Sullivan High School (Chicago, Illinois)

Sullivan High School
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6631 N. Bosworth Avenue


Coordinates42°00′10″N 87°40′08″W / 42.0028°N 87.6689°W / 42.0028; -87.6689Coordinates:42°00′10″N 87°40′08″W / 42.0028°N 87.6689°W / 42.0028; -87.6689
School typePublic secondary
School districtChicago Public Schools
CEEB code141310 [1]
PrincipalChad H. Adams
Enrollment731 (2017-18)[5]
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)  Navy Blue
Athletics conferenceChicago Public League[2]
Team nameTigers[2]
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools[3]

Sullivan High School is a public four-year high school located in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the north side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Sullivan is a part of the Chicago Public Schools district. Opened in 1926, the school is named for businessman and Illinois politician Roger Charles Sullivan.


Sullivan opened in 1926 as a junior high school under the Chicago Board of Education's plan creation of junior high schools in Chicago.[6] The school begin serving as a traditional high school when junior high schools in the city were phased out in 1933.[6]

In the 2010s, Sullivan High School has served a large number of refugee students.[7][8] As of 2017, 45% of students were foreign-born and came from 38 different countries.[7] That same year, the school was designated a "newcomer center" by Chicago Public Schools for its programming for refugee and immigrant students.[7]


Sullivan competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). The schools sport teams are nicknamed the Tigers. Sullivan boys' soccer team were regional champions and sectional finalists in 2016 and 2017. Sullivan girls' basketball team were regional champions in 2008–09. The boys' track and field became public league champions in 1938–39.[9] In 1977–78, the school's football team won the Public League championship.[10]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ CollegeBoard: High School Search
  2. ^ a b c "Chicago (Sullivan)". Illinois High School Association (IHSA). 10 November 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Institution Summary for Sullivan High School". AdvancED profile. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Clubs". directory. Roger C. Sullivan High School. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2009.
  5. ^ Chicago Public Schools: Sullivan
  6. ^ a b Baron, Dan (1990). "Sullivan High School: an interim report on Chicago's local school councils". Illinois Issues. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  7. ^ a b c Schukar, Alyssa. "Welcome to Refugee High". Chicago magazine. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  8. ^ Keilman, John. "New documentary highlights refugees' soccer triumph at Chicago's Sullivan High". Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  9. ^ IHSA Chicago (Sullivan)
  10. ^ Fred Mitchell. "Sullivan saves best for last in title drive". Chicago Tribune. November 26, 1978. C3.
  11. ^ a b c "Sullivan, Roger C. Sullivan High School Honor Roll"
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i Meyer-Abbott, Ben (10 November 2009). "Sullivan". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on November 12, 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2009.
  13. ^ "Chicago Man Named Shimer College Head". Chicago Tribune. 1970-06-04. p. A9.
  14. ^ "Dick Marx, "Chicago's Jingle King"". biography. Dick Marx & Associates. Archived from the original on 16 November 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2009. Dick Marx graduated from Sullivan High School whose alumni includes jingle composer Marty Rubenstein.
  15. ^ Isaacs, Deanna (21 December 2006). "Hello, Newman: Legendary publicist Danny Newman has published a star-studded memoir". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 11 November 2009. By the time he graduated from Sullivan High School he was working as a publicist anywhere he could, from Bishop Bernard J. Sheil's Catholic Youth Organization to movie houses that featured the "double whammy" of vaudeville and flicks.
  16. ^ Faye, Marcia, "Art Paul: The art of designing Playboy", iitmagazine (Spring 2009)
  17. ^ Pearson, Rick (17 September 2011). "Former U.S. Sen. Charles Percy dies". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 17 September 2011. Percy attended Sullivan High School in Rogers Park for the first two years and New Trier High School for the last two years. The family had moved to Wilmette in 1935 after the father found temporary employment.

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