• Solon Robinson Elementary School

    601 Pettibone Street
    Crown Point, IN  46307
    Phone: 219-663-2525
    Fax: 219-662-4365


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    1995, 1998, 2001,2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013,  2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
    Indiana Four Star Elementary School


    Barbara L. Merrill



    Leslie Peschke

    Principal's Secretary/Treasurer


    Lisa Hovanec



    Chrissy McNeil



    Nikki Rzyski




    • Parent Information Nights
    • Lake County Water and Soil Conservation Program 
    • Music Programs
    • Student Orchestra Program
    • Student All City Honors Choir
    • Student Spell Bowl Team
    • Student Math Bowl Team
    • Parent Teacher Organization
    • Parent Volunteer Program
    • Class Field Trips
    • Pioneer Day Activities
    • Dr. Seuss Day Activities
    • 100th Day Activities
    • Hoosier Books Reading Program
    • Visiting Author Program
    • Mega Skills Program: Character, Values, Social Development
    • Grandparents Day Program
    • Red Ribbon Week
    • Girl Scouts
    • Science and Computer Labs
    • Weekly Attendance and Incentive Program
    • All School Field Day
    • Talent Show
    • Academic Awards Program
    • Science Olympiad - 5th Grade
    • Wellness Week Activities
    • School-Wide Family Picnic
    • Safety Patrol
    • PBIS State Bully Free School Program 
    • Girls on the Run
    • Pulse Music Club
    8:55   am:  First bell, students enter school
    9:05   am:  Second bell, students in classrooms at their seats
    10:45 am:  Kindergarten lunch
    11:10 am:  1st Grade lunch
    11:30 am:  2nd Grade lunch 
    11:45 pm:  3rd grade lunch
    12:15 pm:  4th Grade lunch
    12:30 pm:  5th grade lunch

    3:44 pm:   Grades K-5 dismissed



    Attendance is so crucial to student learning. It is of utmost importance that students are in school each and everyday, all day. We understand the difficulties associated with medical appointments. If at all possible try to make appointments after school. 

    To report an absence parents must call before 9:30 am. We have a 24-hr. answering service so call as soon as you know your child will be absent. The number to call is 663-2525
    School Newsletter:
    Each week, newsletter is sent to parent via e-mail.  This newsletter takes many hours of preparation, but we feel this communication is an important link between school and home. Please take some time to read over the information provided.


    The school was named after the founder of the City of Crown Point and Lake County Indiana (1834). Solon Robinson was an author, statesman, religious leader, and political figure known throughout the state, Midwest and the nation.

    Our Elementary School is a K-5 elementary with approximately 520 students and 50 staff members. Solon has received Indiana's highest award of distinction as an Indiana Four Star School on eleven different occasions.
    Solon Robinson has had a tradition of high academic performance, excellent instruction, positive-nurturing school environment, and an emphasis in the areas of science and the performing arts.

    The school is located on a beautifully landscaped 15-acre campus. The school's interior provides a state of the art atmosphere for our students. Networked computer systems, Internet access in all classrooms, computer and science labs, closed circuit TV, and media retrieval systems provide some of the best technology available in the state.


    Solon students benefit greatly from an active PTO. This organization is a vital part of the continuing education of our students. The PTO assists with social activities, volunteer coordination, financial support, incentive programs, and a multitude of other school related activities. If you would like to help out with PTO, please give the school a call and we will put you in touch with our PTO presidents. Don't forget to sign up as a member during registration.


    During morning arrival, buses drop off students in the front circle drive and during afternoon departure buses load and depart from the same location. To be eligible for bus transportation student residence must be more than one mile from the school.

    Students who are arriving in the morning should be dropped off on Pettibone Street or at the parking lot entrances. (Please do not drop off students near the bus entrance on Pettibone Street)
    Students who walk to school need to use the following guidelines: morning arrival at school should be no earlier than 8:30 am, always use sidewalks and be aware of cars at all times, obey and follow all directions of crossing guards, and always dress for appropriate weather conditions.


    Our cafeteria staff offers a variety of hot lunches, hand-made salads, and a pizza choice once a week. Students receive a debit card that they use each and every day. Debit cards can be credited by simply sending in a check made out to Solon Robinson Elementary or Pay Online using Mealtime Online. Our cafeteria staff takes pride in providing delicious hot lunches for our students. Financial assistance is available for the lunch program, just call the school office for details. For more information visit the food services page.