Academics

Lindsay Helman helping a student

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.

How We Rate:

“A” rated School District
Mary Frank is one of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation’s 11 elementary schools. P-H-M has consistently received an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education since 2011. 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. Mary Frank specific highlights from 2021 ILEARN results include the following:

  • 5th Grade (public) passing both ELA & Math –  Mary Frank #1, and  Entire school – Mary Frank #1

  • 5th Grade (public) passing ELA – Mary Frank #1, and Entire school – Mary Frank #3,  Northpoint #4 

Click here to see Mary Frank ILEARN Results.

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

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.

Mary Frank’s Federal Rating from the 2018-2019 school year was Exceeds Expectations.

Click to see the Federal Accountability Ratings.

Honors and Achievements

Mary Frank has earned the distinction of being ranked Indiana’s #8 for Public Elementary Schools by U.S. News & World Report (data is based on the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years).  Click here to learn more.

Mary Frank’s 3rd grade English/Language Arts ILEARN scores were the highest in the entire state! With the release of the Spring 2019 ILEARN results, Mary Frank ranked #8 in Indiana. 

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.