Nelson Elementary School is an educational institution that provides academic instruction to students in kindergarten through grade five. It conducts classes in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The school has a media center that features a collection of books, classroom resources and Web search tools. It serves an assortment of breakfast and lunch items. Nelson Elementary School operates a parent-teacher organization. It is governed by Muskegon Public Schools, which operates through transportation and maintenance, food services, human resources, instructional services, pupil personnel and special education departments. Muskegon Public Schools also provides special education services for hearing-impaired students. It enrolls more than 5,000 students.