Our School


Elm Middle School serves approximately 450 students in grades 7 and 8. All of our students must be residents of Elmwood Park, Ill., located in the Near West suburbs of Chicago.

Our faculty consists of 33 teachers. Our average class size is 22 students.


Our Mission


Elm’s guiding philosophy and values are summed up in our 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.


Our Academics and Support Services


We provide instruction in the core academic subjects of language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. 

Our students also receive instruction in physical education and health. We offer electives in art, band, music, Spanish and technology.

Elm’s academic enrichment and support programs include opportunities for gifted students, instruction for English Language Learners, assistance for students with reading difficulties, services for special education students and accommodations for Section 504 students.


Our Athletics Program


Our interscholastic sports teams compete in the Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference

During the fall season the Elm Cougars participate in boys cross country, girls cross country, boys soccer, boys softball, girls softball and girls volleyball. 

In the winter our student-athletes participate in boys basketball, girls basketball, pom-pons and cheerleading. 

Our sports year ends with girls soccer and boys volleyball in the spring.


Our Clubs and Student Activities


Outside of sports, our students have numerous opportunities to develop their extracurricular interests, including a vibrant musical program consisting of band and choir. 

Our many student organizations and activities include Art Club, Crypto Club, National Junior Honor Society, Photography Club, Robotics, Scholastic Bowl, Student Council and Yearbook. 


For More Information


We invite you to learn more about our school by contacting us with your questions, downloading our student handbook or visiting the pages listed below.


► Elm at a Glance


► State Report Cards


► Expectations & PBIS


► Bullying/Harassment Report Form


► Main Office


► Meet Our Principal


► Meet Our Assistant Principal


► School Hours


► Bell Schedules


► Breakfast & Lunch Menus


► Closings & Emergencies


► Absences & Late Arrivals


► Bus Routes


► School Supply Lists


► 2017-18 School-Year Calendar (PDF)


► 2017-18 School Holidays


► 2017-18 Holidays for 12-Month Staff


► Visiting Our School


► Community Use of School Facilities


► Employment Opportunities