Von Steuben Metropolitan High School

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Von Steuben Metropolitan High School
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5039 N. Kimball Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625
United States
Coordinates 41°58′24″N 87°42′48″W / 41.9732°N 87.7132°W / 41.9732; -87.7132Coordinates: 41°58′24″N 87°42′48″W / 41.9732°N 87.7132°W / 41.9732; -87.7132
School type Public Secondary Magnet
Motto "Together we are Von Strong."
Opened 1930
School district Chicago Public Schools
Principal Laura A. LeMone
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 1,648 (2015–16)[1]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)     Red

Let’s wave on high the banner of our school, Let’s cheer to make the rafters ring. Ever be faithful to her golden rule, And of her glories we will carry on, All sons and daughters brave and true. In friendships linking arms, In mem’ries of her charms. Von Steuben High School Here’s to you.

Written by Carol Herron, Class of 1938; Music by Ray Turner, Class of 1936
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Mascot Panther
Team name Panthers
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
Newspaper The Panther Press
Yearbook Visions

Von Steuben Metropolitan High School (also known as Von Steuben Metropolitan Science High School) is a public 4–year magnet high school located in the North Park neighborhood on the north side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Opened in 1928, Von Steuben is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district and is named for military officer Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben.


Von Steuben was named an Outstanding American High School by U.S. News & World Report in 1999 and mentioned in Newsweek's America's Best High Schools list in 2003. According to the U.S. News & World Report in 2012, Von Steuben ranks at #49 at the state level and #1273 at the national level.


Von Steuben competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Von Steuben sport teams are nicknamed Panthers. In the 2002–03 season, The boys’ sophomore basketball team won the Chicago Class AA city title. In 2004–05 and 2005–06, The boys' varsity water polo team won the city title. In the 2011–12 season, the boys' sophomore volleyball team were named city champions. In the 2014-2015 season the boys' freshman, JV, and varsity teams all were named city champions. [3]


  • Boys' Soccer
  • Girls' Swimming
  • Girls' Volleyball
  • Girls' Tennis
  • Boys' and Girls' Cross-Country
  • Boys' and Girls' Golf[4]
  • Boys' Football for the first time (currently Frosh–Soph)


  • Boys' NBAs and Girls' Basketball
  • Girls' Bowling
  • Boys' Swimming
  • Wrestling
  • Cheerleading
  • Boys' and Girls' Indoor Track[5]


  • Boys' Baseball
  • Girls' Softball
  • Boys' and Girls' Soccer
  • Boys' Tennis
  • Boys' Volleyball
  • Boys' and Girls' Volleyball
  • Boys' and Girls' Track and Field
  • Boys' and Girls' Water Polo

Von Steuben placed 2nd out of 17 Chicago Public Schools in the 2011 CPS Debate Tournament. Nasser and Sean ran the missile defense affirmative to near perfection thanks to the tutelage of the famed former University of Illinois debater, Kurt Hilgendorf. [6]

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