Steinmetz College Prep
3030 N. Mobile Avenue


Coordinates41°56′08″N 87°47′03″W / 41.9356°N 87.7841°W / 41.9356; -87.7841
School typePublic secondary
School districtChicago Public Schools
PrincipalJaime G. Jaramillo Jr.
Enrollment1,509 (2015–16)[1]
Campus typeUrban
Color(s)  Green
Athletics conferenceChicago Public League
Team nameStreaks
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Steinmetz College Prep (also known as Steinmetz High School or Steinmetz Academic Centre) is a public 4–year high school located in the Belmont Cragin community area on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois. Steinmetz is a part of the Chicago Public Schools district. The school is named for the German-American mathematician and electrical engineer Charles Proteus Steinmetz. The school opened in 1934. Steinmetz is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme school. The school has an active Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC).


In 1995 the school had 2,237 students, with around equal numbers of black, Hispanic/Latino, and white students, making it the sixth-largest high school in Chicago.[2]

In 2016, 22 Steinmetz students participated in the Kakehashi Cultural Exchange Program trip to Japan. The award-winning 2010 documentary Louder Than a Bomb (film) features the Steinmetz team competing in and winning the 2008 Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam. The 2000 television movie Cheaters is based on a 1995 Academic Decathlon scandal that involved the school. Parts of the movie were filmed (without permission) at Steinmetz.[3]


Steinmetz competes in the Chicago Public League and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Steinmetz sport teams are nicknamed the Silver Streaks.[4] The boys' baseball team were Public League champions during the 1974 –75 season. The boys' cross country team were Public League champions in the 1949–50 and 1991–92 seasons.[5]

Notable alumni

More notable alumni are featured each month on the Steinmetz Alumni Association website's[9] Alumni Spotlight feature.[10]


  1. ^ Chicago Public Schools: Steinmetz
  2. ^ Hanson, Cynthia. "The Big Cheat." Chicago. September 1995. p. 74-77, 117-122. Cited: p. 78-79.
  3. ^ Phil Rosenthal. "Cheaters' tale". Chicago Sun-Times. 26 January 2000.
  4. ^ "School Directory | IHSA".
  5. ^ IHSA Chicago (Steinmetz)
  6. ^ Warmbir, Steve; Robert C. Herguth (September 19, 2004). "Payback Time // Outfit insider is talking, potentially closing the book on 18 hits". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 20.
  7. ^ "Hugh Hefner's Chicago: The Neighborhoods That Helped Make The Man". DNAinfo. September 28, 2017. Archived from the original on December 27, 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  8. ^ "Ray Soden, 1924-2012 – Chicago Tribune". Chicago Tribune.
  9. ^ Steinmetz Alumni Association website
  10. ^ Alumni Spotlight