While both schools rank average among High Schools in this area, both are known for different reasons. West Leyden has a problem with gangs and drugs. East Leyden is more preppy with violence normally between polish and mexican groups. Also teachers are known for having relationships with students.
Although Franklin Park is also known for its high drug usage, the drugs here are primarily heroin and coke, though most students are known for smoking weed.
The gangs who have occupied this town are known for their areas, with Imperial Gangsters (IG), running the well known "Jungle" area of town or our ghetto and The once highly active Royals, who ran the streets of George , and are all over Franklin Park. With small sets of other gangs moving in including Latin Kings, 22 boys and Cobras. Also has a skater community with its own skate/party crews.
The area is best described as "Mannheim & Grand"... with Mannheim being created by a well known Chicago mobster, Al Capone. The street is still known for its mob covers, meth houses, and hookers.