Students gather near their teacher in one of the Nora classrooms

General Information

Nora Elementary serves a diverse population of students. Our K-5 school is located in the heart of Indianapolis, and it is home to 520 students from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds. We have over 20 different languages spoken by our students and families, and for almost half of our population, English is not their native language. Our students and staff get to learn each day from the unique experiences and perspectives that our diverse population brings to our school community. Many Families, One Nora

Academic & Extracurricular Program Offerings

Our Nora teachers work hard every day to meet the individual needs of each student in their classrooms. This involves differentiated instruction depending on each student’s level and understanding of the content. During our literacy and math blocks, teachers set up stations for students to participate in targeted activities to practice skills taught during whole group instruction time. This time also allows teachers to work with students in small groups to provide more direct instruction.
Other Offerings include: Specials (Physical Education, Art, Music, Technology, and Library/Media), ENL, and Special Education (Resource, PACES, and Autism).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nora’s enrollment policy?
As a traditional public school, Nora Elementary has an open enrollment policy and proudly provides high-quality education for all students. We welcome students at any time; however, we encourage families to take advantage of natural transition times to make it easier for the student. Registration information can be found on our district website.
What are your standard school day hours?
Student arrival begins at 7:30am and the school day officially begins at 7:50am. Our students dismiss for the day at 2:35pm.
Does Nora offer before and after-school care?
Through a long-standing partnership with At Your School (AYS), before and after-school care is available at Nora Elementary (based on availability). AYS participants experience a balance of academic and social development opportunities each day. Additionally, Nora buses transport to a few different childcare centers in the area; reach out to the front office for more information. Various after-school clubs and activities are offered at different times throughout the school year, including running club, garden club, artistically talented, choir, and math bowl.
What is the average number of students in each classroom?
Our average class sizes at Nora range between 20-25 students per classroom.
What are Nora’s school safety policies?
Keeping students safe is paramount at all Washington Township Schools. External doors remain locked at all times, and school resource officers are assigned to service each building. Staff carries a district-issued ID while in our school. Any visitors must check in with the front office upon arrival to ensure they are approved and to receive a name tag. District background checks are required for any volunteers that come into our school building, including parents and community partners. Our students and staff participate in monthly safety drills, including fire, tornado, and lock down, in order to ensure that we are prepared in case of an emergency.

If you are interested in learning more about Nora Elementary, please contact:
Peter Schlifke, Principal

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