Curriculum & Standards


District 401's two elementary schools — John Mills Elementary and Elmwood Elementary — provide rigorous, standards-based instruction in a variety of academic subjects.

Our core curriculum is made up of instruction in the following areas:

► English Language Arts
► Mathematics
► Science
► Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
► Social Studies

Our students also receive instruction in the following subjects, which we call "specials":

► Art
► Enrichment
► Music
► Physical Education
► Technology

The District's curriculum is fully aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards (ILS), which in turn incorporate standards from a variety of other sources, such as the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

In addition, the District has aligned its use of technology to the globally recognized standards developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Taken together, these standards establish the goals and expectations for instruction at all of the District's grade levels. 


To Learn More


For additional information about curriculum and standards at our elementary grade levels, we invite you to visit the pages listed below.


JOHN MILLS ELEMENTARY
Grades PK-5
2824 N. 76th Ave., Elmwood Park, IL 60707

 Curriculum Guide
 Standards for Student Learning

ELMWOOD ELEMENTARY
Grades K-5
2319 N. 76th Ave., Elmwood Park, IL 60707

 Curriculum Guide
 Standards for Student Learning


Do you have general questions about curricular programming and content? If so, please contact Dr. Kimberly Ontiveros, the District's Director for Curriculum & Instruction.