Elm Road teacher with student

Academic Programs:

Elm Road Elementary offers balanced literacy, Title I, speech and hearing, inclusion of special needs children, an interventionist, academic competitions, fine arts, P.E., 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.

How We Rate:

”A” rated School & School District
Elm Road Elementary is one of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation’s 11 elementary schools. P-H-M has nine “A” rated schools for the 2018-19 school year; and Elm Road is one of three of the Title I schools to accomplish this achievement. P-H-M has consistently received an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education since 2011. 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 2019 ILEARN results, P-H-M ranks 12th in the state for combined ELA & Math scores in grades 3-8. 

*Because COVID-19 shut down Indiana schools in the Spring of 2020, students did not take statewide assessments for the 2019-2020 school year.

ILEARN Spring 2019 Results – Percent students passing ILEARN

              English/Lang Arts    Math

Grade 3          59%                62%

Grade 4          64%                75%

Grade 5          64%                68%

Click here for 2018-19 IREAD-3 Results.

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

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 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

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