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
Media aide: 1
Family Resource Specialist: 1
School day: 7:55 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Project activity rooms
Speech and hearing room
Outdoor environmental lab
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
An active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) provides volunteers who assist with family special events and daily school activities.
Circle the State
Jump Rope Club
Recycling teams/Watt Watchers
Zimbabwe-Style Xylophone Ensemble
Kids Club childcare
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
Motto: “Putting Dreams Into Flight”