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About This School

Fenton High School is a public high school in Bensenville. The principal of Fenton High School is Mr. Todd Leden. 1,499 children attend Fenton High School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Fenton High School students have "limited English proficiency." 24% of the 1,499 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 46% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fenton High School is 15:1. West Leyden High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 47% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 41% 46%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.07% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 0%
Limited English proficiency 6% 6%
Economically disadvantaged 24% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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'.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    Fenton is a wonderful school. Always helpful to all the parents and children. Teacher are great with the children.

  • (5 years ago)

    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. )

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

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