Steinmetz College Prep
|Steinmetz College Prep|
3030 N. Mobile Avenue
|School type||Public secondary|
|School district||Chicago Public Schools|
|Principal||Stephen Joseph Ngo|
|Athletics conference||Chicago Public League|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
Steinmetz College Prep (also known as Steinmetz High School or Steinmetz Academic Centre) is a public 4–year high school located in the Belmont Cragin community area on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois. Steinmetz is a part of the Chicago Public Schools district. The school is named for the German-American mathematician and electrical engineer Charles Proteus Steinmetz. The school opened in 1934. Steinmetz is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme school. The school has an active Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC).
In 1995 the school had 2,237 students, with around equal numbers of black, Hispanic/Latino, and white students, making it the sixth-largest high school in Chicago.
In 2016, 22 Steinmetz students participated in the Kakehashi Cultural Exchange Program trip to Japan. The award-winning 2010 documentary Louder Than a Bomb (film) features the Steinmetz team competing in and winning the 2008 Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam. The 2000 television movie Cheaters is based on a 1995 Academic Decathlon scandal that involved the school. Parts of the movie were filmed (without permission) at Steinmetz.
Steinmetz competes in the Chicago Public League and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Steinmetz sport teams are nicknamed the Silver Streaks. The boys' baseball team were Public League champions during the 1974 –75 season. The boys' cross country team were Public League champions in the 1949–50 and 1991–92 seasons.
- Justin Anderson, college football player
- Lisa Boyle, photographer, model for Playboy
- Hannibal Buress, stand-up comedian, actor and television writer
- Nicholas Calabrese, the first made man ever to testify against the Chicago Outfit.
- Tony Canadeo, NFL football player
- Frank Cullotta, mobster
- Ralph Frese, canoe maker and conservationist
- Robert E. Griswold, author
- Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy Enterprises.
- Fred Marsh, MLB player
- Robert Muczynski, composer
- Lou Possehl, MLB player for the Philadelphia Phillies
- Chuck Schaden, broadcaster
- Danny Seraphine, musician; former drummer and founding member of the band Chicago (attended)
- Anthony Spilotro, Chicago Italian-American mobster and enforcer
- Michael Spilotro, mobster (younger brother of Anthony Spilotto and Victor Spilotro)
- Victor Spilotro, mobster (older brother of Michael and Anthony Spilotro)
- Ray Soden, state senator and national commander of the VFW
- Chicago Public Schools: Steinmetz
- Hanson, Cynthia. "The Big Cheat." Chicago. September 1995. p. 74-77, 117-122. Cited: p. 78-79.
- Phil Rosenthal. "Cheaters' tale". Chicago Sun-Times. 26 January 2000.
- IHSA Chicago (Steinmetz)
- Warmbir, Steve; Robert C. Herguth (September 19, 2004). "Payback Time // Outfit insider is talking, potentially closing the book on 18 hits". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 20.
- "Hugh Hefner's Chicago: The Neighborhoods That Helped Make The Man". DNAinfo. September 28, 2017. Archived from the original on December 27, 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
- Steinmetz Alumni Association website
- Alumni Spotlight