At a Glance | Elm


Under a reorganization that took effect on July 1, 2020, Elm Middle School provides a comprehensive, standards-based public education to students in grades 6-8 as part of Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401. Previously, we taught students in grades 7-8.

Our school is located in Elmwood Park, Ill., a Near West suburb of Chicago with a population of about 25,000. Our nickname is the Cougars, and our school colors are red and black. We are District 401's only middle school. Elm offers a rigorous three-year curriculum organized within the framework of our College & Career Pathways program.

In the most recent edition of the annual Illinois Report Cards, which covered the 2018-19 school year, we received a summative designation of Commendable School. During that school year, we had an enrollment of 422 students.


Elm's Mission Statement


The faculty, staff, students and community of Elm Middle School are devoted to academic excellence. In addition, we feel it is important for students to develop a sense of self-esteem and confidence in order to ensure success in high school and to enable them to make the correct decisions that will guide them later in life. We believe in individual differences, responsible behavior and an obligation of students to serve their community.


Address and Map


Elm Middle School, 7607 W. Cortland St., Elmwood Park, IL 60707


Administration


If you would like to email any of the individuals listed below, please click the name of the person you want to reach. The main office phone number is 708-452-3550.

Title

Name

Phone

Principal

Ms. Ashley Groeneveld

708-452-3550

Assistant Principal

Ms. Morgan Freeck

708-452-3550


Office Staff


To email any of the individuals listed below, please click the name of the person you want to reach. The main office phone number is 708-452-3550.

Title

Name

Phone

Principal’s Secretary

Ms. Danielle Yager

708-583-6225

Office Clerk

Ms. Lodean Fisher

708-583-6226


Main Office Contact Information


If you want to reach us by email, please use the general information email address listed below, or send your message to the appropriate individual listed elsewhere on this page.

Phone

Fax

General Email

Office Hours

708-452-3550

708-452-0662

elminfo@epcusd401.org

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday
(Closed during winter and summer breaks)


Absences and School Closings


To report an absence:

► Call in before 8:30 a.m. the day of the absence at 708-452-3550.

For school closing information:

► Call 708-452-7272 and use extension 8.


If You Visit Elm


All visitors to Elm Middle School during hours when students are present must sign in and out at the visitor check-in area and obtain a visitor’s badge.

School-age visitors are not permitted during school hours.


School Hours


Regular Start

Entrance

Start of Classes

Dismissal

Bus

Late Bus

Mondays-Fridays

7:45 a.m.

7:55 a.m.

3:05 p.m.

3:15 p.m.

4:15 p.m.


Fast Facts


The information below is based primarily on Elm Middle School’s most recent Illinois School Report Card (2018-19). Please note that during the period covered by this report card, Elm's students were in grades 7-8. Updated information about our 2020-21 student body, which will consist of students in grades 6-8, will be provided as soon as possible after the new school year begins.


► Summative Designation: Commendable School


► Grades: 6-8 effective July 1, 2020; 7-8 prior to that


► Students: 422


► Total Faculty & Staff: 42


► Average Class Size: 23 students


► Teacher Retention: 91 percent


► School Fee: $200


► Sports Teams (Boys): Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball


► Sports Teams (Girls): Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball


► Cheer Teams: Cheerleading, Pom-Pons


► Athletic Conference: Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference


► Student Racial/Ethnic Diversity

  • Hispanic: 56.9 percent
  • White: 37.4 percent
  • Asian: 2.4 percent
  • Black: 2.1 percent
  • Two or More Races: 0.9 percent
  • Pacific Islander: 0.2 percent

► Low-Income Students: 50.5 percent*

*Percentage of students at this school who are eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunches, live in substitute care or whose families receive public aid.


► Homeless Students: 0.2 percent*

*Percentage of students at this school who do not have permanent or adequate homes.


► English Learners: 9.7 percent*

* Percentage of students at this school whose primary language is not English.


► Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs): 13 percent*

*Percentage of students at this school who receive special education and related services in accordance with their IEPs.


► Student Attendance: 94.5 percent*

*Average daily attendance at this school.


► Chronically Truant Students: 2.1 percent*

*Percentage of students who miss 5 percent of school days per year without a valid excuse.


► Chronic Absenteeism: 14 percent*

*Percentage of students at this school who miss 10 percent of school days per year with or without a valid excuse.


► Students (Grades 7-8) Meeting or Exceeding Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) Expectations in ELA & Math

NOTE: This means a student is on track for the next grade level.

  • Elm | ELA: 50 percent (38 percent met, 12 percent exceeded)
  • District | ELA: 43 percent (36 percent met, 7 percent exceeded)
  • State | ELA: 38 percent (32 percent met, 6 percent exceeded)
  • Elm | Math: 33 percent (29 percent met, 4 percent exceeded)
  • District | Math: 28 percent (26 percent met, 2 percent exceeded)
  • State | Math: 32 percent (27 percent met, 5 percent exceeded)

► Students (Grades 7-8) Approaching IAR Expectations in ELA & Math

NOTE: This means a student may need additional support to meet expectations at the next grade level.

  • Elm | ELA: 27 percent
  • District | ELA: 29 percent
  • State | ELA: 26 percent
  • Elm | Math: 28 percent
  • District | Math: 28 percent
  • State | Math: 27 percent

► Students (Grades 7-8) Partially Meeting IAR Expectations in ELA & Math

NOTE: This means a student may need additional support to meet expectations at the next grade level.

  • Elm | ELA: 13 percent
  • District | ELA: 16 percent
  • State | ELA: 19 percent
  • Elm | Math: 28 percent
  • District | Math: 30 percent
  • State | Math: 25 percent

► Students (Grades 7-8) Not Meeting IAR Expectations in ELA & Math

NOTE: This means a student may need additional support to meet expectations at the next grade level.

  • Elm | ELA: 11 percent
  • District | ELA: 12 percent
  • State | ELA: 16 percent
  • Elm | Math: 11 percent
  • District | Math: 14 percent
  • State | Math: 16 percent