Principal's MessageThe Home of the Rhinos!
Opening its doors in 2001, Ryan Park Elementary is one of four elementary schools in the MSD of Steuben County, serving approximately 420 students in grades K-5. Ryan Park is a "bus-in" school with a vast majority of the students residing in rural areas of Steuben County. Steuben County borders the Michigan state line to the north and the Ohio state line to the east with Angola as the county seat. Of our 420 students, 46% of the student body is male while 54% is female. Ryan Park assists 31% through the free and reduced lunch assistance program.
Ryan Park is accredited through AdvancEd, which is a strong, unified organization dedicated to education quality representing schools across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide. Our school improvement goal focuses on improving in the areas of reading math as measured by the statewide ISTEP+ annual test. Professional development is offered and encouraged for every staff member to model life-long learning.
Our school has participated in the development and implementation of a district-wide curriculum based on the Indiana Standards in English/Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies as well as other age appropriate curriculum across the grade levels. Our curriculum is reviewed annually for changes and supporting resources using previous spring ISTEP+ assessment data. In order to best meet the needs of our students, Ryan Park staff uses data from a number of quality assessments to drive instruction. Academic programming includes "Response to Instruction" (RtI) levels beginning with classroom differentiation within the regular classroom moving to small group and individual instruction during scheduled periods of the day. Our staff is dedicated to the success of every child.
We look forward to a fantastic school year! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (260) 668-8873.
Amy Heavin, Principal