About Northaven


Laura Morris




1907 Oak Ridge Drive

Jeffersonville, IN


(812) 288-4865


(812) 288-4862

School Hours

Building Open to Students
8:40 am
Student Instructional Day
9:00 am to 3:35 pm







Welcome to Northaven Elementary School!

Northaven Elementary School is a traditional neighborhood school. The enrollment is around 400 in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Tonja Brading is principal.


Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The mission of Northaven Elementary is to provide an inclusive, nurturing, safe, and challenging teaching and learning environment in which staff, students, family, and community work collaboratively to challenge students to maximize their intellectual, social, cultural, and physical potentials and to promote success for a diverse student body.

Belief Statement

Belief Statement

Successful learners attend school regularly, come prepared, engage in learning, are productive members of the school community and believe they will be successful.

Staff behavior will direct school climate, and respect will be demonstrated by all staff and students in all settings, with both students and staff members taking ownership of individual behaviors and academic outcomes.

All staff believes that high expectations produce academic achievement through student engagement, positive student behavior, equal opportunities to learn, tailoring instruction to individual learning needs and styles, and through utilization of community resources.

Student learning is a reflection of all staff members and is most productive in a safe and secure learning environment.

A successful highly achieving school supports a positive relationship between parents and school when effective communication is collaborative, accurate, clear, consistent, and frequent.

After School Activities

Student Council

Garden Club

Academic Team

Cross Country


Dance Team




  • General
  • English & Language Arts
  • Math
  • By Spring 2013 ≥ 85% of students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will meet State Standards in ELA as measured by ISTEP/IMAST/ISTAR.
  • By Spring 2013 ≥ 90% of students in grades 3 will meet State Standards in Reading as measured by IREAD-3.

Benchmarks by Spring 2013 as measured by ISTEP/IMAST/ISTAR:

  • ≥ 60% of students in the bottom 25% subgroup will show High Growth in ELA.
  • ≥ 37% of students in the top 75% subgroup will show High Growth in ELA.
By Spring 2013 as measured by ISTEP/IMAST/ISTAR:

  • ≥ 85% of students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will meet State Standards in Math .
  • ≥ 60% of students in the bottom 25% subgroup will show High Growth
  • ≥ 30% of students in the top 75% subgroup will show High Growth

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All school cafeterias operate on a computerized lunch system. Students have a lunch account available for their use. Parents may deposit money into their child/children’s account at their convenience and may do so weekly, monthly, or yearly. If you would like restrictions placed on your child/children’s account, please send it in writing to the cafeteria manager at your child/children’s school. For example, if you don’t want your child to purchase a la carte items or breakfast, then the money will be used for lunch only.

If you have questions concerning free and reduced lunch contact Betsy Sumner.

For all other questions please contact Lisa Fackler.

Media Center

Media Center

Ms. Edna Logsdon – Media Clerk


About our Media Center: Students visit the Media Center 1-2 times per week as part of our Special Area Time rotation. During Library visits students are taught basic library skills, enjoy quiet reading and story time, and are encouraged to check out books on their regular library day. Students can also set up a time with their teacher and Ms. Logsdon to check out a book during the school day. Please encourage your child to be a reader!!

Circulation: Students in grades 1-3 are allowed to check-out 1 book.
Students in grades 4-5 are allowed to check-out 2 books.
Kindergarten: May check out 1 book beginning in January 2013.
Permission Slips will be sent out in December. Please read, sign, and return.

Loan Period: Books are due back after a 1 week loan period. If you would like to keep the book longer, just bring the book back on library day and ask to have it renewed.

Late Books: There are no charges for late books. However, no additional
books may be checked out until the late book is returned. Please encourage your student to return their books on time.

Lost Books: If a book is lost or damaged, the student must pay to replace the book before they can check out another book.

Computers: The Media Center has 3 computer stations available for student use. They can access the L4U (Library 4 Universal) automated card catalog. Students are encouraged to do research and ask for permission to take a Reading Counts Quiz.

Reading Counts: Northaven Elementary uses the Scholastic Reading Counts program as a way to motivate our students to read. Students read a book, and then take a short quiz on the computer to test their comprehension. Students receive prizes according to the number of points they earn. More than 50,000 titles are in the Scholastic Reading Counts database for Greater Clark Schools!! Please use the following link to access the program.

Go to the Reading Counts Website.



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Parent Teacher Organization

2013-2014 PTO Officers
President – Stacie Erickson
Vice President – Leslie Kelley
Secretary/Treasurer – Rhonda Aldridge
PTO Meetings
Meetings are held at the Northaven Library and start at 6:30pm.
PTO Fundraisers
PTO Events
Fall Festival – TBA
5th Grade Social – TBA

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