About Elm Road Elementary School

Elm Road Elementary School

59400 Elm Road, Mishawaka, IN 46544

574/259-3743 Fax: 574/258-9384

Lisa Soto Kile, Ph.D., principal

Judy Marosz, secretary


Elm Road School was built in 1953.  It was completely renovated in 1987 when Boner and Fulmer Elementary Schools were closed and students were consolidated at the present facility.


Grades full-day kindergarten through fifth grade

Enrollment 2013-2014: 482

Classroom Teachers:  19

Special Teachers:  music, physical education, special education, reading, media aide, interventionist, speech

Teacher aides:  6

Classrooms:     19

Media aide: 1

Family Resource Specialist:  1

School day:  7:55 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Special Facilities

Project activity rooms

Reading room

Speech and hearing room

Computer Labs

Art room


Media center

Outdoor environmental lab

Academic Programs

Elm Road Elementary offers balanced literacy, Title 1, learning disabled, speech and hearing, inclusion of special needs children, interventionist, academic competitions, fine arts, PE, music, social skill development and an Art Smart program.  Parent conferences include student data.  Students participate in a cognitive ability-training program  All students visit the computer enrichment/remediation lab. A mastery learning model is in place for all students. Essential skills in reading and math are assessed on a regular basis. Students receive additional tutoring or enrichment based upon assessment results.

 Instruction at Elm Road is delivered by groups of teachers organized into teams.  An objective-based curriculum is used in the subject areas of language arts and mathematics.  The curriculum is integrated in a developmentally appropriate manner to enhance student learning.

 At Elm Road we believe in wrapping services around students and families to insure a student’s success.  Services for the family include counseling and support through referrals to outside agencies.

ISTEP+ Spring 2014 Results – Percent of students passing ISTEP+

            English/Language Arts   Math  Science     Social Studies

Grade 3      89                           83

Grade 4      83                           84         83

Grade 5      78                           87                            74

Parent Involvement

An active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) provides volunteers who assist with family special events and daily school activities.


Academic competitions

Circle the State

Music programs

Intramural sports

Jump Rope Club

Peace Keepers

Recycling teams/Watt Watchers


Zimbabwe-Style Xylophone Ensemble

Kids Club childcare

Mission Statement

The Elm Road School community provides a positive learning environment in which students develop their potential as life-long learners and responsible citizens.

Elm Road students will attend Grissom Middle School and Penn High School.

Colors: Green and white

Mascot: Eagles

Motto:  “Putting Dreams Into Flight”