Kelly High School (Chicago)
|Kelly High School|
|4136 S. California Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60632
|School type||Public Secondary|
|School district||Chicago Public Schools|
|Principal||Dr. Lisa Carlos|
|Athletics conference||Chicago Public League|
|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.
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