Elm Road Elementary School

Summary:

Elm Road Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades PK-5 in Mishawaka, Indiana, part of the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, which is ranked 24th out of 381 school districts in the state and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. With a student population of 513, Elm Road Elementary has a predominantly White student body (69.4%), with smaller percentages of African American (8.38%), Hispanic (11.5%), and other racial/ethnic groups.

Elm Road Elementary School has consistently performed well on ILEARN assessments, with proficiency rates generally higher than the district and state averages. However, the school has seen a significant increase in the percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, from 25.23% in 2021-2022 to 43.27% in 2022-2023, suggesting a growing population of economically disadvantaged students. Additionally, while the school has seen a decrease in chronic absenteeism, from 28.6% in 2021-2022 to 16.9% in 2022-2023, this rate is still higher than the district average. When compared to nearby schools, Moran Elementary School and Bittersweet Elementary School have consistently outperformed Elm Road on ILEARN assessments, while Meadow's Edge Elementary School has generally lower proficiency rates, particularly in Math.

Overall, Elm Road Elementary School appears to be a solid-performing school within the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, with some areas for improvement, particularly in closing the achievement gap with higher-performing nearby schools and addressing chronic absenteeism. The school's growing population of economically disadvantaged students may also require additional resources and support to ensure their academic success.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 59400 Elm Rd
       Mishawaka, IN  46544


(574) 259-3743

District: Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
282nd of 1,010 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,776 Help


Students who attend Elm Road Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Virgil I Grissom Middle School
High:    Penn High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.9 Help
Number of students:  513

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.4%
Hispanic:
11.5%
Two or more races:
9.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Elm Road Elementary School ranks better than 72.1% of elementary schools in Indiana. It also ranks 9th among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 71.25. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.4%), Hispanic (11.5%), two or more races (9.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 43.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Elm Road Elementary School is 16.9, which is the 4th best among 11 elementary schools in the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Elm Road Elementary School employs 30.2 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Elm Road Elementary School is $8,776. 5 elementary schools in the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Elm Road Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp 24th of 381 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Elm Road Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 52.66 514th 959 46.4%
2006 44.07 619th 961 35.6%
2007 52.51 548th 985 44.4%
2008 61.94 397th 996 60.1%
2009 51.46 581st 1003 42.1%
2010 61.07 441st 1009 56.3%
2011 56.90 519th 1025 49.4%
2012 51.06 590th 1015 41.9%
2013 61.29 460th 1035 55.6%
2014 55.93 534th 1036 48.5%
2015 62.66 415th 1040 60.1%
2016 62.54 436th 1046 58.3%
2017 71.43 285th 1033 72.4%
2018 69.19 324th 1027 68.5%
2019 83.49 127th 1031 87.7%
2021 73.43 253rd 1016 75.1%
2022 79.28 182nd 1020 82.2%
2023 76.37 215th 1016 78.8%
2024 71.25 282nd 1010 72.1%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Elm Road Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 619 2 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 623
1989 680 3 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 687
1990 750 6 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 761
1991 585 1 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 593
1992 568 3 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 578
1993 561 5 6 8 3 n/a n/a 0 583
1994 592 9 6 5 5 n/a n/a 0 617
1995 568 11 7 7 3 n/a n/a 5 601
1996 568 11 7 7 3 n/a n/a 5 601
1997 564 14 4 6 6 n/a n/a 7 601
1998 555 7 4 8 9 n/a n/a 0 583
1999 355 1 1 4 6 n/a n/a 0 367
2000 358 1 1 5 4 n/a n/a 0 369
2001 324 1 0 6 1 n/a n/a 0 332
2002 265 4 0 8 2 n/a n/a 0 279
2003 265 4 0 8 2 n/a n/a 0 279
2004 260 2 3 7 5 n/a n/a 0 277
2005 259 2 5 9 8 n/a n/a 0 283
2006 393 14 4 12 8 n/a n/a 0 431
2007 384 15 5 18 9 n/a n/a 35 466
2008 366 13 5 19 10 n/a n/a 27 440
2009 382 16 11 16 6 n/a n/a 30 461
2010 376 14 11 15 6 n/a n/a 32 454
2011 352 15 8 12 4 0 38 0 429
2012 364 25 12 11 2 0 27 0 441
2013 373 24 9 21 1 0 20 0 448
2014 402 21 11 23 1 0 23 0 481
2015 428 20 8 24 2 0 22 0 504
2016 453 25 14 37 3 0 22 0 554
2017 449 20 13 35 2 0 26 0 545
2018 447 19 11 42 3 3 34 0 559
2019 409 22 15 52 3 3 25 0 529
2020 355 23 8 49 3 3 34 0 475
2021 347 22 12 45 1 3 38 0 468
2022 377 35 6 60 1 2 54 0 535
2023 356 43 4 59 1 1 49 0 513

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Elm Road Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 623 28.0 22.2 10.9
1989 687 32.5 21.1 9.9
1990 761 34.3 22.1 11.2
1991 593 30.5 19.4 14.7
1992 578 30.5 18.9 18.2
1993 583 29.5 19.8 19.2
1994 617 30.5 20.2 22.9
1995 601 32.0 18.8 25.8
1996 601 32.0 18.8 25.8
1997 601 30.2 19.9 31.5
1998 583 30.6 19.1 25.4
1999 367 21.0 17.5 28.6
2000 369 19.0 19.4 32.8
2001 332 17.3 19.2 32.5
2002 279 13.3 21.0 38.4
2003 279 13.3 21.0 38.4
2004 277 12.9 21.5 34.7
2005 283 13.6 20.8 35.7
2006 431 19.0 22.7 33.9
2007 466 n/a n/a 35.7
2008 440 20.8 21.2 34.4
2009 461 23.0 20.0 39.9
2010 454 21.2 21.3 45.7
2011 429 21.5 19.9 41.5
2012 441 29.0 15.2 43.3
2013 448 19.0 23.5 45.1
2014 481 22.0 21.8 43
2015 504 23.0 21.9 39.3
2016 554 24.0 23.0 39.2
2017 545 25.5 21.3 36.1
2018 559 24.0 23.2 36.1
2019 529 24.0 22.0 33.1
2020 475 24.2 19.6 39.6
2021 468 24.2 19.3 34
2022 535 29.2 18.2 25.2
2023 513 30.2 16.9 43.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Elm Road Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 623 28.0 22.2 10.9
1989 687 32.5 21.1 9.9
1990 761 34.3 22.1 11.2
1991 593 30.5 19.4 14.7
1992 578 30.5 18.9 18.2
1993 583 29.5 19.8 19.2
1994 617 30.5 20.2 22.9
1995 601 32.0 18.8 25.8
1996 601 32.0 18.8 25.8
1997 601 30.2 19.9 31.5
1998 583 30.6 19.1 25.4
1999 367 21.0 17.5 28.6
2000 369 19.0 19.4 32.8
2001 332 17.3 19.2 32.5
2002 279 13.3 21.0 38.4
2003 279 13.3 21.0 38.4
2004 277 12.9 21.5 34.7
2005 283 13.6 20.8 35.7
2006 431 19.0 22.7 33.9
2007 466 n/a n/a 35.7
2008 440 20.8 21.2 34.4
2009 461 23.0 20.0 39.9
2010 454 21.2 21.3 45.7
2011 429 21.5 19.9 41.5
2012 441 29.0 15.2 43.3
2013 448 19.0 23.5 45.1
2014 481 22.0 21.8 43
2015 504 23.0 21.9 39.3
2016 554 24.0 23.0 39.2
2017 545 25.5 21.3 36.1
2018 559 24.0 23.2 36.1
2019 529 24.0 22.0 33.1
2020 475 24.2 19.6 39.6
2021 468 24.2 19.3 34
2022 535 29.2 18.2 25.2
2023 513 30.2 16.9 43.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Elm Road Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $517 (6.0%) $8,029 (94.0%) $8,546
2020 $564 (6.0%) $8,858 (94.0%) $9,423
2021 $652 (6.8%) $8,882 (93.2%) $9,535
2022 $669 (7.6%) $8,107 (92.4%) $8,776

Data source: Indiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Elm Road Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 127th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 215th of 1016 Elementary schools
 8.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Elm Road Elementary School)59.444.2
 15.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp)66.156.6
 9.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (Elm Road Elementary School)62.367.5
 5.2%
   3rd Grade Math (Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp)74.570.8
 3.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Elm Road Elementary School)63.650.7
 13%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp)70.661.9
 8.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Elm Road Elementary School)7555.8
 19.2%
   4th Grade Math (Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp)77.669.1
 8.5%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Elm Road Elementary School)70.544.7
 25.8%
   4th Grade Science (Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp)72.954.9
 18%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Elm Road Elementary School)63.753.3
 10.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp)73.564.4
 9.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.540.2
 7.3%
5th Grade Math (Elm Road Elementary School)68.165.2
 2.9%
   5th Grade Math (Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp)70.967.5
 3.4%
   5th Grade Math (Indiana)47.841.1
 6.7%
5th Grade Social Studies (Elm Road Elementary School)62.647.8
 14.8%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp)66.755
 11.8%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Indiana)4639.1
 6.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students529513
 3%
African American2243
 95.5%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian154
 73.3%
Hispanic5259
 13.5%
Pacific Islander31
 66.7%
White409356
 13%
Two or More Races2549
 96%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients33.1%43.3%
 10.2%


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Elm Road Elementary School ranks 282nd of 1010 Indiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Elm Road Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Virgil I Grissom Middle School
High : Penn High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 513 students attended Elm Road Elementary School.

Students at Elm Road Elementary School are 69% White, 12% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 8% African American.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Indiana Department of Education.

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