At a Glance | Elm


Elm Middle School provides a comprehensive public education to some 438 students in grades 7-8 in Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401.

Our school is located in Elmwood Park, Ill., a Near West suburb of Chicago. We are District 401's only middle school.

In the most recent edition (2017-18) of the annual Illinois Report Cards, we received a summative designation of Commendable School.


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. Rebecca Siegel

708-452-3550

Assistant Principal

Ms. Ashley Groeneveld

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


Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, late-start Wednesdays have been eliminated from District 401's schedule. Regular hours now apply to each day when school is in session.

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 About Elm


The information below is based primarily on Elm Middle School’s most recent Illinois School Report Card (2017-18).


► Summative Designation: Commendable School


► Grades: 7th & 8th


► Students: 438


► Total Faculty & Staff: 42


► Average Class Size: 24 students


► Teacher Retention: 92 percent


► School Fee: $200


► School Colors: Red & Black


► School Nickname: Cougars


► 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: 51.8 percent
  • White: 41.8 percent
  • Asian: 3.4 percent
  • Black: 2.3 percent
  • Two or More Races: 0.7 percent
  • American Indian: 0 percent
  • Pacific Islander: 0 percent

► Low-Income Students: 45.2 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 percent*

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


► English Learners: 8.2 percent*

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


► Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs): 9 percent*

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


► Student Attendance: 94.6 percent*

*Average daily attendance at this school.


► Chronic Absenteeism: 11 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 PARCC Expectations in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math


NOTE: Meeting or exceeding PARCC expectations means a student is on track for the next grade level.

  • Elm | ELA: 43 percent (34 percent met, 9 percent exceeded)
  • District | ELA: 34 percent (29 percent met, 5 percent exceeded)
  • State | ELA: 37 percent (31 percent met, 6 percent exceeded)
  • Elm | Math: 31 percent (29 percent met, 2 percent exceeded)
  • District | Math: 25 percent (23 percent met, 2 percent exceeded)
  • State | Math: 32 percent (27 percent met, 5 percent exceeded)

► Students (Grades 7-8) Approaching PARCC Expectations in ELA and Math


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

  • Elm | ELA: 32 percent
  • District | ELA: 32 percent
  • State | ELA: 27 percent
  • Elm | Math: 37 percent
  • District | Math: 32 percent
  • State | Math: 27 percent

► Students (Grades 7-8) Partially Meeting PARCC Expectations in ELA and Math


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

  • Elm | ELA: 16 percent
  • District | ELA: 22 percent
  • State | ELA: 20 percent
  • Elm | Math: 22 percent
  • District | Math: 29 percent
  • State | Math: 25 percent

► Students (Grades 7-8) Not Meeting PARCC Expectations in ELA and Math


NOTE: Not meeting PARCC expectations means a student may need additional support to meet expectations at the next grade level.

  • Elm | ELA: 10 percent
  • District | ELA: 12 percent
  • State | ELA: 16 percent
  • Elm | Math: 10 percent
  • District | Math: 15 percent
  • State | Math: 16 percent

► Information About PARCC


  • PARCC stands for "Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers." 
  • In 2017-18 — the period measured in the most recent edition of the Illinois Report Cards — PARCC exams were the assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in public school districts in grades 3-8.
  • In 2018-19 PARCC was replaced by the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR). Data from IAR will be available in the next edition of the State Report Cards, which will be released in fall 2019.
  • PARCC assessed the Common Core-based Illinois Learning Standards in English language arts and mathematics. 
  • For additional information about understanding Illinois PARCC scores, please visit this site.