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About This School

Wm Fremd High School is a public high school in Palatine. The principal of Wm Fremd High School is Dr. Lisa Small. 2,787 students go to Wm Fremd High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Wm Fremd High School students have "limited English proficiency." 5% of the 2,787 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 14% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Wm Fremd High School is 18:1. District 211 Academy - North is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 63%
Hispanic 7% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 16% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 19%
Limited English proficiency 2% 4%
Economically disadvantaged 5% 15%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Overall a very good high school. Academics and athletics are above average. The facility itself needs to be updated a bit in order to remain competitive. The one problem I have is other people on this forum overstating a bit. Let's face it it's not New Trier.

  • (2 years ago)

    I didnt like the school at all. They made you ware Id's and forced you to take gym classes. The fact that you had to wake up at 7 30 and go to 8 classes was terrible. If you can stick it out and wait until you go to a different school/college things will get much better.

  • (4 years ago)

    Mediocre teachers and underfunded advanced programs it's probably more of a community issue but since we moved here we've been disappointed with the school (2 children attended within the past 6 years).

  • (4 years ago)

    friendly people and awesosme school! overall

  • (4 years ago)

    friendly people and awesosme school! overall

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a great school that incorporates community outreach programs ran by the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is by far one of the greatest schools in the Chicagoland area. Challenging courses teachers that really care about their students. I am very happy both my children attend Fremd High school. Palatine has excellent grade schools and high schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Fremd. I have been to many schools and Fremd has by far been the best! The teachers and staff are awesome. I am so glad that graduated from Fremd!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school was top notch. Not exactly the most diverse place in Chicagoland but what it lacks in diversity in makes up for in quality academics. Unfortunatly at the time I was making the best choices in life and did not make the best of my education at Fremd. Needless to say it did not take me long to shape up finish JC and graduate UCSC. I do not think I this would have been possible had I not recieved an education at Fremd. I just wish I had not been so young and dumb I never showed my teachers the respect they deserved.

  • (8 years ago)

    Wonderful academic program wide choice of AP classes many extracurricular activities to choose from great staff.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is excellent school! Grades are the best in the state theachers are very educated school looks very clean it has pool football field tennis cort garage for auto class huge parking lot for students and teachers and so many more...Students have very good music sport and other activities. My kids are very happy there!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is an excellent public school. All the classes(especially honors) are very academically challenging and the teachers are interesting.

  • (9 years ago)

    What a great school all three of my children recieved a great education at Fremd. My kids where in sports and involve in other extracrricular activities. They all scored high on the ACTS. Teachers are the best!

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