At a Glance | Elmwood


Under a reorganization that took effect on July 1, 2020, 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. Previously, 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. (John Mills also offers pre-kindergarten instruction.)

In the most recent edition of the annual Illinois Report Cards, which covered the 2018-19 school year, we received a summative designation of Commendable School. During that school year, we had an enrollment of 585 students.


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


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 708-452-3558.

Title

Name

Phone

Principal

Mr. Matthew Lerner

708-452-3558

Assistant Principal

Ms. Stephanie Hagins

708-452-3558


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.

Title

Name

Phone

Principal’s Secretary

Ms. Jessica Solis

708-583-6250

Office Clerk

Ms. Erica Guillen

708-583-6252


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

708-452-3558

708-452-5567

ewinfo@epcusd401.org

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

Entrance

Start of Classes

Dismissal

Mondays-Fridays

8:35 a.m.

8:40 a.m.

3 p.m.


Fast Facts


The information below is based primarily on Elmwood Elementary School’s most recent Illinois School Report Card (2018-19). Please note that during the period covered by this report card, Elmwood's students were in grades 1-6. Updated information about our 2020-21 student body, which will consist of students in grades K-5, will be provided as soon as possible after the new school year begins.


► Summative Designation: Commendable School


► Grades: K-5 effective July 1, 2020; 1-6 prior to that


► Students: 585


► Total Faculty & Staff: 59


► Average Class Size: 27 students


► Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17:1


► Teacher Retention: 78.8 percent


► School Fee: $200


► Student Racial/Ethnic Diversity


  • Hispanic: 52.3 percent
  • White: 40.3 percent
  • Black: 2.9 percent
  • Asian: 2.1 percent
  • Two or More Races: 2.1 percent
  • American Indian: 0.3 percent

► Low-Income Students: 44.1 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: 0.5 percent*

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


► English Learners: 22.6 percent*

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


► Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs): 14 percent*

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


► Student Attendance: 94.7 percent*

*Average daily attendance at this school.


► Chronically Truant Students: 6.2 percent*

*Percentage of students who miss 5 percent of school days per year without a valid excuse.


► Chronic Absenteeism: 12 percent*

*Percentage of students at this school who miss 10 percent of school days per year with or without a valid excuse.


► Students (Grades 3-6) Meeting or Exceeding Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) Expectations in ELA & Math

NOTE: This means a student is on track for the next grade level.

  • Elmwood | ELA: 43 percent (39 percent met, 4 percent exceeded)
  • District | ELA: 43 percent (36 percent met, 7 percent exceeded)
  • State | ELA: 38 percent (32 percent met, 6 percent exceeded)
  • Elmwood | Math: 34 percent (32 percent met, 2 percent exceeded)
  • District | Math: 28 percent (26 percent met, 2 percent exceeded)
  • State | Math: 32 percent (27 percent met, 5 percent exceeded)

► Students (Grades 3-6) Approaching IAR Expectations in ELA & Math

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

  • Elmwood | ELA: 31 percent
  • District | ELA: 29 percent
  • State | ELA: 26 percent
  • Elmwood | Math: 32 percent
  • District | Math: 28 percent
  • State | Math: 27 percent

► Students (Grades 3-6) Partially Meeting IAR Expectations in ELA & Math

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

  • Elmwood | ELA: 15 percent
  • District | ELA: 16 percent
  • State | ELA: 19 percent
  • Elmwood | Math: 24 percent
  • District | Math: 30 percent
  • State | Math: 25 percent

► Students (Grades 3-6) Not Meeting IAR Expectations in ELA & Math

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

  • Elmwood | ELA: 11 percent
  • District | ELA: 12 percent
  • State | ELA: 16 percent
  • Elmwood | Math: 11 percent
  • District | Math: 14 percent
  • State | Math: 16 percent