Students reading on floor in one of our classrooms

General Information

Spring Mill Elementary, home of the Bulldogs, serves 507 students in kindergarten through 5th Grade. Our student demographic is comprised of 20 countries and 16 languages, making our school community ethnically and racially diverse. Spring Mill Elementary is located off West 86th Street and Spring Mill Road. Due to referendum funds, we are fortunate to have a completely renovated building, as of August 2022, nestled within a beautiful neighborhood.

Our theme for the 23-24 school year is “Good, Better, Best…Excellent On Purpose”.  Every day, we strive to do our very best because our students are worth it.  We know that our students can, and will, be successful if we are intentional and targeted with our instruction and strive for excellence.  Our theme for the 2022-2023 school year was “All In, Put Your Heart In It.” We know that education in the 21st Century is not just a matter of being highly skilled but also dedicating a whole heart commitment. Therefore, it is our goal each day to ensure that lessons are engaging and culturally responsive to the needs of our diverse community of students.

Academic & Extracurricular Program Offerings

Spring Mill Elementary offers a variety of special area classes such as music, visual arts, media, technology, and physical education. In addition, we provide afterschool enrichment programs in the form of clubs, tutoring, and grade-level celebrations. We offer high-ability programming in a cluster model in grades one-five. Through our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) process, we provide targeted instruction to ensure all students are meeting their academic goals and receiving support through interventions and/or enrichment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Spring Mill Elementary’s enrollment policy?
As a traditional public school, Spring Mill has an open enrollment policy and proudly provides high-quality education for all students. Although we welcome students at any time throughout the school year, we encourage families to take advantage of natural academic breaks (ie Semester, End of Grading Period, etc.) to make transitions easier for students. Additional information can be found on our district website under Student Registration and Enrollment.
What are your standard school day hours?
Hours of academic operation for Washington Township elementary schools are Monday-Friday, 7:50 am - 2:35 pm. For families with students of different educational levels, our middle school hours are 9:20 am - 4:20 pm, and our high school hours are 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.
Does Spring Mill Elementary offer before and after-school care?
Through a long-standing partnership with At Your School (AYS), before and after-school care is available at all eight elementary schools. Participants experience a balance of academic and social development opportunities each day. Along with AYS, various after-school clubs and activities are offered at different times throughout the school year. These include athletics, music, art, academic teams, STEM clubs, and more!
What is the average number of students in each classroom?
At Spring Mill Elementary, our average class size is 22 students. All kindergarten classrooms have a teacher, as well as a full-time Instructional Assistant, making their adult-to-student ratio even lower.
What are Spring Mill Elementary’s school safety policies?
Keeping students safe is paramount at all Washington Township Schools. External doors remain locked, and school resource officers are assigned to service each building. Staff and visitors carry a district-issued ID while in our school. Safety drills are practiced monthly to ensure all students are aware of our safety procedures and prepared should an emergency occur.

If you are interested in learning more about Spring Mill Elementary, please contact:
Mrs. Kellèe Merritt, Principal
(317) 259-5462 ext 17105

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