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 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.
Entire School (public) passing both ELA & Math – Northpoint #1, Prairie Vista #4
Entire School (public) passing ELA – Prairie Vista #2, Northpoint #3
Entire School (public) passing Math – Northpoint #5
3rd Grade (public) passing both ELA & Math – Prairie Vista #3, Northpoint #4
5th Grade (public) passing ELA – Mary Frank #1, and Entire school – Mary Frank #3, Northpoint #4
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.
Northpoint’s Federal Rating from the 2018-2019 school year was Exceeds Expectations.
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.