Our School


Elmwood Elementary School serves close to 600 students in grades 1-6. All of our students must be residents of Elmwood Park, Ill., located in the Near West Chicago suburbs.

Our faculty consists of 43 teachers. Our average class size is 23 students.


Our Mission


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


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, art, music and technology. We offer an elective in band.

Elmwood’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 Clubs and Student Activities


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, Chess Scholars, Go Green Club, Homework Club, Intramurals, Panther Fit Club, Panther Press, STEM Club, Student Council, TAP (Technology Apprentice Program), Yearbook and Young Rembrandts. 


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.


► Elmwood at a Glance


► State Report Card


► Expectations


► Main Office


► Meet Our Principal


► Meet Our Assistant Principal


► School Hours


► Before/After School Care


► Breakfast & Lunch Menus


► Closings & Emergencies


► Absences & Late Arrivals


► School Supply List


► 2016-17 School-Year Calendar (PDF)


► 2016-17 School Holidays


► 2017-18 School-Year Calendar (PDF)


► Visiting Our School


► Community Use of School Facilities


► Employment Opportunities