Helmsburg Elementary is a Four Star School! Helmsburg Elementary serves 238 students grades Pre-K – 4 and is located in the northwest corner of Brown County, Indiana. Helmsburg Elementary is one of three elementary schools in Brown County. The school day begins at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 3:20 p.m.
Pre-K operates five days a week with a morning and afternoon session or all day sessions. It is staffed by one preschool teacher and one para. All kindergarten students at Helmsburg Elementary School attend our full day program.
We have one full-time certified Title I teacher. The Title I program is a school wide program serving students in grades K-4. There are two special education resource teachers and seven instructional assistants who provide programming and services for our students with special needs. Helmsburg also has a full-time library assistant, health assistant, secretary, before and after school care provider, and a building principal. Support staff also includes two full time custodians, two kitchen assistants, and one kitchen manager. A certified speech-language pathologist, school counselor, occupational therapist, and one registered nurse is shared across the district. Music, art, and physical education teachers are shared with another elementary and are at Helmsburg half of the time.
The Helmsburg Elementary school facility has one classroom dedicated for preschool and two classrooms per grade level K-4. Rooms are also available for special education, counseling, speech-language therapy, and reading resource instruction. In addition, the school facilities include a STEM lab, music classroom, art room, outdoor lab, playground, shelter house, library, cafeteria/gymnasium, office, and teacher workroom. The school benefits from being located close to Indiana University. We are host to many university students each year. This enables us to gain insight into current research and teaching strategies.
The school is the focal point for many community activities. Facilities are used throughout the year for family reunions, basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and adult recreation. In addition, the school is used as a polling station on Election Day and as a site for the Brown County Schools After-School Care Program.