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Carl Schurz High School
  • "A Block Long and World-Wide" reflects the diversity which is one of Schurz' many strengths. Schurz has a significant number of recent immigrants. - The American-born students at Schurz are predominantly of Hispanic heritage, with a significant percentage of African-Americans. From this diversity Schurz develops its award-winning programs including its Automotive Technology Academy, Music Academy, Finance Academy and World Language Academy. Schurz is now the third largest high school in Illinois with more than 2,500 students.