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 Assistant Principal
|Ms. Christina Heinen*
(through Feb. 20, 2023)
Ms. Agnes Stankiewicz*
(Feb. 21 to June 30, 2023)
Dean of Students | A-L
|Dr. James Letsos||
Dean of Students | M-Z
|Ms. Agnes Stankiewicz**||
|Mr. Doug Noyes||
*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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ISS Supervisor Thomas Lentine (email@example.com) 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.
|Ms. Joanna Acosta||
Athletic Director's Secretary
Position to be filled
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.
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday
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.
► OPTION 1: PHONE OR EMAIL
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 firstname.lastname@example.org before 9 a.m. on the day of the absence.
Parents/guardians should leave the following information:
- Student name and year in school (please spell your child's last name).
- Student ID number.
- Date of absence.
- Reason for absence, and the name and daytime phone number of the parent.
► OPTION 2: POWERSCHOOL
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.
Start of Classes
|Early Release||Start of Classes||Dismissal|
|Mondays||7:40 a.m.||1:53 p.m.|
The information below is based primarily on data found in Elmwood Park High School's most recent Illinois Report Card, which covered the 2020-21 school year. All enrollment figures listed below were final for 2021-22 as of May 26, 2022.
► Summative Designation: The 2021 Illinois Report Card did not calculate summative designations for schools or districts.
► Grades: 9-12
► Students: 961*
- 250 in grade 9
- 243 in grade 10
- 224 in grade 11
- 236 in grade 12
- An additional eight students were enrolled in our post-12th grade transition program.
*All enrollment figures were final for 2021-22 as of May 26, 2022.
► Total Faculty & Staff: 110*
*This figure is for 2021-22 and covers grades 9-12 and post-12th grade transition.
► Average Class Size
- EPHS: 24 students
- District: 24 students
- State: 20 students
► Graduation Rate (four year)
- EPHS: 79.9 percent
- State Average: 86 percent
► Graduation Rate (five year)
- EPHS: 87 percent
- State Average: 89.3 percent
► Graduation Rate (six year)
- EPHS: 93.1 percent
- State Average: 89.1 percent
► Freshmen on Track to Graduate
- EPHS: 78.5 percent
- State Average: 82.2 percent
► Students Taking Early College Courses
- Grade 9: 85 students (35%)
- Grade 10: 91 students (37%)
- Grade 11: 123 students (48.2%)
- Grade 12: 105 students (47.1%)
- Total: 404 students (41.8%)
► Students Taking One or More AP Courses
- Grade 9: 85 students
- Grade 10: 90 students
- Grade 11: 118 students
- Grade 12: 95 students
- Total: 388 students
► Students Taking One or More Dual-Credit Courses
- Grade 11: 11 students
- Grade 12: 23 students
- Total: 34 students
► Postsecondary Enrollment*
*Percentage of students in a two- or four-year college within 12 months of graduation.
- EPHS: 74 percent
- State Average: 69 percent
► Postsecondary Enrollment*
*Percentage of students in a two- or four-year college within 16 months of graduation.
- EPHS: 75 percent
- State Average: 69 percent
► Community College Remediation*
*Percentage of students now in Illinois community colleges taking remedial courses.
- EPHS: 60 percent
- State Average: 39 percent
► Teacher Retention: 87.6 percent
► School Fee: $350
► Senior Graduation Fee: $60
► Sports Teams (Boys): Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
► Sports Teams (Girls): Basketball, Cross Country, Competitive Cheer, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball
► Cheer Teams: Fall Cheerleading, Winter Cheerleading
► Athletic Conference: Metro Suburban Conference
► Student Racial/Ethnic Diversity
- Hispanic: 57 percent
- White: 36.3 percent
- Asian: 2.8 percent
- Black: 2.3 percent
- Two or More Races: 1.1 percent
- American Indian: 0.4 percent
- Pacific Islander: 0.1 percent
► Low-Income Students: 44.2 percent*
*Percentage of students at this school who are eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunches, live in substitute care or whose families receive public aid.
► Homeless Students: 0.1 percent*
*Percentage of students at this school who do not have permanent or adequate homes.
► Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs): 11 percent*
*Percentage of students at this school who receive special education and related services in accordance with their IEPs.
► English Learners: 9.1 percent*
*Percentage of students at this school whose primary language is not English.
► Student Attendance: 89.5 percent*
*Average daily attendance at this school.
► Chronically Truant Students: 28 percent*
*Percentage of students who miss 5 percent of school days per year without a valid excuse.
► Chronic Absenteeism: 30 percent*
*Percentage of students at this school who miss 10 percent of school days per year.
► Dropout Rate: 2.4 percent*
*Percentage of students removed from local enrollment roster before end of a school term.
► SAT | Results from Spring 2021 Testing
NOTE: The SAT is the state assessment tool for ELA and math readiness in grades 9-12.
- EPHS ELA Proficiency: 28 percent meet or exceed standards
- EPHS Math Proficiency: 25 percent meet or exceed standards
- District ELA Proficiency: 28 percent meet or exceed standards
- District Math Proficiency: 25 percent meet or exceed standards
- State ELA Proficiency: Data not available
- State Math Proficiency: Data not available