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Welcome to the Home of the Grenadiers, where an amazing group of teachers, counselors, coaches, and support staff collaborate to give over 2000 students one of the premier high school experiences in the country! I am proud to show you all that our outstanding school has to offer. Elk Grove High School is recognized as a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon High School and has been identified as one of America’s Best High Schools by Newsweek, the Washington Post, and U.S. News and World Report. In addition, EG was the first school in Illinois to be recognized with the RAMP (Recognized Model Program) distinction by the American School Counselor Association. Our students receive a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum as well as an amazing variety of athletic, artistic, social, and leadership opportunities. Our academic program and co-curricular offerings are as unique as each child who walks our halls.
Our highly collaborative faculty and staff proudly put the needs of our students first. EG’s curricular program features a purposefully aligned, standards-based core course sequence coupled with a wide range of electives. Simply put, our graduates leave us not only with a clearer sense of their interests and goals, but also with the critical thinking skills and knowledge they need to be prepared for whatever life may bring! Each Gren has the opportunity to excel not only in over 20 Advanced Placement course options, but also to enter the study of 4 World Languages (Japanese, Italian, French, and Spanish), pre-engineering (Project Lead the Way), fine and performing arts, career-related certification programs in food service and automotive technology.
In addition to our excellence in the classroom, EGHS promotes life skills, leadership opportunities, and FUN through a wide range of competitive and collaborative co-curricular activities. Our athletic teams are highly competitive in the rugged Mid-Suburban League, showing toughness and tenacity in the face of opposition. Our fine and performing arts groups inspire outstanding achievement within and beyond our walls, instilling passion for performance and skill in expression. Dozens of clubs and groups give our students a source of camaraderie and enjoyment in areas ranging from yo-yos to environmental awareness to Latino dance! There truly is something at Elk Grove High School for every student.
I am absolutely confident that you will find our faculty, staff, and administration to be student-centered and supportive. We will challenge your student to be his/her very best, but we will always be there to help him/her to meet those challenges. Welcome to Elk Grove High School!