Our School


John Mills Elementary School serves close to 650 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 46 teachers. Our average class size is 22 students.


Our Mission


John Mills' guiding philosophy and values are summed up in our mission statement:

Our mission at John Mills Elementary School, in partnership with the home and community, is to promote self-esteem, academic success, social responsibility and lifelong learning by providing for all students and staff a caring and challenging educational environment.  


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.

John Mills' 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 student organizations and activities include Art Club, Intramurals, Sign Language Club, STEM Club, Student Council, TAP (Technology Apprentice Program), Trojan Tribune, 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.


► John Mills 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