Northpoint Elementary School
50800 Cherry Road, Granger, IN 46530
Phone: (574) 271-8598
Fax: (574) 968-6003
Diane Wirth, Principal
Barb Colborn, Secretary/Treasurer
Lynn Killelea, Ann Simon, Office Aides
Kindergarten through fifth grade
Enrollment 2018-19: 620
School day: 7:55 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
”A” rated School & School District
Northpoint is one of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation’s seven “A” rated schools and the #2 public elementary school in the state of Indiana!
For the seventh consecutive year, P-H-M has received an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education. 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 2018 ISTEP+ results, P-H-M ranks in the state’s Top 6% for grades 3-8.
Overall, 64 percent of Indiana schools received an A or B. For more information on and to view the 2017-18 School Accountability Grades, please click here to visit the IDOE website.
ISTEP+ Spring 2018 Results–Percent of students passing ISTEP+
English/Language Arts Math
Grade 3 90% 92%
Grade 4 99% 96%
Grade 5 90% 96%
Northpoint Elementary School, offering state-of-the art facilities and educational opportunities, opened in August 1998. A building addition, consisting of 16 classrooms, two music rooms and a large group instruction area, was added in 2001.
Kids Club (before and after school child care)
Instructional Materials Center (Library)
Two thirty station computer labs
Large Group Instruction area
Two music rooms
Five extended learning areas, with mini-computer labs
Television Broadcast Studio
Enclosed courtyard with amphitheater
Outdoor classroom with seating for 40 students
Northpoint Elementary School follows a block schedule, which provides flexibility in scheduling academic activities and common planning time for teachers. All students receive instruction from specialists in the areas of general music and fitness. Each class visits the Instructional Materials Center (IMC/Library) on a weekly basis where students are encouraged to borrow books for recreational and informational reading. Each class visits the computer lab once or twice a week for structured lessons using keyboarding and other software programs that provide for skill remediation, skill development, skill practice, and/or enrichment.
Classes are organized as looping or traditional classrooms. Looping allows students to experience the security and stability of having the same teacher or team of teachers for two years. Looping also promotes close relationships between children, teachers, and families and encourages team teaching, providing greater opportunity for one-on-one time, exposing the learner to more different teaching styles and skills, and enhancing assessment by providing multiple perspectives on a student’s work and progress.
Northpoint provides an inclusive environment where students with special needs are placed in the regular classrooms. Support services are provided for students with learning disabilities, speech and hearing deficiencies, and other areas of exceptionality.
A parent-teacher organization (PTO) sponsors and supports a variety of student activities and projects. Parents and patrons serve as volunteers in the classrooms and the Instructional Materials Center.
Honors and Achievements
Northpoint was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2010 and 2016. The Indiana Department of Education has named Northpoint a Four Star School in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Academic competitions for students in grades 1-5
School-wide enrichment opportunities, including
Fifth grade environmental camp experience
Stars in Service-Student Council
Student Learning Celebrations/Performances
Television broadcast studio
The Northpoint Elementary School mission is to provide all students with a positive and challenging learning environment that empowers them to become responsible and productive citizens of the 21st century.
Northpoint Elementary students will attend Discovery Middle School and Penn High School.
Colors: Navy blue, silver, and white Mascot: Stars Motto: “Where every child can reach for the stars”
Northpoint shining stars, students that will go far!
Telling the truth and doing our best, effort and patience and friendliness.
These are the lifeskills that we know, this is our chance to learn and grow.
To Northpoint school we love to go, where children can reach for the stars!
Go Northpoint, we are the stars, we are the very best!
We are standing proud and strong, we always have success – RAH RAH RAH!
Northpoint is the right place to be, we will play with integrity.
Go, fight, and win tonight, see the Northpoint stars shine bright!