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George Westinghouse College Preparatory High School (formerly known as Westinghouse Area Vocational High School) is a public 4–year college preparatory selective enrollment high school located in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the west side of Chicago, Illinois, United States.[3] Operated by the Chicago Public Schools district, Westinghouse is named for American entrepreneur and engineer George Westinghouse. Westinghouse opened as a vocational school in 1960.

Westinghouse College Prep
Address
3223 West Franklin Boulevard

,
60624

Coordinates41°53′21″N 87°42′30″W / 41.8891°N 87.7084°W / 41.8891; -87.7084Coordinates: 41°53′21″N 87°42′30″W / 41.8891°N 87.7084°W / 41.8891; -87.7084
Information
School typePublic Secondary Selective Enrollment
Opened2009
School districtChicago Public Schools
CEEB code141001[1]
PrincipalKerry Leuschel
Grades912
GenderCoed
Enrollment1,175 (2015–16)[2]
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)     Kelly Green
     Gold
Athletics conferenceChicago Public League
Team nameWarriors
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools
YearbookThe Torch
Website

HistoryEdit

Opening in August 1932, Westinghouse was originally housed in a former candy factory. The building was designed by Schmidt, Garden and Martin in 1920 and was one of the largest examples of the Chicago School architectural style. The factory was converted to a high school building in 1969, opening as a neighborhood vocational high school for the 1970-71 school year.[4] A new, $106.5 million facility was built at 3223 West Franklin Boulevard in 2009.[5][6] The former building was demolished and now is the site of the school's football field.

AthleticsEdit

Westinghouse competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).[7] The school sport teams are nicknamed Warriors. For many years an area basketball powerhouse,[8] The school's boys basketball team won the Illinois Class AA Boys' Basketball Championship in 2001–02 [9] and were Class AA fifteen times (1976–79, 1980–81, 1989–94, 1995–96, 1998–2000, 2003–06). The basketball team were Public league champions seven times (1977–78, 1980–81, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1999–2000, 2001–02). The girls' basketball team were Regional champions in 2013–14. In 2014-15 the boys basketball team won a conference championship and a Regional Championship in 2016-17 season for the first time since the building reopened.[10][11]

Notable alumniEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "High School Code Search". College Board. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  2. ^ Chicago Public Schools: Westinghouse
  3. ^ Westinghouse High School Archived 2009-02-14 at the Wayback Machine. Chicago Public Schools. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  4. ^ Westinghouse High School. Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
  5. ^ Rosalind Rossi. "Westinghouse High to cost $103 million". Chicago Sun-Times. 29 March 2007.
  6. ^ "New Chicago schools Archived 2009-09-10 at the Wayback Machine". Chicago Sun-Times. 7 September 2009.
  7. ^ IHSA Chicago (Westinghouse)
  8. ^ Patrick Z. McGavin. "House (of blues) fades to black". Chicago Sun-Times. 14 February 2007.
  9. ^ IHSA
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  11. ^ [2]
  12. ^ Mark Aguirre at basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 14 August 2007.
  13. ^ Eddie Johnson at basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 14 August 2007.
  14. ^ Hersey Hawkins at basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 14 August 2007.
  15. ^ Kiwane Garris at basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 14 August 2007.

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