Our School

Elmwood Elementary School educates 610 students in grades 1-6. All of our students must be residents of Elmwood Park, Ill., located in the Near West suburbs of Chicago.

We have a total faculty and staff of 59 employees. Our average class size is 25 students.

In the most recent edition of the annual Illinois Report Cards (covering the 2017-18 school year), we received a summative designation of Commendable School.

Our Mission

Elmwood's guiding philosophy and values are summed up in our 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.

Our Academics and Support Services

We provide instruction in the core academic subjects of language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Our students also receive instruction in "specials" such as art, enrichment, music, physical education and technology. We offer an elective in band.

Our accelerated learning and academic support programs include opportunities for advanced learners, instruction for English learners, assistance for students with reading difficulties, services for special education students and accommodations for Section 504 students.

Our Clubs and Student Activities

Elmwood students have numerous opportunities to develop their extracurricular interests, including a vibrant musical program consisting of band and choir. 

Our many student organizations and activities include Art Club, Chess Scholars, Go Green Club, Homework Club, Intramurals, Panther Fit Club, Panther Press, STEM Club, Student Council, TAP (Technology Apprentice Program), Yearbook and Young Rembrandts. 

For More Information

We invite you to learn more about our school by contacting us with your questions, downloading our student handbook, visiting the pages listed in the section below or clicking the links located in the left-hand column of this page.