About Elm Middle School


Welcome to Elm Middle School, home of the Cougars!

Located in the Near West Chicago suburb of Elmwood Park, Ill., Elm Middle School provides a comprehensive, standards-based public education to 678 students in grades 6-8 as part of Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401. Prior to the 2020-21 school year, we taught students in grades 7-8.

We offer a rigorous three-year curriculum organized within the framework of our recently implemented College & Career Pathways program. In the most recent edition of the annual Illinois Report Cards, which covered the 2019-20 school year, we received a summative designation of Commendable School.

Elm is proud to be the District's only middle school.


An Invitation to Opportunity


We invite you to learn more about our school — and about the many opportunities for learning and personal growth that we provide our students — by visiting the links in the sections below. Click the plus signs or titles to see the contents of each section. Enjoy your visit!