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About Elm Road Elementary School

Elm Road Elementary School

59400 Elm Road, Mishawaka, IN 46544

Phone (574) 259-3743 

Fax (574) 258-9384


Dr. Lisa Soto Kile, Principal

Madelyn Beers, Assistant to the Principal

Judy Marosz, Secretary/Treasurer

Karen Russell, Office Aide


Click here for a list of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation contacts.



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 2018-19:  529

School day:  7:55 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.


Special Facilities

PennPALS Preschool Program

Kids Club (before and after school care)

Literacy room

Speech and hearing room

Sensory Room

Computer lab, laptop cart, iPad carts and Chromebook carts

Four extended Learning Areas with mini computer labs

Television broadcast studio


Media center

Outdoor environmental lab


Academic Programs

Elm Road Elementary offers balanced literacy, Title I, speech and hearing, inclusion of special needs children, an interventionist, academic competitions, fine arts, pe, music, social skills development and an Art Smart program.  Parent conferences include student data.   All students utilize 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 as needed.


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 ensure a student’s success.  Services for the family include counseling and support through referrals to outside agencies.


”A” rated School District
Elm Road Elementary is one of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation’s 11 elementary schools. For the seventh consecutive year, P-H-M has received an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education. P-H-M serves more than 11,100 students in its 11 elementary schools, three middle schools and Penn High School. With the release of the Spring 2018 ISTEP+ results, P-H-M ranks in the state’s Top 6% for grades 3-8. 


For the 2017-18 School Year, Elm Road received an “B” rating from the IDOE. Overall, 64 percent of Indiana schools received an A or B. For more information on and to view the 2017-18School Accountability Grades, please click here to visit the IDOE website.


ISTEP+ Spring 2018 Results – Percent students passing

              English/Lang Arts    Math

Grade 3          77%                68%

Grade 4          79%                69%

Grade 5          57%                69%


Click here for 2017-18 IREAD-3 Results.


Click here to see school demographic data and past school Performance Reports on the Indiana Department of Education website.


Parent Involvement

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


LEA Annual Report Cards

Beginning with 2017-2018 data, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each local educational agency (LEA) that receives Title I assistance to prepare and disseminate an annual LEA report card. An LEA report card must be concise and presented in an understandable and uniform format for parents. ESSA requires each LEA to share its report card on its website, or if the LEA does not have a website, in another public manner determined by the LEA.


Click here to view the 2017-2018 federal report cards on the IDOE Compass website.


In order to comply with this requirement, the LEA may develop its own report card in compliance with all reporting requirements, or provide on its website a link to IDOE's accountability data link for the LEA. All required data points for LEAs and schools will be included on IDOE's Compass site. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, LEAs will be required to provide IDOE the URL location where the LEA has provided its report card for the district and school levels to the public. The submission of this information will be provided through the LEA’s Title I application.


Information on the required data points may be found here. Please email all questions to



Student Council 

Art Smart

After-school enrichment/Tutorial programs

Academic competitions

Circle the State

S.O.A.R. Program

Sensory Room

PTO events

Music programs

Intramural sports

Recycling teams

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, white and gold


Mascot: Eagles


Motto:  “Putting Dreams Into Flight”