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Hyde Park Academy High School

Hyde Park Academy High School
6220 S. Stony Island Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60615
United States
School type Public Secondary
Established 1863
Opened 1914 (Present Location)
School district Chicago Public Schools
CEEB Code 140880[1]
Principal Antonio Deangelo Ross
Grades 9-12
Gender Coed
Enrollment 951 (2014-15)[2]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Blue
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Team name Thunderbirds
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[3]
Yearbook The Aitchpe[4]

Hyde Park Academy High School (formerly known as Hyde Park High School and Hyde Park Career Academy) is a public 4-year high school located in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Opened in 1863, It is located at 6220 South Stony Island Avenue. Hyde Park is operated the Chicago Public Schools district.[5] In 2012, Hyde Park became the fourth Chicago public high school to become an International Baccalaureate school.[6] Hyde Park has a 53% percent graduation rate, 12% lower than the Chicago Public Schools average.


  • History 1
  • Athletics 2
  • Notable alumni 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


While the school was established in 1863, it moved to its present site in 1914, and underwent several major renovations in the 20th century. In 1973, the school became a magnet school and a "career academy" similar to nearby Kenwood Academy. Hyde Park began to offer International Baccalaureate classes in 2001.[7] The school name changed from Hyde Park Career Academy to Hyde Park Academy High School in 2012 when the school became International Baccalaureate. On February 15, 2013, President Barack Obama delivered a televised speech at the school addressing the gun violence in Chicago.[8]


Hyde Park competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Hyde Park boys' basketball team have been regional champions four times (2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09). The boys' track and field placed first in the state in 1903 and 1929. The girls' basketball team won regional titles three consecutive seasons (2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05).[9]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "High School Code Search". College Board. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Chicago Public Schools: Hyde Park
  3. ^ "Institution Summary for Hyde Park Academy". AdvacedED profile. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  4. ^ All About Chicago's Hyde Park Historical Society
  5. ^ Chicago Public Schools. "Hyde Park Career Academy". AOL NEWS. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  6. ^ Hyde Park Career Academy to become an IB school
  7. ^
  8. ^ President Obama says Chicago’s violence 'equivalent to a Newtown every four months'
  9. ^ IHSA Chicago (Hyde Park)
  10. ^ Bridges of Memory Volume 2: Chicago's Second Generation of Black Migration By: Timuel D. Black
  11. ^ Yale University Library Guide to the Jerome New Frank Papers - Biographical History.
  12. ^ Martin, Douglas (2010-10-17). "James E. Fuchs, Shot-Put Innovator, Dies at 82". The New York Times. 

External links

  • Hyde Park Career Academy School Website
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