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Memorial Park History 1

Memorial Park Middle School is named for the neighborhood in which it is located. It is part of the district’s arts magnet program, serving students in sixth through eighth grades. The arts magnet program began in 1979 at Memorial Park as well as Whitney Young Elementary School. In 1981, the program expanded to Weisser Park Elementary. Like Young and Weisser Park, Memorial Park offers students enrichment in music, art, foreign language, choir, speech and drama.

Memorial Park has an Ambassador Program that helps students learn to assist their school and community through responsible leadership. Each year, a team of Memorial Park students participates in eCYBERMISSION, a U.S. Army-sponsored, free, web-based, science, math and technology competition that allows students in grades six through nine to compete for regional and national awards while working to solve problems in their community. Students from Memorial Park have won thousands of dollars in savings bonds through the competition. The school was built in 1966, and as one of the district’s seven magnet schools, it does not draw its students from a geographic area. Students attending Memorial Park Middle School come from Weisser Park Elementary and feed into South Side High School. The school is located in the Board of School Trustees District 4.

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