Walter Payton College Preparatory High School

Northside College Prep High School was named the top school in Illinois and the #36 college in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2014. (Credit: Facebook)

CPS Officials Defend Diversity Of Selective-Enrollment High Schools

Aldermen grilled Chicago Public Schools officials on Tuesday about declining minority enrollment at some of the most renowned selective-enrollment schools in the city.

07/15/2014

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School Report Card: Payton Scores First Statewide; Hinsdale Central Tops Suburbs

Payton unseated Northside College Prep from the top spot it has held for 12 years. Payton had been No. 2 and No. 3 in previous years.

10/31/2013

Baseball players from Gwendolyn Brooks High School arrive at Chicago Public Schools headquarters (CBS)

Payton, Brooks Players Meet Over Breakfast

Baseball teams from Brooks and Payton high schools shared a meal this morning, meeting for the first time since their game was canceled because Payton players didn’t show up.

05/03/2013

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Brooks, Payton Players To Meet For Breakfast: Report

Baseball players from Brooks and Payton high schools will be face-to-face even before their controversial make-up game next weekend.

05/02/2013

Chicago Public Schools students attending a "Children First" program -- alternative activities for kids during the teachers' strike -- cross a picket line outside Walter Payton College Prep High School on Sept. 10, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Mixed Emotions, Some Confusion For Parents As Strike Begins

Parents of public school students were feeling mixed emotions as they sent kids to half-day programs at scores of Chicago Public Schools sites on Monday during the teachers’ strike, while others were confused when they learned teachers had walked off the job.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2012