After more than a decade of poor test performance, Austin Community Academy High School on Chicago's West Side school is closing this year. Three smaller schools will take over the campus. The once vibrant school has been an education center in the area for more than 100 years. After the western suburb of Austin was annexed into Chicago in 1899, the school's enrollment, then at 300, saw lightning-fast growth. By 1931, more than 5,000 students were enrolled.