Hubbard High School (Chicago)

Hubbard High School is a public four-year high school located in the West Lawn neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Hubbard is part of the Chicago Public Schools district. The school is named for American fur trader and insurance underwriter Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard.[2] As of 2017, Hubbard had an 82.9% five–year graduation rate.[3] In 2017, the student population was 91% Hispanic and 96% "low income".[4]

Hubbard High School
Address
6200 S. Hamlin Avenue

,
60629

United States
Coordinates41°46′48″N 87°43′07″W / 41.7801°N 87.7186°W / 41.7801; -87.7186Coordinates: 41°46′48″N 87°43′07″W / 41.7801°N 87.7186°W / 41.7801; -87.7186
Information
School typePublic secondary
Opened1929
School districtChicago Public Schools
PrincipalAngelica Altamirano
Grades912
GenderCoed
Enrollment1,699 (2015–16)
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)     Red
     White
     Grey
     Black
Athletics conferenceChicago Public League
Team nameGreyhounds
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Website

AcademicsEdit

ImprovementEdit

Hubbard was one of 16 schools nationwide selected by the College Board for inclusion in the EXCELerator School Improvement Model program beginning in the 2007–08 school year. The project was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

IB Diploma ProgrammeEdit

Hubbard is an IB Diploma Programme high school.[5] This comprehensive and challenging pre-university program for academically advanced and highly motivated students in grades 11 and 12 was implemented at Hubbard in 1998. Students at this school usually take IB exams in May. In the last examination session, students completed the following exams: Biology SL, English A1 HL, History HL, Math.Studies SL, Spanish A HL, Theory Knowl. TK and Visual Arts SL.

Advanced Placement and JROTCEdit

Advanced Placement classes are available in six subjects: Biology, Calculus, English Language and Composition, Psychology, Spanish Language, and United States History.[6][7] Students may substitute physical education classes with JROTC classes.[8]

AthleticsEdit

Hubbard competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).[9] The school is also known for their successful football team.[10] Other sports programs offered by the school include: baseball, bowling, cheerleading, chess, cross country, pom-pom, soccer, softball, swimming, water-polo, soccer, track, volleyball, and wrestling.[6]

In 1973, the boys baseball team, led by coach Tom Skubich, went 28-3 and won the Illinois state championship.[11]

Other programsEdit

Hubbard High School is a participant in the Peer Health Exchange Program and receives educational support for its musical program from the Music of the Baroque professional chorus and band.

Dress CodeEdit

Students must wear white, grey or black shirts and black bottoms. They may also wear their class shirts or any shirt produced by a Hubbard club/organization. Hair dying is allowed.

HistoryEdit

Hubbard High School originally opened for the 1928/29 school year. In the late 1990s, Hubbard faced substantial overcrowding, but recent work has lowered its enrollment.

Notable alumniEdit

Rocky LaPorte Actor- Comedian

Notable staffEdit

  • Lena McLin – composer, author, and minister; served as a music teacher at the school[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Institution Summary, AdvancED, Retrieved 2012-07-11
  2. ^ "About G.S. Hubbard". Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  3. ^ "Hubbard High School". Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  4. ^ "Chicago Public Schools". schoolinfo.cps.edu. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  5. ^ "OAE". cpsoae.org. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
  6. ^ a b "CPSHubbardOverview". cps.edu. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
  7. ^ "APCourseLedger". apcourseaudit.epiconline.org. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
  8. ^ "DeptJROTC". chicagojrotc.com. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
  9. ^ IHSA Chicago (Hubbard)
  10. ^ "MaxPreps". maxpreps.com. Retrieved 2012-04-12.
  11. ^ IHSA. "Records & History | Boys Baseball | IHSA Sports & Activities". www.ihsa.org. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  12. ^ "The Historymakers: Lena McLin". Archived from the original on 2015-09-28. Retrieved 2015-11-03.

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