history interview with Gladys Nilsson, 2008 Aug. 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
- Smith, Jay T. "Rewriting History: The Birth of the Globetrotters (Chicago Stories)". program notes. WTTW-TV (PBS Chicago). Retrieved 18 January 2010.
Globetrotter founder Abe Saperstein graduated Lake View High School in 1920. He went to the University of Illinois for a very short time, and in late 1920 or early 1921 began working for the Chicago Park District.