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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


Lisa Soto Kile, Ph.D., principal

Judy Marosz, secretary


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.



Preschool Program

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

Classrooms:     22

Media aide: 1

Family Resource Specialist:  1

School day:  7:55 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.


Special Facilities

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.


Based on the 2017 Spring ISTEP+ resultsElm 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%

Click here for 2016-17 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.



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 and white


Mascot: Eagles


Motto:  “Putting Dreams Into Flight”