At a Glance | Elm


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.

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.

Our final total enrollment for 2021-22 was 675 students.*

  • 6th Grade: 212
  • 7th Grade: 243
  • 8th Grade: 220

*PLEASE NOTE: All enrollment figures were final for 2021-22 as of May 26, 2022.


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

Mr. David Parolin

708-452-3550

Dean of Students Mr. Michael Goodman 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. Maria Vargas

708-583-6225

Attendance Office Clerk

Ms. Jean Tito

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 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
(Closed during winter and summer breaks)


Absences and School Closings


To report an absence, call or email the attendance clerk:

  • If calling, use the attendance voicemail at 708-583-6600 before 9 a.m. on the day of the absence.
  • If emailing, use elmattendance@epcusd401.org before 9 a.m. on the day of the absence.

Parents should leave the following information:

  1. Student name and year in school (please spell your child's last name).
  2. Student ID number.
  3. Date of absence.
  4. Reason for absence, and the name and daytime phone number of the parent.

A parent or legal guardian is required to contact Elm's attendance clerk by voicemail or email every day the student is absent from school. If the contact is not received before 9 a.m. on the day of the absence, the absence will be considered unexcused.

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 for Students


Regular Start

Arrival

Start of Classes

Dismissal

Bus

Late Bus

Mondays-Fridays

8:05 a.m.

8:08 a.m.

3:05 p.m.

3:15 p.m.

4:15 p.m.


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