Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference

ELM ATHLETICS UPDATE: The Leyden-Norwood Athletic Conference has postponed all of its 2020-21 sports/activities until further notice. Click here to read LNAC's official statement. However, Scholastic Bowl is being played virtually (February-March 2021).

Elm Middle School participates in the 10-school Leyden­-Norwood Athletic Conference (LNAC).

LNAC serves the communities of Elmwood Park, Franklin Park, Harwood Heights, Melrose Park, Norridge, River Grove, Rosemont and Schiller Park.

The conference's member schools feed into the following public high schools: Elmwood Park, Leyden, Maine South and Ridgewood.

For directions to LNAC schools and venues, click here.

Conference Sports

LNAC members compete in basketball, cross country, soccer, softball and volleyball, with boys and girls teams in each sport. The conference also sponsors cheerleading and scholastic bowl activities. Mr. Bob Biedke serves as director.

For more information about the conference, including complete season schedules, visit the Leyden-Norwood website.

Conference Members

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

Giles School
4251 N Oriole Ave.
Norridge, IL 60706

Hester Junior High School
2836 Gustav Street
Franklin Park, IL 60131

Lincoln Middle School
9750 Soreng Avenue
Schiller Park, IL 60176

Mannheim Middle School
2600 Hyde Park Avenue,
Melrose Park, IL 60164

Pennoyer Elementary School
5200 N. Cumberland Ave.
Norridge, IL 60706

Rhodes School
8931 West Fullerton Ave.
River Grove, IL 60171

River Grove School
2650 Thatcher Ave.
River Grove, IL  60171

Rosemont School
6101 Ruby Street
Rosemont, IL  60018

Union Ridge School
4600 N. Oak Park Ave.
Harwood Heights, IL 60706

Recent Conference Highlights for Elm


  • Four consecutive undefeated seasons and conference titles in 8th­-grade boys basketball (2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014­-15)
  • An undefeated season and two conference titles in 7th­-grade boys basketball (undefeated season and title in 2013­-14, title in 2016-17)
  • A conference championship in 8th­-grade girls basketball (2014)


  • A conference championship in girls cross country (2018)
  • A conference championship in boys cross country (2016)
  • A first-place individual performance and three team runner­-up finishes in girls cross country (individual champion in 2015, team runner-up in 2017, 2016, 2015)
  • A team runner-up finish in boys cross country (2017)


  • Two conference championships in girls soccer (2017, 2014)
  • A runner-up finish in girls soccer (2019)


  • Two undefeated seasons (2018, 2010) and three conference titles (2019, 2018, 2010) in girls softball
  • An undefeated season and conference title in boys softball (2013)


  • A conference runner-up finish in 7th-grade girls volleyball (2016)