Kelly High School (Chicago)

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Kelly High School
4136 S. California Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60632
United States
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 Dr. Lisa Carlos
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 2,222 (2015–16)
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Green
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Team name Trojans
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Kelly High School is a public 4–year high school located in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. The school is named for Irish nationalist Thomas J. Kelly. Kelly is the third largest Chicago public high school in terms of student population. Over 80% of students are Hispanic. The school's team name is Trojans. Opened in 1928, Kelly is a part of the Chicago Public Schools district.


Kelly opened its doors as a junior high school on December 3, 1928, only serving grades six through ninth. On July 12, 1933, the Board of Education abolished all junior high schools in Chicago, and on September 17, 1933 for the 1933–34 school year; 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.