South Bend Community School Corporation

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South Bend Community
School Corporation
Type and location
Grades K-12
Region City of South Bend
Location 215 S St Joseph Street
South Bend, Indiana
District information
Superintendent Dr. Carole Schmidt
Students and staff
Students 21,570 [1]
Teachers 1,319
Staff 2,010
Athletic Conference NIAC
District Mascot Adams Eagles
Clay Colonials
Riley Wildcats
Washington Panthers
Other information
2009 Graduation Rate: 71.3% [2]
2009 Graduates 1,109
Schedule multiple schedules in use
Website Official website

The South Bend Community School Corporation operates the public schools in South Bend, Indiana, and is one of the largest school corporations in Indiana, with a total of 33 schools.


High schools[edit]

Intermediate centers[edit]

Primary centers[edit]


Most SBCSC superintendents are known for being against SBCSC teacher pay raises and preferring raises for administration workers, like themselves. Currently, Dr. Carole Schmidt is the district's superintendent, she was appointed to the position on November 18, 2011. She replaced former superintendent James Kapsa who ran the district from 2008 to 2011. James Kapsa replaced Dr. Zimmerman who was superintendent from 2006 to 2008. From 2001 to 2006 the superintendent was Dr. Joan Raymond. Superintendent Raymond is noted for ruining South Bend schools by implementing the Plan Z restructuring program. Preceding Joan Raymond was Dr. Dawn Jones who was known for creating the new Riley High School which was supposed to rejuvenate the neighborhood surrounding the school but to no avail. Joan[3]

Plan Z[edit]

In 2003-2004 marked the first year Plan Z was taken into place. This plan led to a restructuring and a redistricting of students around the South Bend area. Prior to Plan Z, there were 5 high school, 5 middle schools, and the rest elementary. Now, only 4 high school remain: Adams, Riley, Clay, and Washington. Former high school LaSalle was turned into an Academy for grades 5-8. Originally there was 6 high schools including Jackson High School but like LaSalle it was turned into a middle school. Plan Z created the Intermediate and Primary centers (as listed above) and removed the Middle School and Elementary School branding. Primary centers are grade K-4 and Intermediate schools are 5-8. Plan Z also removed after school sports teams from primary centers and restricted the number of sports available for students to play at intermediate schools.


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