At a Glance | District 401


Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401 is organized and operates as a unit district serving the educational needs of children from pre-kindergarten (PK) through 12th grade and others as required by the Illinois School Code.


What We Do


Opportunity logoDistrict 401 provides a comprehensive, standards-based public education to more than 2,800 students. To meet the needs of our community, we operate four schools: 

► John Mills Elementary School | Grades PK-5
► Elmwood Elementary School | Grades K-5
► Elm Middle School | Grades 6-8
► Elmwood Park High School | Grades 9-12

Prior to July 1, 2020, the District operated five schools. That ended when our Early Childhood Center closed permanently after the 2019-20 school year. The ECC had previously been the site of our PK and K instruction. 

The District's students are residents of Elmwood Park, Ill., a Near West suburb of Chicago with a population of about 25,000. 

Our curriculum is fully aligned with the Illinois State Board of Education's Illinois Learning Standards and with the Common Core State Standards.

All four of our schools received a summative designation of Commendable School as part of the most recent edition of the Illinois State Report Cards, issued in the fall of 2019: 

 John Mills Elementary | PK-5 | Commendable School Designation
 Elmwood Elementary | K-5 | Commendable School Designation
 Elm Middle | 6-8 | Commendable School Designation
 EPHS | 9-12 | Commendable School Designation

The District is here to provide the necessary resources and supports for academic success and social learning. Together, these resources and supports make District 401 a place where the phrase "An Invitation to Opportunity" encapsulates everything we do for our students.


Where We're Located


Our address is Elmwood Park CUSD 401, 8201 W. Fullerton Ave., Elmwood Park, IL 60707.



The Rest of Our Story


To read more about District 401, click the sections located immediately below.