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



Karon Ramsey, 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:

Sarah Givens, Principal

Dennisha Mitchell, Administrative Assistant

Jordan Johnson, Administrative Assistant

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

Bailly Preparatory Academy

The staff, parents and community of Bailly Preparatory 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.


4621 Georgia Street
Gary, IN 46409


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


Carlita Royal, Principal
L. McGee , Administrative Assistant

Daniel Hale Williams Elementary

Williams Elementary School provides a comprehensive educational experience for K-6 students in a safe and orderly learning environment. Teachers go beyond expectations in building relationships with students and their families.

  • Earned an “A” on Accountability Report Card from Indiana Department of Education
  • Extracurricular activities include choir, basketball, Student Council and The Brotherhood

School Contact Information:

Sharmayne McKinley, Principal

Melanie Jones, Administrative Assistant

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

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

Mrs. Brandi J. Herrod, Principal

Stephanie McDonald, Administrative Assistant

5002 Madison Street
Gary, IN 46408


Frankie Woods McCullough Academy for Girls

Frankie Woods McCullough Academy for Girls serves students in grades K-8 and offers STEM Scouts Program, introducing girls 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

School Contact Information:

Chaitra Wade, Principal

Monica Dumas, Administrative Assistant

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:

Eric McMahon, Principal

Phoebe Tucker, Administrative Assistant

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

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The New Gary Middle School

The newly formed Gary Middle School will be located at the current site of Banneker Achievement Center (301 Parke, St), where there will be a wide range of athletics and extracurricular programs for students to choose from.

In addition to the current rigorous curriculum, the students will benefit from the new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) program, developed by Northwestern University and funded by Boeing, to use arts integration to connect elements of the curriculum through challenges that replicate real job embedded problems. These challenges are designed around student interests in Music, 3D Design and pop culture.

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

Marcus Muhammad, Principal

C. Gearring, Administrative Assistant

900 Gerry Street

Gary, IN 46406
(219) 413-9870

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 all programs offered at the Gary Area Career Center.

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


Contact Information:

1800 E. 35th Avenue

Gary, IN 46409

(219) 962-7571