York Community High School

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York Community High School
YorkCommHScrest.png
Address
355 W. St. Charles Road

,
60126

United States
Coordinates41°53′33″N 87°57′12″W / 41.8924°N 87.9532°W / 41.8924; -87.9532
Information
Typepublic secondary
Opened1918
School districtElmhurst Community Unit 205
SuperintendentDavid Moyer[1]
PrincipalErin DeLuga[2]
Staff295[3]
Grades9-12
Gendercoed
Enrollment2,801 (2017-18)[4]
Average class size21.4[5] [6]
Campussuburban
School colour(s)     kelly green
     white[7]
SloganThis Is York
Fight songHail To York High
Athletics conferenceWest Suburban Conference
MascotThe Duke
NicknameDukes[7]
NewspaperYork Hi[9]
YearbookY's Tales[10]
Website
Main entrance to York Community High School in Elmhurst, IL

York Community High School is a public secondary school in Elmhurst, Illinois, United States. It is a part of the Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205. Most of the students reside in Elmhurst; however, the district also draws a small number of students from Addison, Bensenville, and Oak Brook.[11][12] York is the only high school in the district, which as a unit school district also includes an early childhood center, eight elementary schools, three middle schools, and a transition center.[11]

History[edit]

Prior to 1918, Elmhurst operated a combined high school and grammar school, which was destroyed by fire in December 1917.[13]

York was established in 1918. The building saw many additions from 1950 through 1990, including a third floor, a four classroom fourth floor, swimming pool, and additional facilities. In 2000, the voters of District 205 passed a referendum to rebuild the school.[14] Construction started soon after and the new building—opened in 2002—has separate academic, service, student commons and athletics areas (including a new fieldhouse).

Academics[edit]

In 2017, York had an average composite ACT score of 24.5 and graduated 95.5% of its senior class.[5] In 2017, 54% of the senior class had taken at least one Advanced Placement exam during high school, and of those who took an exam in 2017, 91% passed at least one of their exams.[15] In 2011, Newsweek ranked York Community High School 257 out of 500 in its annual list of America's Best High Schools. Overall, according to the US News 2017 High School rankings, York Community High School is ranked 687 of all public high schools in the United States and ranked 18 of all high schools in the state of Illinois.[16]

Athletics[edit]

York Dukes Athletic Logo

York High School competes in the West Suburban Conference. The school is also a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA), which governs most sports and competitive activities in Illinois. Rob Wagner is the current athletic director at York High School.

The school sponsors interscholastic teams for young men and women in basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball, cheerleading, and water polo.[17] Young men may compete in baseball, football, and wrestling, while young women may compete in badminton, bowling, dance, and softball.[17] While not sponsored by the IHSA, the school also sponsors teams for young men and women in lacrosse, and a poms team for young women. Also while not sponsored by the IHSA, York has a men's hockey team.[17]

York Community High School's athletic program was ranked 17th overall in the nation by ESPN RISE's FAB 50 list.[18]

York Community High School's men's cross country team has won 28 state championships under coach Joe Newton: 1962, 1965, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1978AA, 1980AA, 1981AA, 1982AA, 1983AA, 1984AA, 1986AA, 1989AA, 1990AA, 1991AA, 1992AA, 1993AA, 1994AA, 1999AA, 2000AA, 2002AA, 2003AA, 2004AA, 2005AA, 2006AA, 2010-3A, and 2012-3A.[19] He retired in 2016 because of problems with mobility and movement from his home to practice.[20] Currently, the team's head coach is Charlie Kern.

Arts[edit]

York Community High School offers a variety of performing arts programs. Its music program includes a full orchestra, three individual orchestras, three full bands, and three concert choirs. Students have the opportunity to join music groups such as Jazz Band, acapella singing groups, and percussion ensembles. Musicians have the opportunity to compete annually in the Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) competition; students are chosen to go first to a District level concert, and if chosen they can also continue to go to ILMEA State, held in Peoria, Illinois. York also has a theater department that puts on three productions a year. The drama department went to the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards (IHSMTA) in 2017 for their production of "West Side Story" and received the award of Best Production in the state. [21]s The dance programs at York include the Advanced Dance Class and the York Dance Company. Many clubs surround art as well, through painting, photography, drawing, or other forms of art.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable staff[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  10. ^ "Y's Tales Home Page". Archived from the original on 3 January 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
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  12. ^ "Map Legend." Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205. Retrieved on March 21, 2017.
  13. ^ "Hawthorne School - the early years". elmhurst.org. Archived from the original on 29 June 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 December 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017..
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  17. ^ a b c "York High School Home Page". athletics2000.com. 17 January 2013. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Final FAB 50: Ranking the programs". ESPN.com. 1 July 2009. Archived from the original on 26 April 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  19. ^ IHSA. "Records & History". www.ihsa.org. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Patch News". Archived from the original on 15 August 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  21. ^ "Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards - Broadway in Chicago". broadwayinchicago.com. Archived from the original on 2 December 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i Akouris, Tina; York Dukes: Dukes know how to court success (High School of the Week); 21 May 2008; Chicago Sun-Times; accessed 4 August 2009
  23. ^ Fanelli, Matt. "York honors 2016 Dukes of Distinction". thisisyork.org. Archived from the original on 19 December 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  24. ^ Oppenheimer, Jerry; Toy Monster: The Big, Bad World of Mattel; accessed 13 March 2010 Archived 26 April 2018 at the Wayback Machine.
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  26. ^ "Page Not Found". www.ihsa.org. Archived from the original on 15 September 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  27. ^ "BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF JOE NEWTON" (PDF). Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  28. ^ "Joe Newton Memorial Celebration Planned for January 27". Archived from the original on 26 April 2018. Retrieved 5 February 2018.

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