South Shore High School (Chicago)

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Address
7627 S. Constance
Chicago, Illinois 60649
United States
Coordinates 41°45′22″N 87°34′46″W / 41.7561°N 87.5794°W / 41.7561; -87.5794Coordinates: 41°45′22″N 87°34′46″W / 41.7561°N 87.5794°W / 41.7561; -87.5794
Information
School type Public Secondary
Opened 1940
2003 (as School of Leadership)
Closed 2014
School district Chicago Public Schools
CEEB code 141295[1]
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Royal Blue
     Kelly Green
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Team name Tars/Tarettes
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Yearbook The Tide[2]
Website

South Shore High School (commonly known as South Shore) was a public 4–year high school located in the South Shore neighborhood on the south–east side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. South Shore was a part of the Chicago Public Schools district. South Shore opened in 1940.[3] The school was a part of a CBS documentary about the city's public school system in 1984.[4] From 2001–11, the school was made up of four schools: School of Entrepreneurship, School of the Arts, School of Leadership, and School of Technology. In September 2011, the four small schools were consolidated into one school, the School of Leadership; which closed at the end of the 2013–14 school year.[5]

Small Schools[edit]

Due to South Shore's history of poor academic performance, Chicago Public Schools decided to divide the school into four smaller schools beginning in 2001. The school campus, located at 7527 –7627 South Constance Avenue was divided into four small specialized high schools: the School of Entrepreneurship, the School of the Arts, the School of Leadership, and the School of Technology.[6][7]

Athletics[edit]

South Shore competed in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and was a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). The boys' basketball team were Public League champions in 1944 and 1947. The school girls' track and field team placed first in the state in Class AA in 1981.[8]

Notable Alumni[edit]

South Shore International College Prep
Address
1955 E. 75th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60649
United States
Information
School type Public Secondary Selective Enrollment
Opened 2011
School district Chicago Public Schools
Principal Janice Elaine Wells
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 579 (2015–16)[13]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Royal Blue
     Kelly Green
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Team name Tars/Tarettes
Website

South Shore International College Preparatory High School[edit]

South Shore International College Preparatory High School is a public 4-year selective enrollment high school located in the South Shore neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Its building sits just east of the former South Shore High School campus at 1955 E. 75th street, Intersection of 75th Street and Jeffery Blvd. The school opened for the 2011–12 school year.[14] It is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district.

Background[edit]

South Shore International College Prep is a selective enrollment school and accepts students from throughout the city of Chicago.[15]

The school uses the same team name (Tars) and colors (Kelly Green and Royal Blue) as the former South Shore High School.

Demographics[edit]

South Shore International College Prep student demographic is made up of: 96.3% African-American, 2.6% Hispanic, 0.2 White and 0.7% Other. 89.6% of the student body are classified as low–income.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "High School Code Search". College Board. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  2. ^ 1950 South Shore High School Yearbook Chicago, IL.
  3. ^ "South Shore at a glance". November 3, 1993. 95.
  4. ^ When South Shore’s grades went south
  5. ^ January 26, 2011 Board Reports
  6. ^ Ana Beatriz Cholo. "City names 3 schools for next step in reform". Chicago Tribune. April 6, 2002. 1.
  7. ^ Diane Friedlander. "Windows on Conversions: Case Study: School of the Arts, Chicago, IL". School Redesign Network. Retrieved on January 3, 2009.
  8. ^ IHSA Chicago (South Shore)
  9. ^ a b c d e f g "High school spotlight: South Shore". Chicago Sun-Times. December 19, 2007. 60.
  10. ^ "Jake Fendley". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Cynthia Plaster Caster runs for Chicago mayor". Chicago Tribune. October 31, 2010.
  12. ^ James Watson Biography. The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved on January 3, 2009.
  13. ^ School Of Leadership
  14. ^ Mayor Daley Dedicates South Shore International College Prep High School, The 48th New School Since 1995. City of Chicago. May 12, 2011. Retrieved on September 19, 2011.
  15. ^ Admissions. Retrieved on December 26, 2012.