William H. Wells Community Academy High School (commonly known as Wells High School) is public 4-year high school located in the West Town neighborhood on the Near Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is part of the Chicago Public Schools system. Wells serves grades 9 through 12. Wells is named after former superintendent of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) William Harvey Wells.HistoryWells was established in William Harvey Wells's honor approximately a year after his death in 1886. The current building opened in 1935 on the site of the original school with extra ground at the north. Originally, the city of Chicago planned for Wells to open as a junior high school in 1930; construction of the school was delayed. In October 2013, Rituparna Raichoudhuri was named as Principal of Wells Community Academy, succeeding Ernesto Matias. Ms. Raichoudhuri served as resident principal at Wells during the 2012-2013 school year, and previously served in the Office of Performance Management at CPS, and as a teacher in California.Small schoolsWells is divided into 5 Smaller Learning Communities: Freshmen AcademyLaw & Public Safety Academy (LPSA)Logistics AcademyChicago Urban Teachers AcademyTeraU ProgramAthleticsWells competes in the Chicago Public League (CPL) and is a member of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). The boys' basketball team won the public league championship in 1937. The boys' soccer team were regional champions in 2009, and the girls' team were regional champions in 2012.
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