Our School

John Mills Elementary School serves 636 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 74 employees. Our average class size is 20 students.

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

Our Mission

John Mills' guiding philosophy and values are summed up in our 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.  

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 physical education, art, music and technology. We offer an elective in band.

John Mills' academic enrichment and support programs include opportunities for accelerated learning, 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

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

Our student organizations and activities include Art Club, Intramurals, Sign Language Club, STEM Club, Student Council, TAP (Technology Apprentice Program), Trojan Tribune, 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 or visiting the pages listed below.

► Administration | John Mills

► At a Glance | John Mills

► Attendance & Late Arrivals

► Before/After School Care

► Closings & Emergencies

► District Reporting Form

► Enrollment & Fees

► Expectations & PBIS

► Meal Menus

► School Hours

► Supply List | 2019-20

► Visiting a District School