About the Gary Community School Corporation

Welcome to the Gary Community School Corporation, the public school district in Gary, IN. A hub of academic excellence and innovation catering to students from Pre-K through 12th grade. Our district is home to an expansive range of educational offerings that span the spectrum from STEM to Performing Arts.

We take pride in our three state-certified STEM schools, where we merge scientific inquiry with hands-on learning to ignite a passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in our students. These institutions are designed to foster critical thinking, creativity, and a love for discovery that extends beyond classroom walls.

Our high ability program offers a challenging and enriching curriculum for our gifted learners. This program is tailored to meet the unique intellectual needs of these students while encouraging them to maximize their potential.

We believe in providing a holistic education, which is why we offer an extensive array of extra-curricular activities. From athletics and arts to clubs and community service, there’s something for every student’s interest and talent.

Our Gary Area Career Center is another standout feature of our district. Starting as early as 7th grade, students can explore various career paths, acquire practical skills, and gain a clearer understanding of their future prospects. This early exposure helps students make informed decisions about their career trajectories.

Moreover, we provide dual credit and early college options in line with the state graduation pathways. These programs allow students to earn college credits while still in high school, giving them a head start on their higher education journey.

At our school district, we’re committed to nurturing well-rounded individuals who are equipped to thrive in the 21st century. We invite you to join us on this exciting educational journey.



Built for Education.

Our eager children have a real thirst for learning and our excellent staff team are committed and dedicated in ensuring that each and every child achieves. We have high standards and expect the best.

Our Vision

The Gary Community School Corporation aspires to broaden the horizons for our scholars at each academic phase, offering a comprehensive and culturally inclusive learning environment. Our goal is to furnish our students with the essential resources to pursue and realize their life’s aspirations. At GCSC, we are dedicated to advancing top-tier education within a safe and organized setting, guaranteeing that our learners attain the knowledge, skills, and values vital to their development into industrious, responsible global citizens in a technologically advanced society.

Our Mission

Doing what is best for students … today, tomorrow, everyday.

Our mission is to consistently prioritize the needs and interests of our students, ensuring their growth and development in every aspect of their educational journey. We strive to create an environment that fosters curiosity, encourages innovation, and promotes lifelong learning. Today, tomorrow, and every day, we are committed to providing our students with the tools and opportunities they need to thrive, both within our institution and in their future endeavors. We believe in nurturing their potential and empowering them to become active contributors to our global society. Our commitment extends beyond the academic sphere, as we value each student’s holistic development, including their emotional well-being and social skills.