Principal's Message

By Mr. Douglas J. Wildes, Elmwood Park High School Principal

Douglas Wildes photo

Dear Tiger Students and Families,

We want to welcome everyone back to Elmwood Park High School for the 2022-23 school year.

We are extremely proud to prepare our graduating Class of 2023 for their final year of formal education within Elmwood Park Community Unit District 401, eager for the incoming Class of 2026 to begin their high school experiences, and thrilled for the rest of the student body to join us in the building starting Wednesday, Aug. 31. Personally, I am also eager to begin my sixth year as the building principal at EPHS.

Every year, our number one priority at EPHS is to provide for each student and family the most challenging, inspiring and well-rounded educational experience possible.

To do this, we offer our students more than 190 academic courses, 17 IHSA sports, 30 extracurricular clubs and a full array of additional academic, social and emotional supports to make their four-year high school experience at EPHS both successful and memorable.

By the time every Tiger graduates, we hope we have mentored our students on what it means to be positive and engaged citizens in our community and have helped prepare them for their college and career pursuits. 

Here are a few updates for the 2022-23 school year:

We are committed to not only providing the best educational experience possible for the students, but we are also dedicated to making sure the high school is looked upon with an extreme sense of pride by the Elmwood Park community. We will continue to build upon the strongly established community ties, celebrate the academic and extracurricular successes of our students and staff, and actively seek ways to improve the building and its grounds.

We are excited to build upon the strong foundation established at Elmwood Park High School over the years and are looking forward to a great 2022-23 school year. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, and ideas you would like to discuss. 

With Tiger Pride,

Mr. Douglas J. Wildes

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