School Information

School Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

School location: Maplewood Elementary is in the southern half of Wayne Township at the northeast corner of Minnesota and Dunlap, east of Lynhurst. View Map

Student Handbook:  2017-18 Student Handbook.pdf, 2017-18 Student Handbook.pdf (Español)

Grades Served:Pre-Kindergarten – 6th Grade

Staff: 46 teachers, including principal, asst. principal, grade teachers, special education, tech specialists, media specialist, physical education, art, and music. 30 teacher assistants/paraprofessionals, nurse, counselor, secretaries, cooks, custodians, building sub.

School Enrollment: As of February 2, 2017 – 799 students enrolled

Mascot: Hornet

Colors: Purple and Teal

Theme: Maplewood: Where Incredible Students Excel

Absences/Tardies: Please call the office (317-988-6650) by 8:30 a.m. to report an absence. The 24 hour absence line is 317-988-6650.

Inclement Weather: View information in the event of inclement weather.

Special Programs:

  • Title l Reading program

Mission Statement: The mission of Maplewood, as a community focused on the needs of children, is to ensure that all of our students  become self-directed learners, to empower them to be productive and successful citizens as they acquire the knowledge, skills and processes necessary to meet the future challenges in our diverse culture by:

  • providing a safe, nurturing environment
  • actively challenging and involving learners
  • meeting individual learning styles
  • providing a variety of educational experiences and technologies
  • involving and valuing the family, community and staff of our school.

History of School: Maplewood Elementary was completed in 1968. Remodeling and additions to the school started in 1983, and continued in 1986, 1993, and 1996. Additions included:  classrooms, a new gymnasium, lunch rooms, media center, art and music rooms. Maplewood is a lighthouse school for technology.

School Rules/Student Code of Conduct The elementary schools of  Wayne Township strive to incorporate Lifelong guidelines and district/Westside community Values as a foundation for establishing the following student expectations:

  • Be truthful
  • Strive for Personal Best
  • Respect Yourself and Others
  • Be an Active Listener
  • Use No Put Downs

Maplewood reinforces the C.L.A.S.S. (Connecting Learning Assures Student Success) Life Skills and Lifelong Guidelines.

The Life Skills are: The Lifelong Guidelines are:
1.  Integrity 1. Be Truthful
2.  Courage 2.  Be Trustworthy
3.  Initiative 3.  Active Listening
4.  Flexibility 4.  No Put Downs
5.  Perseverance 5.  Personal Best
6.  Organization
7.  Sense of Humor
8.  Effort
9.  Common Sense
10.  Problem-Solving
11.  Responsibility
12.  Patience
13.  Friendship
14.  Curiosity
15.  Cooperation
16.  Caring
17.  Pride

MSD of Wayne Township K-8 Grading Scale

Grade Level Standards Scoring Guide Percent Based Letter Grade Description of Achievement Level on the Applicable Standards
Exemplary 4 100 A+ The student demonstrates mastery at or above the 90% level on the appropriate state standards.  
93-99 A
90-92 A-
Proficient 3 87-89 B+ The student demonstrates mastery at or above the 80% level on the appropriate state standards.
83-86 B
80-82 B-
Progressing 2 77-79 C+ The student demonstrates mastery at or above the 70% level on the appropriate state standards.
73-76 C
70-72 C-
Not Yet Meeting Standard 1 Below 70 F* The grade of F indicates that the student did not demonstrate achievement at or above the 70% level on the appropriate state standards.

*Note: The grade of F will not be given for midterm reports. If a student’s performance indicates that the student does not yet demonstrate mastery at the 70% level on the appropriate state standards, a grade of I will be given. The grade of I means that specific “intervention” is planned to assist the student in meeting the standards by the end of the grading period. When the grade of I is given, the teacher will list the intervention(s) to be used on the midterm report.