Did you know that "Mom" ranks #1 as the hero for most teens? That's what we found from our national teen writing contest on the concept of heroes. From Lady Gaga to Oprah to Gandhi to their English teacher, over 2,650 students visited our writing contest and hundreds of high school and college students nominated a personal hero by submitting a 500 word essay. At the bottom of this page, you'll also find the national press release which ran on PRNewswire immediately after the contest wrapped up that shares our summary and observations about teens and their heroes.
The land upon which the current school is built was purchased in 1908, and is about two blocks south of an older building which was also Carl Schurz High School (located at 2338 N. 41st Court).  The final site was approved in October 1908, with an estimated US$500,000 construction cost.  Shortly after the school's opening, Carl Schurz's son donated a picture of his father and copies of his father's two published works to the school.  The school was formally dedicated on the evening of 18 November 1910, with a presentation of a bust of the school's namesake.  Able to accommodate 1,400 students, the building included an assembly hall, gymnasium, foundry , forgeroom , a physiographical lab , and lunch room.