Award Year: 2019

William Fremd High School

1000 S Quentin Rd
Palatine, IL, 60067-7018

(847) 755-2610

Mr. Kurt Tenopir, Principal at time of Nomination

Township High School District 211

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William Fremd High School serves the educational needs of the community, inspiring all students to successfully contribute to the world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 54%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Asian: 32%
  • Two or more races: 3%
Fremd High School prepares students for post-secondary success.

Fremd High School prepares students for post-secondary success.

William Fremd High School, one of five comprehensive high schools in Township High School District 211, opened its doors in 1961. Serving several suburban communities, including Palatine, Inverness, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, and Rolling Meadows, Fremd High School has a long tradition of excellence.

Fremd High School aims to provide all students with an opportunity for post-secondary success. Over the last five years, Fremd High School has made tremendous strides in eliminating the opportunity gap in many key areas, including graduation rate, student discipline, and AP and dual credit enrollment. The school has aligned its curriculum to pave the way for more students to become college ready, as well as to provide courses and training in growing career fields like computer science and manufacturing.

The staff at Fremd High School is talented and caring. The school is home to two Illinois Teachers of the Year, as well as many finalists for this honor. The faculty has fostered an environment of high expectations and achievement, and they share great pride in developing students' emotional well-being.

Fremd High School is buoyed by a supportive, involved community. Parents actively participate in school events, and they maintain positive relationships with the faculty and administration. The school also boasts strong partnerships with area businesses that have opened the door for internships and other valuable educational experiences for students.

Above all, students are at the heart of William Fremd High School's success. Full of motivation, empathy, compassion, and talent, students are the driving force behind the school's history of excellence.