Our School


Elmwood Park High School serves approximately 950 students in grades 9-12. Our students must be residents of Elmwood Park, Ill., which is located in the Near West suburbs of Chicago.

Our faculty consists of 70 certified personnel. EPHS has a four-year graduation rate of 85 percent and a six-year graduation rate of 94 percent.

EPHS is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Illinois State Board of Education.


Our Mission


The faculty, staff, administration and Board of Education of Elmwood Park High School are committed to providing a comprehensive high school education which, through its curricular and extracurricular programs, meets the individual and collective interests and needs of its students and prepares them to be productive citizens of a diverse, global and interdependent society.

In particular, this learning community is committed to the flexible teaching and scheduling patterns and resources necessary to stretch each student to the limits of his/her academic and personal potential, and to providing the knowledge, problem solving and personal skills required for post-secondary education, employment, leisure and family life.

Graduates should be grounded in our American heritage of respect for human dignity and optimism regarding their role in improving the quality of life for all people.


Our Academics and Support Services


We provide instruction in the core academic subjects of English, mathematics, science and social studies — including opportunities to take honors and AP courses.

Our students also receive instruction in physical education and health, and they may pursue electives in art, business, foreign language and music. 

Students may also take dual-credit classes from Triton College in almost 20 different subject areas, including automotive technology, criminal justice, engineering technology, fashion merchandising and nursing.

EPHS's support programs include instruction for English Language Learners, assistance for students with reading difficulties, services for special education students and accommodations for Section 504 students.

Our counseling office provides students with individualized guidance on college and career options, and our library offers digital and hard-copy resources for doing research papers and other class projects.


Our Athletics Program


EPHS belongs to the Illinois High School Association, and our interscholastic sports teams compete in the Metro Suburban Conference.

During the fall season the Elmwood Park Tigers participate in cheerleading, boys and girls cross country, football, boys golf, boys soccer, girls tennis and girls volleyball.

During the winter our student-athletes participate in boys and girls basketball, cheerleading, pom-pons and wrestling. 

During the spring season our year ends with baseball, boys soccer, softball, boys tennis, and boys and girls track and field.

Comprehensive coverage of our student-athletes can be found on the EPHS Athletics website.


Our Clubs and Student Activities


Outside of sports, our students have numerous opportunities to develop their extracurricular interests, including the chance to participate in our vibrant music, theater and visual arts programs.

Our many student organizations and activities also include Art Club, Culture Club, DECA (a business club that consistently wins major awards on the state and national levels). Key Club, National Honor Society, Polish Club, Snowball, Student Council, Thespian Club, Varsity Club, Virtual Enterprise International (another award-winning business club) and Yearbook. 


For More Information


We invite you to learn more about our school by contacting us with your questions, downloading our student handbook or visiting the pages listed below.


► EPHS at a Glance


► State Report Cards


► EPHS Informational Flyer


► Graduation Requirements


2017-18 Program of Studies (PDF)


► Philosophy & Goals


► Expectations


► Main Office


► Meet Our Principal


► School Hours


► Bell Schedules


► Breakfast & Lunch Menus


► Closings & Emergencies


► Absences


► Tardies


► 2017-18 School-Year Calendar (PDF)


► 2017-18 School Holidays


► 2017-18 Holidays for 12-Month Staff


► Bus Routes


► Student Parking


► Transcript Requests


► Visiting Our School


► Community Use of School Facilities


► Employment Opportunities