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The mission of the EPCUSD #401 Educational Foundation is to create partnerships with community members, organizations and businesses to support the Elmwood Park Public Schools in their efforts to provide a challenging and rich educational environment that will prepare all students for the future.

Welcome to the Elmwood Park Educational Foundation

The Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401 Educational Foundation Board of Directors is proud to announce that the Foundation is now fully approved and functioning as an educational support foundation. Upon the recent receipt of non-profit tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service, the D401 Educational Foundation has opened access to this website and its Facebook page to provide information to the community about its goals and projects.

Our Goal:  Enhancing Learning Through Science

This coming year presents another challenge.   The Foundation is setting a goal of $20,000 to assist in starting annual academic enrichment programs such as Mad Scientists, Lego Robotics, and Science Alliance. To help us achieve this goal, we will need to create on-going partnerships with local businesses, service organizations, community members, and parents. In addition, the Board of Directors is expanding to include more community and parent leaders, so if you have an interest in being part of the board, please feel free to contact us.

Let’s get started and all be a part of providing a positive and exciting experience for the kids of Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401.

About The District

Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401 serves over 2800 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade in five schools.

Elmwood Park C.U.S.D. #401, a unit district in a suburban community with a small town feel, strives to cultivate the following:

  • Individualized Social-Emotional learning processes.
  • Rigorous academics fostering inquisitive minds prepared for critical thinking.
  • Active, engaged partnerships with the community and parents.
  • Innovative uses of 21st century technologies for teaching and learning.

Our Vision

The vision of Elmwood Park C.U.S.D. #401 is to inspire minds in the pursuit of excellence through the District 401 Long Range Plans 2012-2016

Profile highlights of the District include:

  • 23:1 student-to-staff ratios
  • 72% of all teachers with Master’s degrees
  • 100% of teachers are “highly qualified”
  • 94% graduation rate
  • Strong State Financial Profile Rating
  • District’s five-year performance on “all state tests” above state level