State Report Cards


Illinois Report Card logoEvery year the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) releases report cards that show how the state's public school districts and individual public schools have performed on a wide range of educational goals. This is done in compliance with Section 10-17a of the Illinois School Code.

The most recent Illinois state report cards for District 401 as a whole and its individual schools were released on Oct. 30, 2020. They cover the 2019-20 school year. Links to these report cards are located below (scroll down).

Please note that the suspension of in-person learning during the spring of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic caused a number of metrics, such as various state-required assessments, to be unavailable for the 2020 edition of state report cards.

Other data, such as information on chronic absenteeism and chronic truancy, was collected but may have been affected by the suspension of in-person learning. Because of this, please use caution when interpreting results and trends.

The lack of data led to ISBE making a number of adjustments when compiling the report cards. These adjustments included reissuing the summative designations that schools received in 2019. This was required by the ESSA Assessment and Accountability Waiver that Illinois received in March 2020. A new 2020 designation was not calculated, as most of the data used by the accountability system was not available.

As a result, all four of District 401's schools received a summative designation of "Commendable School" as part of their respective 2020 report cards: 

 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)

A commendable school is one that has no underperforming student groups, has a graduation rate greater than 67 percent, and whose performance is not in the top 10 percent of schools statewide.

To examine trends and gain historical perspective on how District 401 has performed over the years, please see our archive of state report cards available here.