Young Magnet High School

Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, locally known simply as Whitney Young, is a public magnet high school and middle school located in the Near West Side neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Whitney Young is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district.

Whitney Young opened on September 3, 1975 as the city's first public magnet high school. The school is named after Whitney Moore Young Jr., a prominent African-American civil rights leader.

The vision of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School is to create a positive, diverse, friendly, and challenging learning community where students grow toward fulfilling their potential in academic, artistic, physical, and socio-emotional dimensions. We value the uniqueness of each student and prepare our graduates both to succeed in their own lives and to make positive contributions to society.

The school's mission is to provide a college preparatory academic program that challenges all students to reach their maximum potential. It will provide an environment of excellence, responsibility, and diversity that fosters intellectual, social, and technological skills accomplished through professional development, structured learning experiences and parental support.

Located in a contemporary facility just north of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Whitney M. Young Magnet High School (WY) has a tradition of academic excellence and ethnic and cultural diversity. 

The Young Magnet High School is a Public university located in Chicago.
The Young Magnet High School was founded in 1970.
The current president of Young Magnet High School is Joyce Dorsey Kenner.

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