Gary Community School Corporation

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Gary Community School Corporation
Gary Community School Corporation logo.PNG
Gary Community School Corporation logo
United States
SuperintendentDr. Peggy Hinckley

Gary Community School Corporation serves most students who reside in Gary, Indiana, United States.


In 2017, Gary Community Corp became the first school system in Indiana involved in a state takeover. In November 2018, it was discovered that former Indiana Superintendent Tony Bennett, who directed policies that led to the state takeover, has an ownership stake in the for-profit company selected to manage the takeover with the potential to earn $11.4 million.[1][2]

School Uniforms[edit]

All GCSC students from pre-Kindergarten through the 12 grade are required to wear school uniforms.[3] Starting the 2007-2008 Academic School year, all schools will follow the new "school uniform" policy. The school uniform policy varies for school and grade level, such as color.


All schools are located in Gary.

Gary Community School Corporation, which operates most of the public schools in the city proper.



Traditional high schools:

Middle schools:

  • Williams Annex - As of 2017 it is the sole school in the Gary CSC that only serves middle school[4]

Elementary schools:

  • Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center
  • Bailly Preparatory Academy
  • Beveridge Elementary School
  • Glen Park Academy For Excellence In Learning
  • Jefferson Elementary School
  • Jacques Marquette Elementary School
  • Frankie W. McCullough Academy for Girls
  • Dr. Bernard C. Watson Academy for Boys
    • Dr. Bernard C. Watson Academy For Boys, an all boys' zoned elementary school, opened in 2006 in the former Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School. McCullough Academy for Girls, an all girls' zoned elementary school, opened in the former David O. Duncan Elementary School in 2006. These schools served Dorie Miller Public Housing Development and Delaney Public Housing Development.[5] Watson was scheduled to close in 2014.[6]
  • Daniel Hale Williams Elementary School

Early childhood centers:


Former schools[edit]



Middle/junior high:


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Carlson, Carole (27 November 2018). "Former state school chief Bennett aligned with Gary schools manager". Post Tribune. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  2. ^ Carden, Dan (15 October 2017). "Emergency manager firm running Gary schools can earn $11.4 million in next three years". Times of Northwest Indiana. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Uniforms Are Coming to The Middle Schools! Archived 2006-09-17 at the Wayback Machine" Gary Community School Corporation.
  4. ^ Home. Williams Annex. Retrieved on February 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "Bernard C. Watson Academy For Boys." Gary School Corporation. Retrieved on December 18, 2015.
  6. ^ Scott, Louise. "Gary closes six schools at year's end." Gary Crusader. June 5, 2014. Retrieved on December 18, 2015.

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