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Argo High School Opens New Performing Arts Center

SUMMIT, IL — Members of the Argo Community High School District 217 Board of Education, faculty and elected officials joined Richard and Sharon Portillo as the ribbon was cut on the Richard and Sharon ... read more

Newly-named school leader wants to boost achievement

The couple has family in both the Philippines and stateside. Childs said his first principalship was at Argo Community High School in Summit, Illinois, with 1,600 students. It had 20 percent African-A... read more

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Argo Community High School Awarded the U.S. News and World "Bronze Medal" as One of the Top High Schools in the Nation! Summit, IL - U.S. News and World Report has issued a "Bronze Medal" to Argo Comm... read more

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Emmett Till’s Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

She was the fourth black student ever to graduate from Argo Community High School, a predominantly white school in Chicago, and she was the first black student to make “A” Honor Roll in the school. Sh... read more


Dick Portillo gives $1 million to alma mater

An architect's rendering of a performing-arts center helped persuade Richard Portillo, founder of Portillo's Hot Dogs, and his wife, Sharon, to pledge $1 million to Argo Community High School in subur... read more

Suburban coaches accused of getting drunk, belligerent at bar; No longer employed

Earlier this week Argo Community High School District 217 took action at their monthly board meeting and made the decision to terminate Linton. Pelkowski has since resigned. Linton was a standout athl... read more

Illinois Ditches Common Core Tests for High Schoolers

The state tests have drawn opposition from families who questioned the amount of testing at school -- part of a national movement that has prompted some states to stop using the PARCC exams, which are ... read more

School district receives 44 applications

Kevin O'Mara, superintendent of Argo Community High School in Illinois. Christiana Otuwa, deputy superintendent of teaching and learning in Rochester, New York. Carlos Perez, director of school qualit... read more

Argo alumni rail against new logo

For decades, a tall ship sailing the high seas has been the proud logo of Summit's Argo Community High School, home of the Argonauts. But now a vocal group of alumni fear their beloved ship could be s... read more

High profile: Students from Argo Community High School in...

High profile: Students from Argo Community High School in Summit appeared on ABC's "Nightline" in mid-March. The show featured a frank discussion of AIDS by Rae Lewis-Thornton, a Chicago-area native w... read more



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