I love oprf its a awesome school very big but thats alright the teachers are awesome and they care! goooooo huskies.
This is a college prep high school that is stronger in liberal arts than math/sciences, though they have college level courses across the curriculum. I would not be surprised if the history department is ranked best in the state - they are that good. While there are some excellent math/science teachers, there are a few duds in each of those departments (as there are in any school). The dedication and quality of teachers is excellent. A student who does well in the honors courses at this school will excel in college. BTW, that prior comment about rowdy halls and lack of discipline is just a perception of that person - my kids do not share that perception. Ask the students. What could be improved? Better parent-teacher communications; early warning system to parents for those students not making the grade. A more forgiving tardy policy that does not require parents to lie.
OPRFHS is dedicated to the student body! This school not only has the goals of academic excellence but to build self-esteem in the students as well. Teachers and faculty are approachable and want your student to achieve his/her best.
When I went to this school the halls were chaotic and untended. Now as my oldest child has begun to consider high schools, I see that little has changed. Drug abuse is rampant among students and the level of responsible faculty mebers is rapidly declining. It takes security guards to keep a bunch of high schoolers in line here.
When my daughter entered college this Fall (a very competitive Eastern School) she was amazed at how much more she learned in High School than her fellow college classmates - the overall education at OPRF and especially the foreign language (Latin), the Art (metalworking), philosophy, geology and astronomy programs were outstanding.
Oak Park and River Forest high school is not just an amazing learning environment, it is a place to build students into succeeding in society. No matter what your interests are, you can find a club or organization to get involved in and if they don't have it you can start it. Also has a diverse teaching staff and diverse student body. No matter what learning ability you are, you can find a place in this school.
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