Prosser Career Academy

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Prosser Career Academy
2148 N. Long Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60639
United States
Coordinates 41°55′09″N 87°45′42″W / 41.9191°N 87.7618°W / 41.9191; -87.7618Coordinates: 41°55′09″N 87°45′42″W / 41.9191°N 87.7618°W / 41.9191; -87.7618
School type Public Secondary Vocational
Opened 1959
School district Chicago Public Schools
CEEB Code 141077[1]
Principal Mark Schall[2]
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 1,459 (2015–16)
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Royal Blue
Athletics conference Chicago Public League[3]
Team name Falcons[3]
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[4]
Newspaper "Prosser Press"
Yearbook The Falcon

Charles Allen Prosser Career Academy High School (formerly known as Charles Allen Prosser Vocational High School) is a public 4–year vocational high school located in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the north–west side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Prosser opened in 1959 and is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district.


Prosser opened in September 1959 for males only, adding females decades later. Prior to the summer of 1998 the school's name was Prosser Vocational High School. The school is named for Charles Allen Prosser, an educator who pioneered vocational education.


During their first year, Prosser students enroll in the Freshman Academy. The freshmen academy eases the student transition into high school. Students sign up in 8th grade if they want to be in the IB program. From there they can decide if the want to go to the IBDP or IBCP.

School Activities[edit]

  • Advanced Technology Group
  • Academic Decathlon
  • After School Matters
  • Badminton Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Drama
  • Ecology Club
  • Falcon Newspaper
  • French Club
  • GSA
  • Key Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Polish Club
  • Rube Goldberg
  • Student Council
  • Tutoring
  • Yearbook
  • Yu-Gi-Oh Club
  • Culinary Arts


  • Baseball (M) (V,JV)
  • Football(M)
  • Soccer (V,JV) (F/M)
  • Softball (V)(F)
  • Track and Field (M,F)
  • Volleyball (M,F) (V,JV)
  • Wrestling (M)
  • Swimming (M,F) (JV,V)
  • Basketball

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "High School Code Search". College Board. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Local School Council". Prosser Career Academy. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Chicago (Prosser)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 19 January 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Institution Summary for Prosser Career Academy". AdvacedED profile. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  5. ^ The Man Who Killed Boys: The John Wayne Gacy, Jr. Story

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