Welcome to Fremd High School
The staff and administration of William Fremd High School welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year. Each year presents an opportunity for our Viking community to provide students extraordinary opportunities, innovative teaching, and exceptional learning experiences.
Fremd High School's students, staff, and parents are committed to academic excellence and support one another during times of triumph and adversity. We depend on our entire school community to work together to ensure a successful educational experience for our students.
After the Second World War, the population of Palatine had outgrown the capacity of Palatine High School, and a second facility was needed to handle the additional students. In 1961, Palatine High School South opened at the intersection of Quentin Road and Illinois Street. Originally, PHS South served only freshmen and sophomores, with juniors and seniors attending Palatine High School. After three years, the two schools both became four year high schools, and PHS South was renamed in honor of William Fremd, who served on local school boards for over four decades. Fremd High School had its first graduation in 1968.
Over the next four decades, the school progressively grew, adding to both the curriculum and the building as the area’s population burgeoned and science and technology advanced. Today, in the 21st Century, Fremd High School hosts nearly 3,000 students and has a faculty of over 200 teachers. FHS has received countless awards, honors, and recognition for its excellence in academics, athletics, and the fine arts.
William Fremd High School, in partnership with the community, dedicates itself to challenge and inspire all students toward academic excellence, positive social development and mutual respect. Our goal is for all students to meet their highest level of achievement as determined by appropriate and meaningful evaluation. We commit ourselves to a comprehensive system of support to ensure student growth.
Academic Rigor – Our District values engaging curriculum built upon high-quality educational experiences to develop critical thinking.
Accountability – Our District values the charge of providing thorough and accurate information with all shared stakeholders.
Communication – Our District values an open exchange of information and perspectives.
Compassion, Dignity, & Respect – Our District values and honors the strengths and diversity of all individuals.
Education and Learning – Our District values the continuous pursuit of knowledge, preparation and readiness to pursue future endeavors.
Efficiency – Our District values systemic measures and practices to optimize the community’s resources throughout the organization.
Financial Integrity – Our District values strong fiscal management and reporting practices to ensure the highest degree of financial stewardship.
Innovation – Our District values continuous improvement to advance educational and operational practices.
Opportunity – Our District values fostering a comprehensive array of enrichment experiences to support all aspects of student development.
Safety – Our District values safeguarding the welfare of all by providing a positive and respectful environment.
Wellness – Our District values cultivating the healthy physical, social and emotional well-being of all.
William Fremd High School is accredited by the North Central Association and is a recipient of the United States Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence award.