Tilden High School (Chicago)

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Tilden Career Community Academy High School
4747 S. Union Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60609
United States
Coordinates 41°48′27″N 87°38′33″W / 41.8075°N 87.6425°W / 41.8075; -87.6425Coordinates: 41°48′27″N 87°38′33″W / 41.8075°N 87.6425°W / 41.8075; -87.6425
School type Public Secondary
Opened 1889
School district Chicago Public Schools
Principal Maurice Swinney
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 321 (2013-14)[1]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Blue
Athletics conference Chicago Public League[2]
Team name Blue Devils[2]
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Edward Tilden Career Community Academy High School (also known as Tilden High School and as Tilden Technical High School) is a public 4-year high school located in the Canaryville neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is part of the Chicago Public Schools district. The school's sports teams are nicknamed the Blue Devils.


Tilden competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). The boys' wrestling team placed first in the state in the 1945-46 and 1951-52 seasons and were Public League champions in the 1984-85 season.[3]

School violence[edit]

On November 20, 1992, 15-year-old freshmen student DeLondyn Lawson was shot to death in a gang-related shooting on the school's second floor shortly after 10 a.m. by another student; 16-year-old gang member Joseph White. White wounded two other students in the shooting.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Chicago Public Schools: Tilden
  2. ^ a b c "Chicago (Tilden)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 31 December 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  3. ^ IHSA Chicago (Tilden)
  4. ^ "Teen Guilty Of Slaying In Tilden High Hallway". Chicago Tribune. 22 January 1994. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Illinois legend Johnny 'Red' Kerr dies". Big Ten Network. Associated Press. February 27, 2009. Retrieved on April 18, 2010.
  6. ^ Kenny Lucas. First black pro makes a racket". New York Daily News. March 7, 2000. Retrieved on November 29, 2010.

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