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.

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 the most recent edition of the annual Illinois Report Cards, which covered the 2018-19 school year, we received a summative designation of Commendable School. During that school year, we had an enrollment of 952 students, with an average class size of 25.

We are fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Illinois State Board of Education. In its 2020 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 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.


Address and Map


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



Administration


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.

Title

Name

Phone

Principal

Mr. Douglas Wildes

708-452-7272

Assistant Principal

Mr. Bernhard Walke

708-452-7272

Dean of Students | Grades 9-10

Ms. Leanne Hightower

708-452-7272

Dean of Students | Grades 11-12

Mr. David Parolin

708-452-7272

Athletic Director

Mr. Doug Noyes

708-452-7272


Office Staff


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. 

Title

Name

Phone

Principal’s Secretary

Ms. Gina Locascio

ext. 6214

Deans' Secretary

Ms. Dina Koutroumanes

ext. 6215

Athletic Director's Secretary

Ms. Felicia Mirabile

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.

Phone

Fax

General Email

Office Hours

708-452-7272

708-452-0732
(Main Office)

708-452-0451
(Athletic Office)

ephsinfo@epcusd401.org

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


Absences and School Closings


To report an absence:

► Call the EPHS Attendance Line Voicemail at 708-583-6400 or 708-452-7272 ext. 7131 before 9 a.m. the day of the absence.

For school closing information:

► Call 708-452-7272 and use extension 8.


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

Dismissal

Mondays-Fridays

7:50 a.m.

3 p.m.


Fast Facts