Welcome to College Wood Elementary!

The present College Wood building opened in the fall of 2004 along with Creekside Middle School.  The 126th Street/Shelborne campus now is the home of a transportation office with school bus storage and West Clay, another K-5 elementary school.  An outdoor learning lab and various athletic fields and playgrounds are also part of the campus.

All students are supported by a host of staff members in addition to the classroom teacher.  Each child benefits from the daily presence of a registered nurse, student service coordinator, office personnel, a media specialist, and art, music, and PE teachers.  In addition, children qualifying to receive additional or special services are given needed support.  Custodial, food service, and bus drivers compliment the school by keeping a clean, healthy, and safe daily environment.

We strive to challenge each and every student to reach their fullest potential. Over the years, College Wood has received national recognition as a Blue Ribbon School and state recognition as a Four Star School.  Academic teams representing College Wood have consistently scored in the top twenty-five percent of participating schools.


Jimmy Cardinal

 The cardinal is the state bird and our school mascot - "Jimmy Cardinal."  He was named after Mr. James Moore when he retired as principal of College Wood Elementary.

If you have further questions about College Wood, our curriculum, or to schedule a tour, please don’t hesitate to contact our Main Office at (317)733-6430. 

Kathy Olssen, Principal

Principal Kathy Olssen

Staff Directory

Office Hours: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Teacher Hours: 7:40 am to 3:10 pm
Building Open for Students: 8:03 am
Tardy Bell: 8:10 am
Student Dismissal: 2:35 pm



Our mission is to provide a quality, transferable educational program which meets the individual needs of its students in a safe and nurturing environment.