Fenger Academy High School (Chicago)

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Fenger Academy High School
Address
11220 S. Wallace Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60628
 United States
Coordinates41°41′23″N 87°38′19″W / 41.6897°N 87.6386°W / 41.6897; -87.6386Coordinates: 41°41′23″N 87°38′19″W / 41.6897°N 87.6386°W / 41.6897; -87.6386
Information
School typePublic Secondary
Opened1893
PrincipalElizabeth Ann Dozier[1]
Grades912
GenderCoed
Enrollment487 (2012)[2]
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)     Red
     Green[3]
Athletics conferenceChicago Public League
Team nameTitans
Website
 
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Fenger Academy High School
Address
11220 S. Wallace Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60628
 United States
Coordinates41°41′23″N 87°38′19″W / 41.6897°N 87.6386°W / 41.6897; -87.6386Coordinates: 41°41′23″N 87°38′19″W / 41.6897°N 87.6386°W / 41.6897; -87.6386
Information
School typePublic Secondary
Opened1893
PrincipalElizabeth Ann Dozier[1]
Grades912
GenderCoed
Enrollment487 (2012)[2]
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)     Red
     Green[3]
Athletics conferenceChicago Public League
Team nameTitans
Website

Fenger Academy High School (commonly known as Fenger) is a public 4-year high school located in the Roseland neighborhood on the far south side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is operated by Chicago Public Schools. The school is named for Danish surgeon Christian Fenger. Fenger opened in 1893.

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History

When it opened in 1893, Fenger was known as Curtis School. It was renamed in 1915 in honor of Christian Fenger, a well-known surgeon. The current Fenger building was completed in 1926.[4] On September 24, 2009, a Fenger honors student named Derrion Albert was beaten to death on his way home when he accidentally walked into the middle of a large brawl between teenagers from two neighborhoods. The video of the brawl gained international attention,[5] and President Barack Obama requested that Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visit Chicago to meet with Fenger students and school officials.[6]

Athletics

Fenger competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).
The boys' baseball team won an Illinois state title in 1946. The school's football team won four Chicago Prep Bowls between 1938 and 1954.[4]

Notable Alumni

References

  1. ^ "Administration". Directory. Fenger HS. 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chicago Public Schools: Fenger". Chicago Public Schools. http://www.cps.edu/Schools/Pages/school.aspx?id=609705. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "IHSA Chicago (Fenger)". Illinois High School Association. http://www.ihsa.org/data/school/schools/2718.htm. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d David Southwell. "Championship Spirit Alive, Well". Chicago Sun-Times. September 9, 1992. 83.
  5. ^ Stefano Espositio. "Weis: Help us get others - 'You kids know who they are': Top cop seeks 3 more seen in video of fatal beating". Chicago Sun-Times. September 30, 2009. 8.
  6. ^ Lynn Sweet. "Obama sending aides to discuss teen's fatal beating". Chicago Sun-Times. October 2, 2009. 19.
  7. ^ a b "Fenger at a glance". Chicago Sun-Times. September 9, 1992. 83.
  8. ^ Leslie A. Heaphy, Mel Anthony May. Encyclopedia of Women and Baseball. McFarland & Co., 2006. 87.

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