Approximately 1,500 students from Oak Forest and the surrounding communities sport Oak Forest's black and gold.…More Enrollment includes students from Country Club Hills, Crestwood, Hazel Crest, Markham, Midlothian, Orland Park, Palos, Posen and Tinley Park.
Principal Brad Sikora and school administrators pride themselves on a 96 percent graduation rate, high expectations for academics and successful athletic records since the school's opening in 1970. The school's motto, "Academics plus Activities equal Excellence," reflects the staff's approach to a well-rounded secondary education experience for students.
Home of the Bengals, the schools offers 27 athletic activities during the fall, winter and spring sport seasons and over 45 co-curricular activities throughout the year.
Reputable alumni include New York Times bestselling author George Saunders and human rights activist Anne Sosin.
Oak Forest High School is conveniently located near Moraine Valley and South Suburban Community Colleges, Governors State University, St. Xavier University and south suburban locations of DePaul, DeVry and Illinois Institute of Technology.