FACTS ABOUT CHICAGO ST. PIUS V COMMERCIAL HIGH SCHOOL
Year opened as 1-yr school: 1894
Became a 2-yr school:
Closed for good: 1969
Memories and Information About St. Pius High School
From Marjorie Noga:
"This building is still standing at Cullerton and Ashland. In the last 50 or so years it has been a high
school or grade school or closed as funding and/or community needs dictated. The building currently serves as a grade school.
The principal's name was Nancy Cullinan in 2007. She went to St. Mary's HS at Damen & Grenshaw. She would have been class of 1969. This is a Dominican parish. It was my parish growing up."
From Mary Delgado (class of 1968):
"Hello, I'm writing to let you know that both my sister and I graduated from
St. Pius High School: Virginia Delgado and Mary Ellen Delgado. We went on to have successful careers, and I am grateful for
what I learned and the skills I acquired. This was in the '60s, and from reading your article, it sounds like the school closed
the year after I graduated. My family was well-known in the area; we lived on Blue Island Avenue.
"If you have more resources than I do, I'd love to contact some of the students in our class - it was small, probably
25 girls in each the first year and second year classes. I searched for a Facebook page for the school and could not
find one, so I'd like to start one and invite former students to join.
"I only remember the names of two of the primary instructors: typing was Sister Carla Jean (or Sister Jean Carla?),
and shortnad was Mrs. Reidy. There was a very handsome young priest who would come speak to us occasionally."
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