Our Mission

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

Our Vision

The vision of GCSC is to remain the premiere educational system providing an enriched academic and multi-cultural learning environment that prepares our students to pursue the accomplishment of life goals. GCSC fosters a high-quality education in a safe and orderly learning environment that ensures the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and values necessary to be productive and responsible citizens in a global, technological society.

What We Believe

Educating students is vital to the sustainability and growth of the community.

Educational excellence and opportunity require committed students, teachers, administrators, parents, and school board members.

Mutual respect and support is expected from teachers, staff, administrators and students.

Learning occurs best in a safe, orderly and secure environment.

Student Care

We strive to provide all children with the care and support they need so they can develop optimally. It concerns the broadest possible form of good and appropriate education for every child. We are committed to providing a happy and safe environment for children to learn in.

Take Another Look At Gary Schools

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.

Welcome to Gary Community School Corporation. We are looking forward to working together with you and your child this school year.


Dr. Pete

GCSC Emergency Manager

Here are a few reasons why ...

We have streamlined the enrollment process. If you have more than one child in the District, you can enroll them all at once, on the same form!

We have spent the past few months in recruitment mode. We have great teachers, administrators and other faculty and staff who are ready to deliver the best educational experience for your child!

We have expanded our Pre-K and Kindergarten offerings so there are more slots available! In addition, our kindergarteners enjoy a full day of learning complete with breakfast and lunch.

McCullough Academy will become co-ed this fall, and the staff is excited to welcome the boys and girls to what we know we will be a rewarding and exciting new school year!

We have addressed overcrowding at the Gary Middle School. Starting this fall, we will have 2 middle schools. The Gary Middle School will continue to focus on STEM education. We are branching out to convert Bailly into our second middle school and will focus on the arts! We will ensure that the curriculum is in place for students who want to engage in both STEM education and fine arts. The students who currently attend Bailly Elementary will go to Glen Park Academy.

And speaking of Fine Arts, we can’t be more proud of the award-winning theater and orchestra programs that continue to flourish at West Side Leadership Academy.

Beginning this fall, the Gary Area Career Center will boast more course offerings so that our students can be exposed to diverse and unique career opportunities. The school schedules have also been adjusted so that students will no longer have to choose! They can receive their required educational instruction at their home school and still attend the Career Center for additional career-focused programming.

We have also spent an incredible amount of time revamping school schedules and our transportation plan. Please be sure to follow our website and social media for updates on school start times and bus schedules.

Summer 2019 was be spent cleaning our buildings and facilitating trainings for our teachers and administration.

Great plans are in store for the expansion of our athletic program at West Side Leadership Academy. With all of our athletic talent located at one high school, we are more focused than ever on skill development, sportsmanship, character building and winning.

Enrollment for 2019 / 2020 school year! Click here to access our new streamlined form.

We have revamped our school schedules and our transportation plan. Please be sure to follow our website and social media for updates on school start times and bus schedules. Click here for updated bus schedules.

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