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Welcome to the Walter H. Dyett High School Website!

At Walter H. Dyett High School our motto is to "educate" our students in order to "elevate" them to become productive, self-sustaining citizens in their community and society at large.  It is the expectation that each member of the Dyett community reflect excellence in their everyday lives. Our academic curriculum is designed to produce students who are college and career ready.

The Walter H. Dyett High School family guides and empowers all students (including those with disabilities) with the academic, emotional and social foundations necessary to become lifelong learners and positive contributors to their local and global communities. Walter H. Dyett High School (DHS), formerly Dyett Academic Center, opened in 1972 as an elementary school, and recently became a CPS high school located in the economically and culturally diverse neighborhood of Washington Park on the South Side.

In 1999, Dyett transitioned out of its longstanding role in the community as a middle/elementary school into a high school in order to better service the area. The year 2007 marked the school’s first year of serving only high school students, grades 9-12. As the school transitions, the administration and staff seek to ground DHS in educational and social excellence. Students are often drawn by DHS's relatively small size and commitment to discipline.