Manley Career Academy High School

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Manley High School
2935 W. Polk Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60612
United States
Coordinates 41°52′15″N 87°42′00″W / 41.8707°N 87.6999°W / 41.8707; -87.6999Coordinates: 41°52′15″N 87°42′00″W / 41.8707°N 87.6999°W / 41.8707; -87.6999
School type Public secondary
Opened 1927
School district Chicago Public Schools
Principal Trista L. Harper[1]
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 247 (2015–16)[2]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Black
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Team name Wildcats
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[3]
Yearbook Manley Memories

Manley Career Academy High School (commonly known as Manley High School) is a public four-year high school located in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the west side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Manley is a part of the Chicago Public Schools district, opening in 1927.


The school opened as Hugh Manley Junior High School in 1927. Manley became a senior high school in 1933 when junior high schools were abolished in Chicago on July 12 of that year. Manley housed an elementary school within its building from 1933 until 1943. The U.S. Navy occupied the school building from January 1944 through the end of World War II to develop programs designed for and to aid in the war effort, which resulted in students being transferred to neighboring schools.

In January 1946, the school served as a trade school, later becoming known as Cregier Vocational High School. By 1957, the trade school was relocated, and Manley was once again converted into an elementary and middle school.

The elementary school was phased out and an extension of Marshall High School was created on the campus, serving at the location for two years: 1969–71. In June 1973, the Chicago Board of Education designated Manley as a "senior high school" and approved phasing out the seventh and eighth grade program. Manley's first senior high school graduating class occurred in June 1976.


Manley competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).[4] The school's sports teams are nicknamed the Wildcats. Manley boys' basketball team won the Public league championship two times (1978–79, 1979–80), and was Class AA one time (1979–80).


  1. ^ Manley. Retrieved on August 26, 2011.
  2. ^ Chicago Public Schools: Manley
  3. ^ "Institution Summary for Manley High School". AdvacedED profile. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  4. ^ IHSA Manley (Chicago)

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