At a Glance | EPHS

Elmwood Park High School provides a comprehensive, standards-based public education to students in grades 9-12 as part of Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401.

Our school, which opened in 1954, is located in Elmwood Park, Ill., a Near West suburb of Chicago with a population of about 25,000. Our nickname is the Tigers, and our school colors are black and gold. We are District 401's only high school.

Our final total enrollment for 2021-22 was 961 students.*

  • 9th Grade: 250
  • 10th Grade: 243
  • 11th Grade: 224
  • 12th Grade: 236
  • Another eight students were enrolled in our post-12th grade transition program.

*PLEASE NOTE: All enrollment figures were final for 2021-22 as of May 26, 2022.

EPHS provides core, honors, Advanced Placement and dual-credit academic programming, organized within the framework of our College & Career Pathways program. We also support instruction for students with IEP, English Learner, 504 and other special needs.

In its most recent rankings, U.S. News again listed us as one of the nation's Best High Schools.

Elmwood Park High School's Mission Statement

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 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.

Address and Map

Elmwood Park High School, 8201 W. Fullerton Ave., Elmwood Park, IL 60707

Administration | EPHS Phone: (708) 452-7272

If you would like to email any of the individuals listed below, please click the name of the person you want to reach. The main office phone number is 708-452-7272.




Interim Principal

Ms. Stephanie Dornan*

ext. 6211

Interim Assistant Principal

Ms. Christina Heinen*
(through Feb. 20, 2023)
Ms. Agnes Stankiewicz*
(Feb. 21 to June 30, 2023)

ext. 6212

Dean of Students | A-L

Dr. James Letsos

ext. 6217

Dean of Students | M-Z

Ms. Agnes Stankiewicz**

ext. 6216

Athletic Director

Mr. Doug Noyes

ext. 5468

*PLEASE NOTE: Assistant Principal Stephanie Dornan will serve as interim principal through June 30, 2023. The position of interim assistant principal was filled by English Department Curriculum Leader Christina Heinen through Feb. 20, 2023, and will be filled by Dean of Students Agnes Stankiewicz from Feb. 21 to June 30, 2023.

**PLEASE NOTE: Ms. Stankiewicz's position as dean was filled jointly by Social Studies Department Curriculum Leader Anthony Sylvester ( and ISS Supervisor Thomas Lentine ( through Feb. 20, 2023, and then will be filled by Mr. Lentine full time from Feb. 21 to June 9, 2023.

Office Staff | EPHS Phone: (708) 452-7272

To email any of the individuals listed below, please click the name of the person you want to reach. The main office phone number is 708-452-7272. 




Principal’s Secretary

Ms. Erica Guillen

ext. 6214

Deans' Secretary

Ms. Joanna Acosta

ext. 6215

Athletic Director's Secretary

Position to be filled

ext. 5468

Attendance Clerk

Ms. Monica Sarno

ext. 6202

Main Office Contact Information

If you want to reach us by email, please use the general information email address listed below, or send your message to the appropriate individual listed elsewhere on this page.



General Email

Office Hours


(Main Office)

(Athletic Office)

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday
(EPHS office is open year round)

Reporting Absences

Each day a student is absent from school, the absence must be reported to the EPHS attendance clerk. To do this, parents/guardians have two options:

  • OPTION 1 — Contact the attendance clerk by phone or email. 
  • OPTION 2 (new) — Submit an absence form via PowerSchool's parent portal or app.

Please scroll down for information about each option.


To report an absence by phone or email:

  • If calling, use the attendance voicemail at 708-583-6400 before 9 a.m. on the day of the absence.
  • If emailing, use before 9 a.m. on the day of the absence.

Parents/guardians should leave the following information:

  1. Student name and year in school (please spell your child's last name).
  2. Student ID number.
  3. Date of absence.
  4. Reason for absence, and the name and daytime phone number of the parent.


To report an absence via PowerSchool's parent portal or app, follow the directions in this video:

As noted above, a parent or legal guardian is required to contact the EPHS attendance clerk every day the student is absent from school. If the contact is not received before 9 a.m. on the day of the absence, the absence will be considered unexcused.

When In-Person Instruction Is Not Possible

When weather conditions become too severe for in-person instruction, remote learning days will be used in lieu of canceling school.

With this in mind, families are advised to make it a habit for their students to bring their Chromebooks home every night.

In the event of a remote learning day due to severe weather or other emergency, we will post notifications to students, parents, employees and community via multiple media sources.

If You Visit EPHS

All visitors to Elmwood Park High School during hours when students are present must sign in and out at the security desk and obtain a visitor’s badge.

School-age visitors are not permitted during school hours.

School Hours

Regular Start

Start of Classes



7:40 a.m.

2:53 p.m.

Early Release Start of Classes Dismissal
Mondays 7:40 a.m. 1:53 p.m.

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