State Report Cards

Illinois Report CardThe most recent Illinois state report cards for District 401 as a whole and its individual schools were released on Oct. 30, 2019. They cover the 2018-19 school year. Links to these report cards are located below (scroll down).

All four of District 401's schools received a summative designation of "Commendable School" as part of their respective 2019 report cards: 

 Elmwood Elementary School
 John Mills Elementary School
 Elm Middle School
 Elmwood Park High School

Every year the Illinois State Board of Education 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

In a letter to the Elmwood Park community, then-Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicolas Wade highlighted some of the District's accomplishments as documented in the 2019 report cards.

"In short," he wrote, "Elmwood Park CUSD #401 has shown statistically significant and legitimate growth in many performance indicators concerning academic performance and student participation and success in college and career opportunities and being on track for graduation."

To read the complete text of Dr. Wade's letter, please click here. To examine trends and gain historical perspective, older state report cards for District 401 are available here.

UPDATE: Dr. Wade was succeeded as Superintendent on Aug. 1, 2020, by Dr. Leah Gauthier. In addition, during the period covered by the 2019 report cards, Elmwood and John Mills both consisted of grades 1-6. (They now consist of K-5 and PK-5, respectively.) The Early Childhood Center, which offered preschool and kindergarten, closed permanently as of July 1, 2020.