Prosser Career Academy

Prosser Career Academy
Prosser Career Academy Logo.jpg
2148 N. Long Avenue


United States
Coordinates41°55′09″N 87°45′42″W / 41.9191°N 87.7618°W / 41.9191; -87.7618Coordinates:41°55′09″N 87°45′42″W / 41.9191°N 87.7618°W / 41.9191; -87.7618
School typePublic secondary vocational
School districtChicago Public Schools
CEEB code141077[1]
PrincipalSandra Shimon
Enrollment1,235 (2019-20)
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)  Royal blue
Athletics conferenceChicago Public League[2]
Team nameFalcons[2]
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools[3]
NewspaperProsser Press
Yearbook The Falcon

Charles A. Prosser Career Academy (formerly known as Charles A. Prosser Vocational High School) is a public 4–year vocational high school located in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Prosser opened in 1959 and is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district.


Prosser opened in September 1959 for males only, first enrolling females in the 1975-76 school year.[4] Prior to the summer of 1998 the school's name was Prosser Vocational High School. The school is named for Charles Allen Prosser, an educator who pioneered vocational education.


During their first year, Prosser students enroll in the Freshman Academy, which eases the transition into high school. Students sign up in 8th grade if they want to be in the International Baccalaureate program. From there they can decide if they want to go to the IBDP or IBCP.

School activities

  • Advanced Technology Group
  • Academic Decathlon
  • After School Matters
  • Cheerleading
  • Drama
  • Ecology Club
  • The Falcon (newspaper)
  • Anime Club
  • GSA
  • Key Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Rube Goldberg
  • Student Council
  • Tutoring
  • Yearbook
  • Culinary Arts
  • Cosmetology Club


  • Baseball (M) (V, JV)
  • Football (M) (V, JV)
  • Soccer (F, M) (V, JV)
  • Softball (F) (V)
  • Track and field (M, F)
  • Volleyball (M, F) (V, JV)
  • Swimming (M, F) (V, JV)
  • Basketball (M, F) (V, JV)
  • Cross Country (M, F) (V, JV)

Notable alumni

  • John Wayne Gacy – serial killer (technically not an alumni, as he did not graduate)[5]
  • Wally "Freak" Kozielski – radio DJ; a part of Mancow's Morning Madhouse for many years; also worked for 94.7 The Zone, Q-101, Rock 103.5, The Blaze, and 105.5 The Kat; is currently on 10a-2p at WRXQ100.7 FM (Q-rock) in Chicago
  • Eddie Winters - Police officer and politician; Former member of the Illinois House of Representatives
  • Delia Ramirez - Member of the Illinois House of Representatives, for the 4th district.


  1. ^ "High School Code Search". College Board. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Chicago (Prosser)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 19 January 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Institution Summary for Prosser Career Academy". AdvancED profile. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Prosser "Falcon" yearbook, 1976". Classmates. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  5. ^ Times, Douglas E. Kneeland;Special to The New York (January 10, 1979). "Suspect in Mass Deaths Is Puzzle to All (Published 1979)" – via

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