Elmwood at a Glance


Elmwood Elementary School provides a comprehensive public education to approximately 585 students in grades 1-6 in Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401.

Our school is located in Elmwood Park, Ill., a Near West suburb of Chicago. Along with John Mills, we are one of the district’s two elementary schools.


Elmwood’s Mission Statement


The staff of Elmwood Elementary School believes that all students have the right to achieve their potential. Our main purposes are to facilitate academic achievement, foster positive behaviors and attitudes, and inspire our students to lifelong learning. Therefore, we as teachers will pursue continuous growth and develop our skills as educators.


Address and Map


Elmwood Elementary School, 2319 N. 76th Ave., 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 708-452-3558.

► Principal: Mr. Kevin Seibel (bio| 708-583-6254

► Assistant Principal: Ms. Kimberly Martini (bio) | 708-583-6253


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 708-452-3558.

► Principal’s Secretary: Ms. Jessica Solis | 708-583-6250

► Office Clerk: Ms. Cindy Benakos | 708-583-6252


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: 708-452-3558

► To Report an Absence: Call in before 8:30 a.m. the day of the absence at 708-452-3558 during office hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or leave a message on voicemail at 708-583-6260

► Fax: 708-452-5567

► Email: ewinfo@epcusd401.org

► Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday (closed during summer break)

► For School Closing Information: 708-452-7272-8


Visitors to Elmwood


► All visitors to Elmwood Elementary School during hours when students are present must sign in and out at the main office and obtain a visitor’s badge.

► School-age visitors are not permitted during school hours.


School Hours


Schedule


► Morning Entrance

► Class Starts

► Afternoon Dismissal


Regular Start (M, Tu, Th, F)


8:35 a.m.

8:40 a.m.

3 p.m.


Schedule


► Morning Entrance

► Class Starts

► Afternoon Dismissal


Late Start (Wednesdays)


9:12 a.m.

9:17 a.m.

3 p.m.


Fast Facts About Elmwood


SOURCE: Demographic, socioeconomic and academic information listed below comes from Elmwood’s 2015-16 Illinois School Report Card.


► Grades: 1st through 6th


► Students: 585


► Teaching Faculty: 43


► Average Class Size: 23 students


► Teacher Retention: 93 percent


► School Fee: $200 for 2016-17


► School Colors: Black and Yellow


► School Nickname: Panthers


► School Hashtag: #EWPantherPride


► Student Demographics:

  • White: 45 percent
  • Hispanic: 49 percent
  • Black: 3 percent
  • Asian: 2 percent
  • Two or More Races: 1 percent
  • American Indian: 0 percent
  • Pacific Islander: 0 percent
  • Low-Income Students: 45 percent
  • Students with Disabilities: 18 percent
  • English Language Learners: 15 percent
  • Homeless Students: 1 percent

► Student Attendance: 96 percent


► Students Meeting or Exceeding PARCC Expectations: 34 percent (31% met, 3% exceeded)

  • District Average: 31 percent (28% met, 3% exceeded)
  • State Average: 34 percent (29% met, 5% exceeded)
  • Meeting or exceeding PARCC expectations means a student is on track for the next grade level

► Students Approaching PARCC Expectations: 29 percent

  • District Average: 31 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: 25 percent

  • District Average: 25 percent
  • State Average: 23 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: 12 percent

  • District Average: 13 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.