Franklin, Indiana



Home of the Owls

Northwood-Logo-1Northwood Elementary School serves more than 500 students from Grades K-4. One of five elementary schools in the Franklin Community Schools system, we offer a broad and comprehensive understanding of knowledge and skills based on the Indiana Academic State Standards. These standards provide the master plan for learning.

Students receive a balance of learning experiences in the academic areas of English language arts, mathematics, social studies and citizenship, visual arts and music, health and wellness and physical education, adapted as necessary.

They also learn to use technology to solve problems related to home, school, community and workplace; and develop skills useful in performing individual and family responsibilities - preparing them for success in middle school.

Northwood Elementary School l Franklin, Indiana

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Northwood Elementary School Information

Northwood Elementary School l Franklin, IndianaNorthwood Elementary School
965 Grizzly Cub Drive 
Franklin, IN  46131 

Phone: 317.346.8900
FAX: 317.738.5757
Attendance Line: 317.346.8907 
School Hours                                             

Doors Open: 7:30 a.m.
Tardy Bell: 7:40 a.m.
Dismissal: 2:25 p.m.
Wednesday Early Dismissal: 1:40 pm

Karle Houghland l Northwood Elementary SchoolWelcome to Northwood Elementary! This year promises to be a great one for the "Nest!" 

Please check out our school page and the Franklin Community Schools website for information and continued updates. 

We also utilize ParentSquare to push out communication and will often post on our school's Facebook page as well. You can expect to get weekly newsletters from your child's teacher, and monthly school newsletters.  We are committed to our school motto, "Work Hard, Be Nice," and our staff and students demonstrate each and every day.

In addition to our fantastic classroom teachers, we are also privileged to have an Assistant Principal, full-time counselor, behavioral interventionist, instructional coach, special education teachers,  several instructional assistants and other staff to support our incredible students.  Please let us know how we can help.  We look forward to a great school year!

Mrs. Karle Hougland

Northwood Student Handbook

Northwood School Improvement Plan

The Indiana Department of Education empowers Indiana’s families, educators, school administrators, and community leaders with a learner-centered, future-focused dashboard that displays how our students are building necessary knowledge and skills — in all grades and all schools — through the Indiana GPS dashboard.

At Northwood Elementary School, the counselor's job is to make sure that students are happy, healthy, and hardworking. Whether it is leading whole classes through Second Steps lessons, teaching small group or individual lessons, the school counselor's ultimate goal is to help.


As part of the National Breakfast Program and School Lunch Program, Franklin Community Schools offer healthy, nutritious meals to all students each day.

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