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About Mary Frank Elementary School

Mary Frank Elementary School, 13111 Adams Road, Granger, IN 46530

Phone: 574-272-0340

Fax: 574-273-3806

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Christie Heerschop, Principal (

Mike Furnas, Secretary/Treasurer (

Christine Jones, Office Aide (


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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+ resultsMary Frank ranks in the top 4% of all 1,437 Indiana public schools.


ISTEP+ Spring 2017 Results­­­­–Percent of students passing ISTEP+               

               English/Language Arts    Math     

Grade 3                    87.7%               84.2%            

Grade 4                    89.2%               90.8%                        

Grade 5                    79.3%               75.9%


Click here for 2016-17 IREAD-3 Results.


Click here to see school demographic data and past school Performance Reports on the Indiana Department of Education website. 



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                

Custodians:  2.5

Classrooms:  17                 

School day:  7:55 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Special Facilities

Instructional Materials Center

32 station computer lab

Classroom computer stations

Parent center

Music room

Gymnasium and cafeteria

Kids Club childcare program

Academic Programs

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.


Parent Involvement

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    

Art Smart                                            

Fourth/fifth grade environmental camp experience

Intramural basketball 5th grade

Wee Deliver Program

Kids Club before and after school childcare

Student Council

TV studio, 4th and 5th grade

Full-day kindergarten

Mission Statement

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