Steinmetz College Prep

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Steinmetz College Prep
Address
3030 N. Mobile Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60634
United States
Coordinates 41°56′08″N 87°47′03″W / 41.9356°N 87.7841°W / 41.9356; -87.7841Coordinates: 41°56′08″N 87°47′03″W / 41.9356°N 87.7841°W / 41.9356; -87.7841
Information
School type Public secondary
Established 1919
School district Chicago Public Schools
Principal Stephen Joseph Ngo
Grades 9-12
Gender Coed
Enrollment 1,509 (2015–16)[1]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Green
     Silver
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Team name Streaks
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Website
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Steinmetz College Prep (also known as Steinmetz High School or Steinmetz Academic Centre) is a public 4–year high school located in Montclare,[2] 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 1919.

Steinmetz is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme school. The school has an active Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC).

The school is located in a four story building.[2]

History[edit]

In 1995 the school had 2,237 students, with around equal numbers of black, Hispanic and Latino, and white students, making it the sixth-largest high school in Chicago.[2]

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.[3]

Athletics[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

More notable alumni are featured each month on the Steinmetz Alumni Association website's[6] Alumni Spotlight feature.[7]

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