Mary Frank Elementary School, 13111 Adams Road, Granger, IN 46530
Christie Heerschop, Principal
Joyce Miller, Secretary/Treasurer
Christine Jones, Office Aide
For the 2016-17 school year, Mary Frank received a B rating from the Indiana Department of Education. Overall, 62 percent of Indiana schools received an A or B. For more information on and to view the 2016-17 School Accountability Grades, please click here to visit the IDOE website.
Based on the 2017 Spring ISTEP+ results, Mary Frank ranks in the top 4% of all 1,437 Indiana public schools.
English/Language Arts Math
Grade 3 87.7% 84.2%
Grade 4 89.2% 90.8%
Grade 5 79.3% 75.9%
Mary Frank Elementary School opened in 1958 and underwent a complete renovation in 1982 with the addition of a new gymnasium and eighteen additional classrooms.
Kindergarten through fifth grade
Enrollment 2016-2017: 339
Classroom Teachers: 16
Special Education Teacher: .5
Special Teachers: 2
Teacher Aides: 5
Learning Lab Coordinator: 1
Media Aides: 1
Program Assistants: 3
School day: 7:55 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Instructional Materials Center
32 station computer lab
Classroom computer stations
Gymnasium and cafeteria
Kids Club childcare program
Mary Frank students in grades one through five receive instruction from specialists in music and physical education. Each class visits the Instructional Materials Center (IMC) on a weekly basis. Students are encouraged to borrow books for recreational and informational reading. Mary Frank provides an inclusive environment where students with special needs are taught in regular classrooms. Support services are provided for students with learning disabilities, speech and hearing difficulties, and other areas of exceptionality.
The Mary Frank PTA sponsors a parenting resource center in addition to a variety of field trips and programs. Our Winter Craft Night, Family Dinner Nights, Summer Send-Off, and the Fifth Grade Recognition Program are examples of popular activities sponsored by the PTA. Our PTA sponsors the “Reflections” creativity contest for all students as well as a citizenship essay writing contest for fourth and fifth grade students. Families also participate in a variety of school-sponsored activities during National TV Turn-Off Week in April. Parents also volunteer to work in the Instructional Materials Center, in the Art Smart Program, and in classrooms. In 2004, members of the PTA won national recognition from Midwest Living magazine for a program to encourage volunteers in the school.
Honors and Achievements
In the fall of 1996, Mary Frank was named an Indiana Blue Ribbon School, a recognition received by only 11 other schools in the state. Mary Frank was a recipient of the Indiana Four Star School Award in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2006. In 2005, the Mary Frank PTA received the Outstanding Unit Award in Indiana.
Academic competitions for students in grades 1-5
Lego league robotic team 4th and 5th grade
Fourth/fifth grade environmental camp experience
Intramural basketball 5th grade
Wee Deliver Program
TV studio, 4th and 5th grade
Mary Frank Elementary School educates children to be lifelong learners, academically and socially, through the combined efforts of parents, children, and the community.
Mary Frank students will attend Discovery Middle School and Penn High School.
Colors: Green and white Mascot: Mustangs Motto: Learning for Life