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Schools

The Gary Community School Corporation consists of 11 schools that serve grades pre-kindergarten through 12. Each school offers a unique environment but all are committed to the development of their students. GCSC strives to turn today’s learners into tomorrow’s leaders who are ready to serve the world as global citizens. In addition to traditional, comprehensive education, GCSC offers schools and programs that focus on high ability, visual and performing arts, college and career readiness and STEAM education.

Bethune Early Childhood Development Center

Bethune Early Childhood Development Center is the only pre-school in the area offering Montessori, traditional, special education curriculum. Support services are available that include a social worker, a nurse, and a case manager.

Features include:

  • Computers in the classroom
  • Free breakfast and lunch, as well as free bus transportation
  • Morning and afternoon sessions
  • Discovery lab

 

 

Faculty:

Angela Grayson, Principal

Jacqueline Jackson, Administrative Assistant

2367 E. 21st Avenue

Gary, IN 46407

(219) 886-6542

Elementary Schools

Banneker Elementary at Marquette

Banneker Elementary at Marquette provides an accelerated, enriched curriculum for academically advanced K-5 students. Its qualitatively unique approach to teaching takes into account the special learning styles and motivational characteristics of high-ability students.


School Contact Information:

6401 Hemlock Avenue
Gary, IN 46403
(219) 321-8545

Demetrius Bunch, Principal

Debby Cuttino, Assistant Principal

Todd McCain, Dean

Dennisha Mitchell, Administrative Assistant

Jordan Johnson, Administrative Assistant

Daniel Hale Williams Elementary

Daniel Hale Williams Elementary is a safe, family and community oriented school dedicated to providing an equitable, culturally responsive, and academically rigorous education to all learners.  The teachers and staff of Daniel Hale Williams strive to equip learners with the skills, courage and confidence to thrive in an ever-evolving society.  Learners in grades k-5 have the opportunity to participate in:

 

  1. Leadership Development
  2. Free After-school Tutoring
  3. Mentorship Programs
  4. STEAM Curriculum
  5. Health & Wellness
  6. Championship Sports Program

 

 

 

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.”

Marian Wright Edelman
President of the Children’s Defense Fund
 

 

1320 E. 19th Avenue
Gary, IN 46407
(219) 881-3600

Linda Golston, Principal

 


Keisha Odom, Assistant Principal

 


Leslie Dillon, Dean

Melanie Jones, Administrative Assistant

Jacques Marquette Elementary

Marquette Elementary School provides a positive environment that engages K-6 students and aids in building effective relationships. They have an excellent teaching and support staff. A variety of extracurricular activities are available that develop leadership skills and encourage critical thinking skills that support academic performance enhanced by physical health.

  • Activities include Girls on the Run, Jump Rope for Hearts, and Battle of the Books
  • High expectations are maintained for students to have a successful transition to middle school
  • Students are challenged to achieve the highest potential level of learning

School Contact Information:

Angela Johnson, Principal

F. Billingsley, Administrative Assistant

6401 Hemlock Avenue
Gary, IN 46403
(219) 321-8545

Glen Park Academy

Mission of Glen Park Academy

Glen Park Academy for Excellence in Learning believes every child can learn.  Students will be provided with a rich educational experience of the highest quality that focuses on College and Career Readiness Standards through a rigorous curriculum.  We are committed to providing all students with the technological tools needed to be contributing, productive citizens in our rapidly changing society.

Revised July 2017

Vision of Glen Park Academy

Our vision for Glen Park Academy for Excellence in Learning is to foster a highly regarded, safe and nurturing academic environment that actively serves and improves the community in which it operates.

Revised July 2017

Belief Statements

  • We believe in providing students with the highest quality educators and education.
  • We believe in making informed decisions based on what is best for students.
  • We believe children excel in an environment where they feel safe, valued and respected.
  • We believe in challenging students to reach their full potential as confident and responsible thinkers, problem solvers and decision makers.
  • We believe that clear and open communication among students, staff, families and the community develops positive partnerships.

Revised July 2017

2019-2020 Glen Park Academy Important Dates

 

Mrs. Brandi J. Herrod, Principal

Jenenne Anthony-Smith, Assistant Principal

Dejuan Eskew, Dean

Stephanie McDonald, Administrative Assistant

5002 Madison Street
Gary, IN 46408
219-318-2800

Frankie Woods McCullough Academy

Frankie Woods McCullough Academy serves students in grades PreK-5 and offers STEM Scouts Program, introducing students to science, technology, engineering and mathematics supported by The Links, INC. Northern Indiana Chapter.

  • Earned an “A” on Accountability Report Card from Indiana Department of Education
  • Won $80,000 in cash and prizes in national Samsung-sponsored “Solve for Tomorrow” contest
  • Appeared on national television with Al Roker on Good Morning America, where their STEM-based community gardening project success was discussed
  • Supported by universities, various community churches, sororities and community partnerships
  • Extra Curricula Activities:  Student Council, McCullough Step Team, Basketball, Cheerleaders, McCullough Praise Dancer, McCullough Dance Team and Girl Scouts

 

Sharmayne McKinley, Principal

Victoria Patton, Assistant Principal

Dwight Pointer, Dean

Monica Dumas, Administrative Assistant

School Contact Information:

3757 W. 21st Avenue
Gary, IN 46404
(219) 944-7301 phone
(219) 944-4865 fax

Beveridge Elementary School

Beveridge Elementary School offers a rigorous curriculum for K-6 students and strives to introduce bright minds to a future of endless possibilities. Beveridge has formed a partnership with the Gary Literacy Coalition for the development of literacy achievement and has worked in collaboration with Indiana University to create mentorship programs. Beveridge offers:

  • Technology-infused learning
  • 30-minute “success sessions” during the school day to promote enrichment and remediation
  • Tutoring is available in mathematics two days per week for 5th and 6th graders; teachers also volunteer tutor during their lunch hour
  • Extracurricular activities including Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts, Girls Club, basketball, reading clubs, computer club, pom-poms and drum line

 

School Contact Information:

1234 Cleveland Street
Gary, IN 46404
(219) 321-8546 phone
(219) 977-2449 fax

Beveridge Elementary School Gary Logo

Dr.Linda Rugg, Principal

Chaitra Wade, Dean

Phoebe Tucker, Administrative Assistant

Middle Schools

The New Gary Middle School

Vision Statement

Gary Middle School for the Visual and Performing Arts

 

The vision of Gary Middle School for the Visual and Performing Arts is to ensure that each scholar develops his or her academic, artistic, and personal potential by integrating rich and rewarding academics experiences with the fine arts in a safe, orderly and nurturing environment.

 

Preparing our scholars through rigorous academics and the fine arts for the world tomorrow.

 

All 6th, 7th, and 8th students will have a full complement of courses that will include math, science, language arts, social studies, physical education, foreign language, and College and Career Readiness Classes. Our school will be enhanced by the incorporation of the exportation of Band, Choir, Dance, Theater, Orchestra, and Visual Arts.

 

 

 


 

Address

301 Parke Street

Gary, IN 46403

Telephone

Phone: 219-321-8547

 

 


Antoinette Dixon, Principal

 

Tanesha Best, Assistant Principal

Shenita Walker, Assistant Principal

Derek Bodley, Dean

Jalicia Stewart, Administrative Assistant
LaShonda Conner, Administrative Assistant

Bailly STEM Academy

The staff, parents and community of Bailly STEM Academy are committed to challenging our academically able student body to their highest potential.

We hold high expectations that each student will have a successful transition to middle school and develop and/or maintain a positive self-image, a strong academic foundation, employability skills, and an awareness of professional and career options.

Each student will strive to be productive, responsible, and caring citizen in a diverse, global and technological world through an accelerated and enriched differentiated curriculum for academically advanced students.

 


 

Address

4621 Georgia Street
Gary, IN 46409

Telephone

Phone: 219-980-6326
Fax: 219-321-9281

 

 


Kwalfle Scott-Bradley, Principal

 

Marcus Muhammad, Assistant Principal

Sandra Brown, Assistant Principal
Leah Hogan, Dean
L. McGee , Administrative Assistant

West Side Leadership Academy

West Side Leadership Academy is a college preparatory high school that offers dual credit, advanced placement courses. Some of their most notable achievements include:

  • Recipient of the Bill Gates Millennium Scholar Program, which provides a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates
  • Foundation to provide outstanding students from diverse ethnic backgrounds enhanced opportunities for academic excellence
  • Recipient of 2015 Indiana Secondary School Art Educator of the Year Award
  • The graduation rate has been as high as 92 percent, surpassing the State average and consistently maintaining exemplary levels
  • The 2013 salutatorian was a special needs student who fluently spoke five languages
  • The 2015 valedictorian also a special needs student

 

900 Gerry Street

Gary, IN 46406
(219) 413-9870

West Side Athletics

Othiniel Mahone, Principal

Tonia Brewer, Assistant Principal

Shelly Martin, Assistant Principal

William Roberts, Assistant Principal

C. Gearring, Administrative Assistant

Frankie Goins, Administrative Assistant

Olivia Brooks, Administrative Assistant

Gary Area Career Center

The Gary Area Career Center provides high school students across Northwest Indiana the opportunity to receive training and, in some instances, certification in the areas of work represented by the center’s educational programs. This puts GACC students ahead of others when it comes to career readiness after high school.

 

The following is a list of programs offered at the Gary Area Career Center.

  • Automotive Collision Repair
  • Automotive Service
  • Barbering
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Graphic Design and Layout
  • Health Science Education
  • Welding Technology — Manufacturing and Logistics

Go to Gary Area Career Center

Contact Information:

1800 E. 35th Avenue

Gary, IN 46409

(219) 962-7571

garyareacareercenter.com

 

Delencia Smith, Director

Christina Carter, Administrative Assistant

Tabitha Johnson, Administrative Assistant