Thomas Kelly High School

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Thomas Kelly High School
4136 S. California Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60632
Coordinates 41°49′05″N 87°41′42″W / 41.8181°N 87.6949°W / 41.8181; -87.6949Coordinates: 41°49′05″N 87°41′42″W / 41.8181°N 87.6949°W / 41.8181; -87.6949
School type Public Secondary
Opened 1928
School district Chicago Public Schools
Principal James Richard Coughlin
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 2,148 (2014–15)
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Green
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Team name Trojans
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Thomas Kelly High School (better known as Kelly High School) is a public 4-year high school located in the Brighton Park neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. It is the third largest Chicago public high school in terms of student population. Over 80% of the students are Hispanic. The school's mascot is the Trojans. It is a part of the Chicago Public Schools.


Kelly High School opened its doors on December 3, 1928, but was originally a junior high school. Chicago's Board Of Education abolished all junior high schools on July 12, 1933, and on September 17, 1933, Kelly reopened as a senior high school.[1]


Kelly competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).[2]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Kelly High School History
  2. ^ IHSA: Chicago (Kelly)
  3. ^ "Joe Young". National Football League. Retrieved November 6, 2013.