Fenger High School
11220 S. Wallace Street


Coordinates41°41′23″N 87°38′19″W / 41.6897°N 87.6386°W / 41.6897; -87.6386
School typePublic Secondary
CEEB code140745[1]
PrincipalMescha Lammy[2]
Enrollment265[3] (2015–16)
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)  Red
Athletics conferenceChicago Public League
Team nameTitans
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools[5]

Fenger Academy High School is a public 4–year high school located in the Roseland neighborhood on the far south side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Fenger is a part of the Chicago Public Schools district. The school is named for Danish surgeon Christian Fenger. Fenger opened in 1893. Fenger, along with its former principal Elizabeth Dozier and numerous staff and students was featured prominently in the 2014 CNN documentary series Chicagoland.[7]


When it opened in 1893, Fenger was known as Curtis School. The Chicago Board of Education renamed the school in 1915 in honor of a well-known Danish surgeon, Christian Fenger. The current Fenger building was constructed between 1924 and completed in 1926.[8]


Fenger competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). The school sport teams are stylized as the Titans. The boys' baseball team won an Illinois state title and placed first in 1945–46 and were public league champions four times; 1945–46, 1951–52, 1970, 1985–86. Fenger football team won Chicago prep bowls titles four times; 1937–38, 1939–40, 1944–45, 1953–54.[8] The boys' golf team were public league champions two times; 1970–71, 1972–73. Fenger girls' basketball team were regional champions in 2012–13.

Notable alumni

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  1. ^ "High School Code Search". College Board. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Administration". Directory. Fenger HS. 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Chicago Public Schools: Fenger". Chicago Public Schools. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  4. ^ "IHSA Chicago (Fenger)". Illinois High School Association. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Institution Summary for Fenger High School". AdvancED profile. North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  6. ^ 1976 Fenger Academy High School Yearbook
  7. ^ Brown, Mark (14 March 2014). "Show of strength no act for Fenger principal". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on 20 June 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  8. ^ a b c d David Southwell. "Championship Spirit Alive, Well". Chicago Sun-Times. September 9, 1992. 83.
  9. ^ '1940 Fenger High School (Chicago) Yearbook
  10. ^ a b "Fenger at a glance". Chicago Sun-Times. September 9, 1992. 83.
  11. ^ "Caruso's theme— austerity". Newspapers.com. Chicago Tribune. 14 Dec 1979. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  12. ^ "Larry Flash Jenkins ("The White Shadow")".
  13. ^ Leslie A. Heaphy, Mel Anthony May. Encyclopedia of Women and Baseball. McFarland & Co., 2006. 87.