At a Glance | Elm


Elm Middle School provides a comprehensive public education to approximately 460 students in grades 7-8 in Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401.

Our school is located in Elmwood Park, Ill., a Near West suburb of Chicago. We are District 401's only middle school.


Elm’s Mission Statement


The faculty, staff, students and community of Elm Middle School are devoted to academic excellence. In addition, we feel it is important for students to develop a sense of self-esteem and confidence in order to ensure success in high school and to enable them to make the correct decisions that will guide them later in life. We believe in individual differences, responsible behavior and an obligation of students to serve their community.


Address and Map


Elm Middle School, 7607 W. Cortland St., Elmwood Park, IL 60707


Administration


To contact any of the listed individuals by email, please click the name of the person you want to reach. The main office phone number is 708-452-3550.

Title

Name

Phone

Principal

Ms. Rebecca Siegel

708-452-3550

Assistant Principal

Ms. Ashley Groeneveld

708-452-3550


Office Staff


To contact any of the listed individuals by email, please click the name of the person you want to reach. The main office phone number is 708-452-3550.

Title

Name

Phone

Principal’s Secretary

Ms. Danielle Yager

708-583-6225

Office Clerk

Ms. Lodean Fisher

708-583-6226


Main Office Contact Information


If you want to reach us by email, please use the general information email address listed below, or send your message to the appropriate individual listed elsewhere on this page.

Phone

Fax

General Email

Office Hours

708-452-3550

708-452-0662

elminfo@epcusd401.org

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday
(Closed during winter and summer breaks)


Absences and School Closings


To report an absence:

Call in before 8:30 a.m. the day of the absence at 708-452-3550.

For school closing information:

Call 708-452-7272 and use extension 8.


If You Visit Elm


All visitors to Elm Middle School during hours when students are present must sign in and out at the visitor check-in area and obtain a visitor’s badge.

School-age visitors are not permitted during school hours.


School Hours


 

Entrance

Start of Classes

Dismissal

Bus

Late Bus

Regular Start
(M, Tu, Th, F)

7:45 a.m.

7:55 a.m.

3:05 p.m.

3:15 p.m.

4:15 p.m.

Late Start
(Wednesdays)

8:55 a.m.

9:05 a.m.

3:05 p.m.

3:15 p.m.

4:15 p.m.


Fast Facts About Elm


The information below is based primarily on Elm Middle School’s most recent Illinois School Report Card (2016-17).


► Grades: 7th & 8th


► Students: 458


► Total Faculty & Staff: 42


► Average Class Size: 24 students


► Teacher Retention: 94.3 percent


► School Fee: $200 for 2017-18


► School Colors: Red & Black


► School Nickname: Cougars


► Sports Teams (Boys): Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball


► Sports Teams (Girls): Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball


► Cheer Teams: Cheerleading, Pom-Pons


► Athletic Conference: Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference


► Student Demographics


  • White: 42.1 percent
  • Black: 2.6 percent
  • Hispanic: 50.2 percent
  • Asian: 3.5 percent
  • American Indian: 0 percent
  • Two or More Races: 1.5 percent
  • Pacific Islander: 0 percent
  • Low Income: 48.7 percent
  • English Learners: 6.1 percent
  • With Disabilities: 11 percent
  • Homeless: 1 percent

► Student Attendance: 96 percent


► Students Meeting or Exceeding PARCC Expectations


  • Elm: 35 percent (32 percent met, 3 percent exceeded)
  • District Average: 32 percent (29 percent met, 3 percent exceeded)
  • State Average: 34 percent (29 percent met, 5 percent exceeded)
  • Meeting or exceeding PARCC expectations means a student is on track for the next grade level

► Students Approaching PARCC Expectations


  • Elm: 32 percent
  • District Average: 33 percent
  • State Average: 28 percent
  • Approaching PARCC expectations means a student may need additional support to meet expectations at the next grade level

► Students Partially Meeting PARCC Expectations


  • Elm: 22 percent
  • District Average: 25 percent
  • State Average: 22 percent
  • Partially meeting PARCC expectations means a student may need additional support to meet expectations at the next grade level

► Students Not Meeting PARCC Expectations


  • Elm: 10 percent
  • District Average: 11 percent
  • State Average: 16 percent
  • Not meeting PARCC expectations means a student may need additional support to meet expectations at the next grade level

► Information About PARCC


  • PARCC stands for "Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers." 
  • PARCC exams are the assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in public school districts.
  • PARCC assesses the Common Core-based Illinois Learning Standards in English language arts and mathematics. 
  • All Illinois public school students in grades 3-8 take the PARCC assessment each year.
  • High school students take the PARCC in specific math or English language arts courses.
  • For additional information about understanding Illinois PARCC scores, please visit this site.