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Bensenville, IL
Students enrolled: 1,500

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1000 West Green Street
Bensenville, IL 60106

(630) 860-6250
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May 30, 2014
Fenton high school is a terrible school overall. With poor national test scores, and with economic, drug, and alcohol problems staining the majority of students deriving from the bensenville area, not much else could go wrong. Poor values are instilled within the majority of Fenton students, such as the general idea of drugs, partying, and sex over the one and only true answer to their economic problems, education. Their may be a few good seeds sprinkled in, but the success of a few Fenton students can not outweigh the failure to be educated and successful of the majority of Fenton students. The most daunting fact of all is the unbelievably incapacitating willingness of the faculty to let this continue to occur. I would know this as a current student.

- submitted by a community member
February 26, 2014
I recently graduated from Fenton high school. I was so well prepared for college, I actually became a teachers assistant as a freshman at Loyola to help get other students up to speed in math. We had numerous Fenton graduates attend universities such as Northwestern, Stanford, University of Illinois, & Loyola, to name a few. I think the schools overall scores suffer because there is a high percentage of foreign students that are new to the English language. This diversity, however, is excellent in building a students social skills. If your child is driven, he/she will be challenged at Fenton and will be well prepared for college.

- submitted by a community member
December 10, 2009
Fenton High really helped me prep for college, and i think its a great school if a student actually tries in classes, but if a student doesn't really try then they are getting less of an education than they can get out of Fenton High. Overall the School isn't great but its not bad its 'above average'.

- submitted by a student
November 25, 2009
I recently graduated from Fenton High School and believe it to be a solid, educational establishment. The teachers are incredibly amiable, relatable, and professional - and there are definitely many efforts being taken to improve the facility and students' progress. The problem arises in that the student body is very blatantly divided into those that are motivated and crave success, and those that just do the bare minimum and will, unfortunately, not really grow up to do anything productive or great. For those willing to put forth the effort and motivation, such as myself, Fenton proves to be a wondrous high school, with myriad clubs and sports, that can ensure one's successes (I, myself, am currently studying at one of the top universities in the country). Unfortunately, those the group that is unmotivated and negative is definitely a significant downfall to the school.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 16, 2009
Fenton is a wonderful school. Always helpful to all the parents and children. Teacher are great with the children.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
December 03, 2008
Fenton is great it is full of spirit and everyone always gets along and has a good time. Everyone is involved in almost all school activites. :)

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2007
Fenton is a fine school for kids that have their priorities straight before entering high school. They have great teachers, lots of AP classes to choose from. They have academic team ,math team,speech team,sports just like any other school. Many from my graduating class went on to great Universities. But there is also set of student population where education is not the top priority, so definitely not the place for your kids to get their roots.If your kid is focused on learning , they have some caring , dedicated teachers.

- submitted by a former student
May 12, 2006
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- submitted by a student
February 08, 2006
The learning environment at Fenton was very flexible, but also strict when it was needed. The Teachers are very professional and can relate to the students. This school has been on a downslide recently and it is a shame because it was a very good school just a few years back.

- submitted by a former student
September 16, 2005
This school has changed dramatically over the last decade. This school needs to get back to the theory of making the parents resonsible for their childrens progress.

- submitted by a former student
December 23, 2004
I myself graduated from FHS, and I found that I would have also benefited more if there was more parent involvment. The extra curricular activities that Fenton offers do not work around the transportation issues that many students have i.e. having a ride home after the activity. Over all, Fenton is a great acedemic learning establishment.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2003
I have had four children graduate from Fenton. All had numerous opportunities afforded them in the areas of academics, arts and extra-curricula activities. Fenton is also a member of DAOES, which allows the sudents to pursue vocational interests as well. The facility is clean and well maintained. Many improvements have been made for physical education development, including a fitness center, aerobics gym and a new stadium and football field. The school partners with the park district in the use of its facilities as well. My only 'wish' is for more teacher accountability. I am a strong advocate of parental involvement in the schools, and I feel that the educators should take more of an interest in their students, and communicate with the parents. The school makes very clear its expectations of the students. I, too, have expectations of the teachers. Overall, Fenton will provide an excellent opportunity for secondary schooling.

- submitted by a parent

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Fenton High School
1000 West Green Street, Bensenville, IL  60106
(630) 860-6250
Last modified Fenton High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fenton High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top