"We are a Center for Cultural Arts!"
Students enrolled 662
Hours 7:25 AM - 2:15 PM
School leader Mrs. Kelly Martin-Fargo
Transportation options Yes
District Michigan City Area Schools
Before school no info
After school Yes

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317 Detroit Street
Michigan City, IN 46360

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(219) 873-2035
(219) 873-2157
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3 stars
Based on 28 ratings

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December 09, 2013
People should know that Elston is a great middle school! The cultural focus with jazz band, show choir and a studio class is just a start for the exploration I wanted my child to experience. The administration is always available to speak to the parents-love love love Mrs. Fargo!-and my 8th grade child loves her counselor and her teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
For a better understanding of the problems within our schools; let us all keep in mind that it all starts at Home.

- submitted by a community member
September 27, 2013
Our kids were suppose to transfer to Barker this year. They really wanted to stay at Elston so we let them. This is our 3rd year at Elston and as parents we are happy with the school too. Teachers are friendly and communicate often.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
Principal doesn't seem very professional to me. She seems to have her favorites on the staff, and if you're not one of her cronies, she writes you off. She doesn't return phone calls, and at times seems to be fake. The scores are not good, and the students are undisciplined.

- submitted by a community member
August 07, 2013
I love this school! The principal and teachers truly care about the students. My daughter loves her classes.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2013
This school is awful. Thay are concerned when its time for istep testing ,but if you could see some of these children report cards during the school year thay are failing and the school recently received F and than thay wonder why? The teachers are not willing to work with the parents or the child all thay do is point fingers as to way a child is failing. For kids to succeed there has to be a team effort on all three parts and that sadly this does not happen at this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2010
The teachers and staff really care about the students and try to help them out not only in school but with life skills too. I am very happy with Elston Middle School and wouldn't want my child in any other school.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
I think that they need to be more strict when it comes to fights and suff like that you want to know what right school to put your child so they can get a good education. I think most parents would agree on that

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October 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2009
this is a great school my children love it and i loved it when i went here

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2009
I couldn't ask for a better team of teachers. The communitcation between the teachers and myself have been great. My son loves going to Elston.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2009
Compared to Barker, Elston is dirty, rude, and has horrible test scores. The bathrooms are filfthy and the students are wild.

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March 20, 2009
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January 11, 2009
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no rating November 29, 2008
I totally disagree with the past two postings. No school is perfect--I feel Elston's administation and teachers really care. There has been great improvment in the areas of safety, communication and school scores.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 31, 2008
Elston Middle School is and will always be a terrible school.; Ms. Fargo the principal cares nothing about the safety of the students or teachers. She is never avaialable to meet with parents. The ISTEP scores are aweful. Let's try celebrating when you are actually above the national average not when you are on propation. The fights and violence at this school are a scary site.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2008
My grades have improved and they have a lot of opportunities at this school. I am glad I go there. Send your kids to Elston!

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April 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 03, 2008
Just look at the ISTEP test results. Although they have improved, they are way under the state average. Its sad.

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January 09, 2008
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December 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2007
Elston is a very wonderful school. There is enough extracurricular activities that your child should never be bored. The grades that the students that I know of that go there are absolutely wonderful.

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October 09, 2007
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August 07, 2007
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no rating August 05, 2007
I think Elston middle school it the best school ever because they teachers really do teach us students in a fun way to where we can remember it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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July 20, 2007
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July 01, 2007
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July 09, 2006
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January 29, 2006
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- submitted by a student
July 18, 2005
DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD/REN TO THIS SCHOOL! The volience is out of hand. My son attending one year, now I would rather move to the next town over, or home school him rather than put him at risk in this hole.

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April 14, 2005
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Elston Middle School
317 Detroit Street, Michigan City, IN  46360
(219) 873-2035
Last modified Elston Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Elston Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 31 reviews.