Welcome to Jonas E. Salk Elementary School! My name is Nick Petralia, the principal. It is my mission, along with the staff at Salk Elementary School to provide a safe, nurturing, highly rigorous learning environment for your children.  I am committed to bringing the best educational practices to the forefront and give you my assurance that Salk will continue to be a place where we all come (staff and students alike) to do our job each day to our fullest potential.  High standards will be expected from everyone throughout our building. We will continue to strive for excellence while maintaining an environment, which is safe and conducive to learning. Let’s have an awesome school year!


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    We are proud to announce that Salk School has received the Family Friendly School Designation for the third school year in a row from the Indiana Department of Education!



    The Family Friendly Schools Designation focuses on addressing the academic, physical, emotional and social needs of students while providing the needed resources and fostering the active involvement of their families through the school and the community. It is a State recognition program for schools that excel in the involvement of families and communities in their children’s education.


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    Jonas E. Salk Elementary
     a 4 STAR school.


    Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz Announces 4-Star Schools for 2013-2014


    Glenda Ritz visited National Blue Ribbon School, Salk Elementary.  She was able to see Inquiry Math in action in a fourth grade classroom, Balanced Literacy in a first grade classroom, and an energetic lesson in Music class.  We were honored that Mrs. Ritz was able to spend some time with us and share her vision for Indiana Schools.

    Jonas E. Salk Elementary
     named a 4 STAR school.


    Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz Announces 4-Star Schools for 2012-2013



    Blue Ribbon Congratulations!!!Blue Ribbon
    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan named
    Salk Elementary School

     as a 2013 Blue Ribbon School.

    Gold Stars


    Jonas E. Salk Elementary
     named a 4 STAR school. 

    Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz Announces 4-Star Schools for 2011-2012



    In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in ISTEP+ testing results.   


    The hard working students and staff at
    Salk Elementary received an award from COSEBOC.

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    Daily Planet Article




    View the Merrillville Community School Corporations' Accessibility Statement


    If you would like to file a formal grievance under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, you may contact our Section 504/Title II coordinator, Danny Lackey, at 6701 Delaware St, Merrillville IN 46410, at 219-650-5300, or by e-mail at dlackey@mvsc.k12.in.us.

    Parents, Due to the Corporation
    Wellness Policy, MCSC will no
    longer allow restaurant food
    to be brought in for your child's
    breakfast or lunch. 
    Danny Lackey
    Homeless Liaison 
    Administrative Services Center
    6701 Delaware Street
    Merrillville, IN 46410



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