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About Elm Middle School

Welcome to Elm Middle School, home of the Cougars! 

Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, except when school is closed due to holidays or breaks.

Please note that during the 2023-24 school year, each Monday will be an early release day for students, with dismissal at 2:09 p.m. For more information about entrance and dismissal times, visit our Bell Schedule page.

One Community, One Middle School

Located in the Near West Chicago suburb of Elmwood Park, Ill., Elm Middle School provides a comprehensive, standards-based public education to students in grades 6-8 as part of Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401.

We offer a rigorous three-year curriculum organized within the framework of our College & Career Pathways program. Elm is proud to be the District's only middle school.

Contact Us

Phone: 708-452-3550


Ashley Groeneveld is the school's principal, she can be reached at

David Parolin is the school's assistant principal, he can be reached at

Maria Vargas is the school's secretary, she can be reached at