Academics

 

Elm Road teacher with student

Academic Programs:

Elm Road Elementary offers balanced literacy, 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 and among P-H-M’s nine “A” rated schools. Elm Road is also one of three 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. Based on Spring 2021 ILEARN results, P-H-M is in the state’s Top 6% among public school districts, Top 3% of all public school corporations passing ELA and Top 7% of all public school corporations passing Math.

Click here to see Elm’s ILEARN 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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana received a waiver from calculating Federal Accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. In addition, Indiana has requested a waiver for the 2020-2021 school year as well.

Elm Road’s Federal Rating from the 2018-2019 school year was Meets Expectations.

Click to see the Federal Accountability Ratings.

Honors and Achievements:

Elm Road has also earned the distinction of being among Indiana’s Top 30% of Public Elementary Schools by U.S. News & World Report (data is based on the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years). Click here to learn more.

Elm Road was named a STEM Certified School in early May 2020. STEM is a major focus of the Excellence in Education that we provide to our students. We are elevating the math and science curricula along with creating engaging co-curricular activities for students. Curriculum enhancing programs include Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and Mystery ScienceProject Lead the Way (PLTW) is in all 15 P-H-M schools at all levels—elementary through high school. PLTW’s computer science and engineering activities are integrated into our regular curricula at the elementary level helping to develop those critical thinking and problem solving skills. Mystery Science supplements the existing science curriculum by providing additional experiments, strengthening the connection to the Indiana Science standards.