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Chicago's East Side Schools
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East Side Schools Introduction

     The East Side community has many schools in its area. The first school to be built on the East Side, was a private school, established in 1874.  It was organized by a Lutheran group, the Colehour German Lutheran Church and had fifteen students, and by 1884, had eighty-six students from fifty-eight families. The first public school on the East Side was opened in 1877 in a small one room building and named in the honor of the towns prominent citizens, M. W. Gallistel. Many other schools were built in the area during that time.  Most of the schools in the area are public, but there are also a few private schools in the area. 

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Chicago's East Side Community.

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