At a Glance | John Mills

John Mills Elementary School provides a comprehensive, standards-based public education to students in pre-kindergarten (PK) through 5th grade as part of Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401.

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 Trojans, and our school colors are maroon and gold. Along with Elmwood Elementary, we are one of the District’s two elementary schools, and we are the only D401 school that offers PK instruction.

Our final total enrollment for 2021-22 was 671 students.*

  • Pre-Kindergarten: 98
  • Kindergarten: 105
  • 1st Grade: 102
  • 2nd Grade: 95
  • 3rd Grade: 96
  • 4th Grade: 81
  • 5th Grade: 94

*PLEASE NOTE: All enrollment figures were final for 2021-22 as of May 26, 2022.

Mission Statement

Our mission at John Mills Elementary School, in partnership with the home and community, is to promote self-esteem, academic success, social responsibility and lifelong learning by providing for all students and staff a caring and challenging educational environment.

Address and Map

John Mills Elementary School, 2824 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 708-452-3560.





Mr. Frank Kuzniewski


Assistant Principal Ms. Natalia Gomez 708-452-3560

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 708-452-3560.




Principal's Secretary

Ms. Denise Wurtz


Office Clerk Ms. Dina Koutroumanes To be posted

Office Clerk Preschool

Ms. Leslie Laureano


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



7:30 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 9 a.m. the day of the absence at 708-583-6288 (voicemail) or 708-452-3560 during office hours (7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

For school closing information:

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

If You Visit John Mills

All visitors to John Mills 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