New Castle Community School Corporation

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New Castle Community School Corporation
Location
New Castle, Indiana
United States of America
District information
Type Public
Grades PK-12
Superintendent Stephen G. Fisher
Students and staff
Students 3,881 (2009-10)
Athletic conference North Central Conference
Other information
Address Community Education Center, 322 Elliott Ave, 47362
Website Official website

The New Castle Community School Corporation is a public school corporation located in New Castle, Indiana. In addition to New Castle, the district serves all of Henry Township and an adjoining portion of Liberty Township in Henry County, Indiana. The district has one high school, one middle school, and six elementary schools. Additionally, the district administers programs for special education, adult education, and vocational and career.[1]

Bundy Auditorium, constructed in 1972 as part of the middle school, hosts school programs and serves as a venue for community events. The New Castle Fieldhouse, part of New Castle High School, is recognized as the largest high school fieldhouse in the world. The middle school includes a swimming facility.

Prior to the formation of the New Castle Community School Corporation, the city of New Castle was served by the New Castle-Henry Township school system. Former elementary schools included Bundy, Holland, Hernly and Weir. Each building was named for local community leaders and has since been demolished.[2]

In early 2010, schools across the state were forced to cut spending as a result of funding cuts made by governor Mitch Daniels. In addition to state cuts, declining enrollment and unanticipated shortfalls in property tax revenue forced the corporation to cut roughly $2.7 million from its budget.[3] As one of several cost-saving measures, the school board voted to close Greenstreet Elementary School and reassign students from the alternative school to the former elementary building. [4] Meanwhile, the Greestreet students would be redistributed among Parker, Westwood, and Wilbur Wright. Additionally, the school board laid off thirty-one teachers in April 2010, but was able to recall fifteen teachers before the school year ended.[5]

Schools[edit]

Secondary[edit]

Elementary[edit]

  • Eastwood Elementary School
  • James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School
  • Parker Elementary School
  • Sunnyside Elementary School
  • Westwood Elementary School
  • Wilbur Wright Elementary School

Vocational[edit]

New Castle Area Career Programs

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welcome to New Castle Community Schools
  2. ^ Polk's New Castle (Henry County, Ind.) City Directory, page VIII. R.L. Polk & Co., 1966.
  3. ^ "30 Teachers Laid Off," New Castle Courier-Times, April 6, 2010.
  4. ^ "Greenstreet School to close," New Castle Courier-Times, March 16, 2010.
  5. ^ "15 New Castle teaching jobs saved," New Castle Courier-Times, June 15, 2010.