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About This School

Schurz High School is a public high school in Chicago. The principal of Schurz High School is Mr. Daniel M Kramer. 2,360 children attend Schurz High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 12% of the Schurz High School students have "limited English proficiency." 90% of the 2,360 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 93% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Schurz High School is 18:1. Lydia Urban Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Italian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 47%
Hispanic 81% 41%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 73%
Limited English proficiency 12% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 90% 85%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I think this school would be okay if the students knew how to behave other than that this school is good [;

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is bad because the students appearance is HORRIBLE and when the students came out there is police officers there and that's creepy.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a recent alumni that graduated june 2008. This school is an amazing and i recommend anyone and everyone to go to this school. I have had such a wonderful experience. The teachers are great and the students as well. You can join any team club or program and will not be judged discriminated against or be made fun of while there. I was in JROTC and I was never made fun of for being in my green uniform. Many people think that being in JROTC they might be made fun of. Schurz has many wonderful activities and is a great school but because of all the negativity towards the school many cannot enjoy.

  • (6 years ago)

    Schurz really gets a bad rap. It's staff is solid and there are so many things available for students and parents to take advantage of it's amazing. Unfortunately parent involvement is minimal and the students follow with a very apathetic attitude. The students that get involved get a great experience. Well worth the effort. Go BULLDOGS!

  • (8 years ago)

    it is a good school overall with many great programs such as the Academy of Finance

  • (8 years ago)

    Schurz has many prestigious programs including the Academy of Finance. It is a highly underrated school - any child who puts forth his best efforts will succeed here and be helped along by caring faculty and administration.

  • (8 years ago)

    Schurz is a great school - I should know I'm a teacher here. The faculty is dedicated and the students work hard. Our discipline is excellent and the myraid of extracurricular activities offers everything from Finance Club to Italian Club.

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