Barack Obama College Preparatory High School to open in Chicago in 2017

April 24, 2014 2:55:10 PM PDT
Barack Obama College Preparatory High School, a new selective enrollment high school, will open in Chicago for the 2017-18 school year.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced the plans Thursday.

The school will open in the fall of 2017 with a freshman class of 300. It will ultimately enroll 1,200 students.

The new school will be built on Chicago Park District property near Skinner North Classical School on the Near North Side.

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