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About Moran Elementary School

Moran Elementary School

305 North Beech, Osceola, IN 46561

Phone: (574) 674-8504

Fax: (574) 674-4375


Lisa Russell, Principal

Martha Hilfman, Secretary/Treasurer

Sherry Klosinski, Office Aide

Jennifer Ginter, Office Aide




Grades K-5

Enrollment 2020-2021:  431 (as of Oct. 1, 2020)

​School day:  8:40 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.


”A” rated School & School District
Moran is one of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation’s nine schools, and one of three P-H-M Title I schools, to receive an “A” rating for the 2018-19 school year! 

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. With the release of the Spring 2019 ILEARN results, P-H-M ranks 12th in the state for combined ELA & Math scores in grades 3-8. 


*Because COVID-19 shut down Indiana schools in the Spring of 2020, students did not take statewide assessments for the 2019-2020 school year.


ILEARN Spring 2019 Results­­­­–Percent of students passing ILEARN

                 English/Language Arts    Math   

Grade 3                      45%                63%

Grade 4                      62%                71%            

Grade 5                      74%                68%


Click here for 2018-19 IREAD-3 Results.

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


LEA Annual Report Cards

Beginning with 2017-2018 data, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each local educational agency (LEA) that receives Title I assistance to prepare and disseminate an annual LEA report card. An LEA report card must be concise and presented in an understandable and uniform format for parents. ESSA requires each LEA to share its report card on its website, or if the LEA does not have a website, in another public manner determined by the LEA.


Click here to view the 2017-2018 federal report cards on the IDOE website.     


In order to comply with this requirement, the LEA may develop its own report card in compliance with all reporting requirements, or provide on its website a link to IDOE's accountability data link for the LEA. All required data points for LEAs and schools will be included on IDOE's Compass site. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, LEAs will be required to provide IDOE the URL location where the LEA has provided its report card for the district and school levels to the public. The submission of this information will be provided through the LEA’s Title I application.

Information on the required data points may be found here. Please email all questions to



Moran was built in 1951.  The building was completely renovated in 1982 and is attractive and technologically up-to-date.  A building addition completed in 2002 provides new front office space, a computer lab and a TV studio.


Special Facilities/Resources

Kids Club (before and after school care)

Chromebook carts providing 1:1 Technology for every student

Library search stations

Group presentation room

Extended learning areas

Safe age-appropriate playground

Student breakfast and lunch programs


Academic Programs

Literacy groups and guided reading strategies are used in all classrooms as pro-active interventions and enrichment for all students.  School wide enrichment is offered along with Title I.  All special needs students are integrated in the regular classrooms under the supervision of a mild/severe disabilities teacher and program assistants when appropriate.  Speech/language development and hearing programs are also available. The IMC (Instructional Materials Center) and computer lab are coordinated by a media aide and a technology aide. The Computer Lab is facilitated by a system coordinator.  The following programs are offered:  Wilson Tutoring, LIPS, Classworks, Focused Instruction, Media Lab/TV studio and Study Island.


Parent Involvement

Moran has an active Parent Teacher Association (PTA) which provides funding for teacher and student support and school spirit, several major field trips, facilitates fund raising, yearbook and apparel sales, also sponsors a Back-to-School Picnic and school wide socials to bring families into the school. Parent volunteers assist the teachers and staff with tutoring, classroom assistance and chaperones. Teachers and other staff members sponsor family nights and various parent education programs throughout the school year.



Academic Competitions

Accelerated Reading Program

Field trips

First LEGO League

Holiday Food Drives

Intramural Basketball for 4 and 5th grade

Partnership with Osceola Community Players

School-wide Reading Challenge

School-wide recycling program

Service Projects

Skating Parties

Student Council



Responsible, Respectful, Reliable, and Ready to Learn


Colors:   Royal blue and white           


Mascot: Knight