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. We operate four schools:

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.

Our final total enrollment for 2021-22 was 2,826 students.* This includes:

  • 671 students at John Mills (PK-5)
  • 519 students at Elmwood (K-5)
  • 675 students at Elm (6-8)
  • 961 students at EPHS (9-12 & post-12 transition)

*PLEASE NOTE: All enrollment figures were final for 2021-22 as of May 26, 2022. EPHS figures include eight students enrolled in post-12 transition.

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.