Noble Celebrates Opening of Exelon Gymnasium in West Humboldt Park

 Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - EducationThe Noble Network of Charter Schools celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday morning to officially open the Exelon Gymnasium. Located at the Rowe-Clark Math and Science Academy , a campus of the Noble Network of Charter Schools in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park community, the gym provides a safe haven for students and a much-needed athletic facility for the 6,500 public high school students at Noble.

United States Senator Richard Durbin, Senate President John Cullerton, State Senator Annazette Collins, State Representative Derrick Smith, Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr. and Jean-Claude Brizard, CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, all joined the celebration. The gymnasium was made possible through a public-private partnership between the Exelon Corporation, the State of Illinois , and private contributions from the Rowe and Clark families. Rowe-Clark Math & Science Academy is ranked No. 9 out of all 116 open-enrollment public high schools in Chicago based on ACT scores. The campus serves almost 600 students – a student body that is comprised of 91 percent low-income and 99 percent minority students.

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