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05-04-2012, 08:37 AM
George Westinghouse College Prep

FACTS
Grade 9-12
Students ~ 275
Zone: West/Central/South
Principal: Joyce Dorsey Kenner
Opened: 1960

RESOURCES
George Westinghouse College Prep Web Site (http://newwestinghouse.org/) News and Announcements, Upcoming Events, Weekly Warrior, Videos, etc.
CPS Summary Page for Westinghouse College Prep (http://www.cps.edu/Schools/Pages/school.aspx?id=609693) Overview, Score Card, Progress Reports, Key Dates, etc.
Wikipedia Page for Westinghouse College Prep (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Westinghouse_College_Prep) History, New Facility, Athletics, Notes, etc.

CONTACT
3223 W Franklin Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60624
Phone: (773) 534-6400
Fax: (773) 534-6422

MAPS
Location in Bing Maps (http://binged.it/JYv2lI)
Google Street View (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=George+Westinghouse+College+Prep&hl=en&ll=41.890064,-87.708563&spn=0.00254,0.006539&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=43.799322,107.138672&hq=George+Westinghouse+College+Prep&t=m&z=18&layer=c&cbll=41.890064,-87.708563&panoid=TyCNzER0BF2lB0XjkN6U6A&cbp=12,159.98,,0,-4.5) (I think the new facility is under constructions behind the trees!)
Bing Maps Bird's Eye View (http://binged.it/INkzql) (also construction)


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wide net mom
10-21-2012, 10:54 AM
Corrections and updates to the info above :)

There are about 1200 students at Westinghouse currently. This is the first year with four classes in attendance, as the first graduates will be the class of 2013.

The principal is Dr. Janice Jackson. Joyce Kenner is the principal of Whitney Young.

Westinghouse College Prep (GWCP) opened in 2009 and houses two college prep programs -- selective enrollment and College-to-Careers -- with two separate admissions processes, but that function as one student body in the core courses.

The "old" Westinghouse building is visible on both the Bing and Google links on the west end of the property located at Kedzie and Franklin Blvd. GWCP's new facility is an absolutely gorgeous $110 million building that is still under construction/vacant in the above links at the far east end of the lot. The old building was torn down and is now the football field, tennis courts, etc. and parking lot. The school website newwestinghouse.org (http://newwestinghouse.org) has some great shots of the campus.

Our daughter is a freshman this year and we are very happy with her experience there. She's having a ball and working very hard, with a rigorous course load. No complaints to date. Happy to answer any questions that I can. Go Warriors!

dshalbert
03-22-2013, 12:51 PM
Our grandson was accepted there for tbis fall. Our main concern is his commute. How does your daughter get back and forth to school?

wide net mom
03-23-2013, 09:18 AM
Congratulations to your grandson! We are on the NW side near the Blue Line, so she takes the Blue Line to Logan Square, and picks up the 52 Kedzie bus (although it runs on California this far north) which drops her directly at the corner of the school. It's 30-40 minutes depending on how well the connection goes, but the kids all know how to text for bus & L arrival times. We carpool with some neighborhood families some mornings but it gets complicated with before school activities, so the kids actually prefer to go on their own. Driving has not been an issue either. We are 10 min from Logan Square and then 10 min south to the school. I have not felt threatened in the least at any time of day or night, but I make a point of staying on Kedzie, rather than coming in from the west -- partly due to traffic.
The kids all come home via public trans (alone or as a group) except after dark, when we pick them up or carpool. There are times she gets home before her Lane friends do because of the congestion at Lane. I know the school is trying to work with CTA to actually coordinate service for students to some areas, where the route is heavily traveled. When she was first accepted, she and I did a trial run of the commute, because I wanted to see where it went and who would be traveling "with" her. I saw lots of tired kids and families on their way to school, and some equally tired adults apparently heading to work. I am happy to answer any other questions if you think of them. If my geography isn't helpful, let me know where he would be coming from and I can try get someone else to help you!