At a Glance | Elmwood

Elmwood Elementary School provides a comprehensive, standards-based public education to students in kindergarten through 5th grade as part of Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401. Prior to July 1, 2020, we taught students in grades 1-6. (District 401's 6th graders now attend Elm Middle School.)

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 Panthers, and our school colors are black and yellow. Along with John Mills Elementary, we are one of the District’s two elementary schools.

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. During that school year, we had an enrollment of 561 students (1-6). Our enrollment for 2020-21 is 516 students (K-5).

Elmwood’s Mission Statement

The staff of Elmwood Elementary School believes that all students have the right to achieve their potential. Our main purposes are to facilitate academic achievement, foster positive behaviors and attitudes, and inspire our students to lifelong learning. Therefore, we as teachers will pursue continuous growth and develop our skills as educators.

Address and Map

Elmwood Elementary School, 2319 N. 76th Ave., Elmwood Park, IL 60707


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 708-452-3558.





Mr. Matthew Lerner


Assistant Principal

Ms. Stephanie Hagins


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 708-452-3558.




Principal’s Secretary

Ms. Felicia Mirabile


Office Clerk

Ms. Vaneza Chavez


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.



General Email

Office Hours



8 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 708-452-3558 during office hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or leave a message on voicemail at 708-583-6260.

For school closing information:

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

If You Visit Elmwood

All visitors to Elmwood Elementary School during hours when students are present must sign in and out at the main office and obtain a visitor’s badge.

School-age visitors are not permitted during school hours.

School Hours

Regular Start


Start of Classes



8:35 a.m.

8:40 a.m.

3 p.m.

Fast Facts