Whitney M. Young Magnet Hight School is located in Chicago, IL.
Was the state’s 4A Champion in 2014, is ranked in the top 10 Illinois high school teams in the 2016-2017 preseason rankings. Notable alumni include top player in the country, Jahlil Okafor, #3 in the NBA draft playing with the Philadelphia 76ers. Brimming with young talent, coach Tyrone Slaughter has an outstanding foundation of youth that is ready to shine and surprise, starting with 6’1 junior Xavier Castaneda, one of the top point guards in the state. 6’4 junior shooter Justin Boyd, and 6’5 senior Lucas Williamson will step up now with bigger opportunities. Other contributors include: Craig Beaudion, a 6’4 guard; Jake Kosakowski, a 6’5 junior; and 6’6 senior Justin Stovall. A transfer from Seton includes Javon Freeman, a 6’3 guard.
- Head Coach: Tyrone Slaughter
- Assistant Coaches: Justin Bowen, Brandon Bright, David Howard, Jonathan James, Julian Kenner
- Managers: Isaiah Holmes, Brendan Foster, William Rosado, Keyshawn Aytch
- Principal: Dr. Joyce Kenner
- Athletic Director: Christopher Cassidy
- Strength & Conditioning Coach:
- Mascot: Dolphins
- Location: Chicago, Illinois
- Colors: Orange/Navy
- Website: wyoung.org
Whitney M. Young Magnet High School (Whitney Young) is a public 4 year magnet high school located in the Near West Side neighborhood in Chicago. It is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district and has some 2,100 students. Whitney Young opened in September 1975 as the city’s first public magnet high school. The school, named after Whitney Moore Young Jr., a prominent civil rights leader, consistently scores among the top high schools in the state of Illinois. Admission is based on entrance exam performance, standardized test scores, and elementary school grades, and is open to all residents of Chicago. The school’s mission is to provide a college preparatory academic program that challenges all students to reach their maximum intellectual, social, and technological potential by creating an environment of excellence, responsibility, and diversity through professional development, structured learning experiences and parental support.
The school also has an extensive program of extracurricular activities, including media and theater, as well as math, chess, and debate teams that compete state-wide and nationally, and groups that engage in an array of other academic subjects. Whitney Young has 52 athletic teams in 12 different sports. The boys’ basketball team won the Illinois High School Association state championships in 1998, 2009, and 2014. The girls’ basketball team won the state championship in 2008, 2012 and 2014.