Oak Forest

The City of Oak Forest is situated in the south suburbs of Chicago, approximately 24 miles from the downtown Loop area. Its far southern boundaries intersect 1-57 for fast, convenient access to and from the city of Chicago and all the way to southernmost Illinois. Just south of Oak Forest, I-57 connects to I-80, which runs the width of the entire U.S., from New York to California. North of the city, travelers can connect to I-294, north to the Wisconsin border and south and east to Indiana. Oak Forest is also served by U.S. Routes 6 (east-west) and 45 (north-south). State Routes 43 (Harlem Ave.) and 50 (Cicero Ave.) both run north-south. METRA trains carry passengers into Chicago and all points in-between for work or shopping, with a 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year schedule. The Oak Forest commuter station at 159th and Cicero is served by three commuter parking lots on 157th, 159th and Waverly, with parking for 1,200+ cars daily. Pace Bus service shuttles commuters to and from the stations, with convenient schedules coinciding with morning and afternoon/evening METRA schedules.

Schools:

School Address Phone Grade
Jack Hille Elementary School 5800 151st St 5800 151st St, Oak Forest, IL 60452 (708) 687-5550 Elementary Schools
Lee R Foster Elementary School 5931 School St, Oak Forest, IL 60452 (708) 687-4763 Elementary Schools
Morton-Gingerwood Elementary 16936 Forest Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452 (708) 560-0092 Elementary Schools
Ridge Elementary School 5151 149th St, Oak Forest, IL 60452 (708) 687-2964 Elementary Schools
Scarlet Oak Elementary School 5731 Albert Dr, Oak Forest, IL 60452 (708) 687-5822 Elementary Schools
Oak Forest High School 15201 Central Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452 (708) 687-0500 High Schools
Arbor Park Middle School 15900 Oak Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452 (708) 687-5378 Middle Schools
Kerkstra Middle School 14950 Laramie Ave 14950 Laramie Ave IL 60452 (708) 687-2860 Middle Schools