Elm Road Elementary School
59400 Elm Road, Mishawaka, IN 46544
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 2016-2017: 520
Classroom Teachers: 22
Special Teachers: music, physical education, special education, reading, media aide, interventionist, speech
Teacher aides: 8
Media aide: 1
Family Resource Specialist: 1
School day: 7:55 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Speech and hearing room
Computer lab, laptop cart, iPad carts and Chromebook carts
Four extended Learning Areas with mini computer labs
Television broadcast studio
Outdoor environmental lab
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.
Based on the 2017 Spring ISTEP+ results, Elm Road ranks in the top 19% of all 1,437 Indiana public schools.
For the 2016-17 school year, Elm Road received an A rating from the Indiana Department of Education. Overall, 62 percent of Indiana schools received an A or B. For more information on and to view the 2016-17 School Accountability Grades, please click here to visit the IDOE website.
ISTEP+ Spring 2017 Results – Percent students passing
English/Lang Arts Math
Grade 3 77.6% 68.4%
Grade 4 75.0% 65.9%
Grade 5 71.6% 76.1%
An active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) provides volunteers who assist with family special events and daily school activities.
After-school enrichment/Tutorial programs
Circle the State
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”