Cooley High: Chicago 60610 

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Three teens share their experiences with love, education, gangs, and violence. A story based on true accounts from alumni of Cooley High and public record.

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Three teens share their experiences with love, education, gangs, and violence. A story based on true accounts from alumni of Cooley High and public record.

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A soulfully fun journey and a gang of problems

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Edwin Gilbert Cooley Vocational High School was a public 4-year vocational high school and middle school located in the Old Town neighborhood on the Near North Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Address: Chicago, IL 60610 Ceased operations: 1979 District: Chicago Public Schools Founded: 1958 Colors: Orange, Black

In 1975, the Board of Education decided to phase out Cooley due to its low academic performance, the poor condition of the building and the lack of vocational programs. The school was closed after the 1978-79 school year and demolished in February 1980.

On September 22, 1969, 17-year old junior Johnnie Veal was attacked in the school's basement, resulting in his throat being slashed. The attack was prompted by his switch in street gang affiliation the previous day. Veal was found around 11:30 a.m. by the school's security guard. He survived the attack Dr. Edward C. Bennett served as principal of the school from August 1970 until it was closed in June 1979

Notable alumni Jerry Butler (Washburne; class of 1957) - R&B singer-songwriter, commissioner (Cook County, Illinois) Eric Monte, (attended) - screenwriter Marvin Yancy, (class of 1968) - Gospel singer-songwriter, pastor and former husband of Natalie Cole See more »

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