Pinewood Elementary School
Pinewood Elementary 3420 East Bristol Street
Elkhart, IN 46514
Tel: 574-262-5595
Fax: 574-262-5745

Principal: Melinda Shaw
Assistant Principal: Carla Hochstetler
Secretary: Christine Hack 
School hours: 8:35 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
CARES Coordinator: Pinewood Elementary (What is CARES?)
School Improvement Plan

The first lines of the Pinewood Elementary School student creed are:
"I will make education my number one priority.
I will be the best that I can be and achieve at my highest level . . . "


The heart and soul of the student creed permeates Pinewood Elementary School. It is more than just a motivational saying: It is an essential part of the culture of the school.

Dedicated staff and extraordinary volunteers lead the way for children to experience the creed everyday. And when caring adults make education a priority and doing one’s personal best a daily habit, students thrive.

Pinewood is a magnet site for Elkhart Community Schools’ High Ability Program known as "PEP" (Providing for Excellent Potential). Here, students who display above-average learning potential are given extra opportunities to shine academically and socially. The presence of these bright children and their involved parents are a key component to success for all in the school.

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