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Rogers Park’s Sullivan High School Getting ‘Overdue’ $25 Million Facelift, Including New Roof

Chicago Public Schools says the long-planned upgrade to the school will continue until fall 2021.

Sullivan High School in Rogers Park.
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ROGERS PARK — Work is set to begin on a massive renovation of Roger C. Sullivan High School, including replacing a leaky roof and overhauling the science labs and gymnasium.

The $25 million capital improvement project also will go toward the installation of new windows and masonry work to repair historic facade features. Inside the building, science labs will be upgraded and the gym will receive a new scoreboard, backboards and bleachers, said James Gherardi, Chicago Public Schools press secretary.

Sullivan, 6631 N. Bosworth Ave., will also be repainted and receive new plaster, Gherardi said.

CPS’s contractor is scheduled to start bringing construction equipment to the school this week, Ald. Maria Hadden (49th) said in a note to constituents. She called the work at the community high school “overdue.”

“This project will help continue to build pride in our neighborhood schools while providing students with the shelter they need to be successful once they return to school,” Hadden said.

Gherardi said the project is starting as previously scheduled and was not moved up after the building was closed to students and teachers.

Work is scheduled to continue until fall 2021.

Sullivan opened in 1923 and has historically welcomed an immigrant and refugee student body. The school has 642 students and is 90 percent low income.

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