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 South Chicago Schools
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 South Chicago Schools
Bowen High School
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South Chicago Schools

       Neighborhood schools are among the most important social institutions in any community.  In most Chicago neighborhoods there were public schools and private, mostly Catholic, parochial schools.  South Chicago was no exception.  The public schools served as a means of assimilating different ethnic groups into the American culture.  Many of the private schools were organized along ethnic lines and provided a comfortable setting for students who often did not speak English. 

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 South Chicago Schools.

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