Northpoint students

Academic Programs

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.

How We Rate:

”A” rated School & School District
Northpoint Elementary is one of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation’s 11 elementary schools and among P-H-M’s nine “A” rated schools.

P-H-M is among Indiana’s top performing public school corporations (Spring 2022 ILEARN).

  • P-H-M is in the Top 3.67%, #11 out of Indiana’s public school districts (299)!
  • Ranking of Indiana public schools that passed both ELA and Math:
    • Northpoint Elementary School is #1
    • Prairie Vista Elementary School is #2
    • Discovery Middle School is #2

The IDOE’S Graduates Prepared to Succeed Dashboard provides student-focused data to empower Indiana’s educators & families with information on how we are preparing our students for college and career success. Click here to view Northpoint’s Student Performance Report.

For State Accountability purposes, the State Board has placed all schools into the “No Grade” category for the 2022-2023 school year. Therefore, a state report card for 2022-2023 is not available.

Honors and Achievements:

Northpoint has also earned the distinction of being ranked the #1 Indiana Public Elementary School in Indiana by U.S. News & World Report (data is based on the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years). Click here to learn more.

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, 2016 and 2017.