Elm Hill is the 'best' in the district, based on test scores. It is the smallest school, with a current enrollment of +/- 125 children K-5. Over the next two years, fifth graders will move to the 6-8 middle school and three elementary schools will consolidate into two. For Elm Hill, this means the end of the 'small school feel' that attracts many parents (K-4 enrollment will triple). It will also probably mean the end of looped K-1 classrooms and multi-age older classrooms, another draw for parents. Academically, the school follows the district's agenda of focusing significant energy on children with special needs. Enrichment for advanced children depends on the individual teacher's interest. No gifted/talented programming district-wide. Elm Hill 'specials' consist of Art (average); Phys. Ed (below average); Music (an embarrassment), plus Library and Social Skills/Health. No languages, movement, instrumental music. Instruction styles vary widely year to year. Good before/after care.
Elm Hill is a really great school they really help the kids that need the help and there is an after school group that really helps the students with homework or movie making they really think of the students and the parents. I was kinda nervous when my daughter started there because I never even went to elm hill as a kid so I didn't know how they were as far as teachers but they are great I am glad that I picked Elm hill and not the other schools in town she could have gone to they have really settled down with the move they had to make to north springfield so that there shows they can make it though all kinds of tough times they stick together as a school . Thank you and your teachers are really great .