Fort Wayne Community Schools, Allen County, Indiana


Fort Wayne Community Schools, Allen County, Indiana

The Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) corporation is the Fort Wayne, Indiana area public school district, and is the second largest in Indiana. It operates six high schools, eleven middle schools, and over thirty elementary schools, serving 31,815 students (about 3% of Indiana's K-12 population) in 2003-2004. [ [Snapshot http://mustang.doe.state.in.us/TRENDS/corpenr.cfm?corp=0235&var=en] ] FWCS's current superintendent is Dr. Wendy Robinson. The immediate past superintendent was Thomas Fowler-Finn. Administratively, FWCS is divided into several departments, including Technology, Transportation, Curriculum, Continuing Education, Food Services, and Communications.

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The FWCS Board of School Trustees serves as the district's governing and fiscal body, and its meetings are open to the public in the Grile Administrative Center in downtown Fort Wayne and broadcast on local cable channel LTV-54. The School Board approves the FWCS tax rate and any borrowing that will be paid off by property taxes. Current FWCS board members include Pamela Martin-Diaz, Jon Olinger, Michelle "Mitch" Shephard, John Peirce, Steve Corona, Mark GiaQuinta, and Kevin Brown.

On April 23, 2007, the School Board voted to fight a remonstrance by property tax payers in the FWCS district opposing a $500 million Facilities Improvement Plan. The organization [http://www.codeblueschools.org Code Blue Schools] led the remonstrance. Remonstrance petitions were submitted to the Allen County Auditor on July 1, 2007. Those against the $500 million bond issue submitted over 33,000 signatures, in contrast with the 11,000 signatures collected in favor of the bond issue.

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As well as offering public education during the day, FWCS offers continuing education classes and events that meet in its buildings in the evenings and on weekends.

High schools

*Elmhurst High School
*North Side High School
*Northrop High School
*R. Nelson Snider High School
*South Side High School
*Wayne High School

Middle schools

*Blackhawk Middle School
*Jeff H. Towles Intermediate School (Grades 1-8)
*Jefferson Middle School
*Kekionga Middle School
*Lakeside Middle School
*Lane Middle School
*Memorial Park Middle School
*Miami Middle School
*Northwood Middle School
*Portage Middle School
*Shawnee Middle School

Elementary schools

*Adams Elementary School
*Arlington Elementary School
*Bloomingdale Elementary School
*Brentwood Elementary School
*Bunche Montessori Early Childhood Center
*Fred H. Croninger Elementary School
*Fairfield Elementary School
*Forest Park Elementary School
*Francis M. Price Elementary School
*Franke Park Elementary School
*Glenwood Park Elementary School
*Harrison Hill Elementary
*Indian Village Elementary School
*J. Wilbur Haley Elementary School
*John S. Irwin Elementary School
*Justin Study Elementary School
*Levan R. Scott Academy
*Lincoln Elementary School
*Lindley Elementary School
*Mabel K. Holland Elementary School
*Maplewood Elementary School
*Merle J. Abbett Elementary School
*Nebraska Elementary School
*Northcrest Elementary School
*Pleasant Center Elementary School
*Robert C. Harris Elementary School
*South Wayne Elementary School
*Saint Joseph Central Elementary School
*Washington Center Elementary School
*Washington Elementary School
*Waynedale Elementary School
*Weisser Park Elementary School
*Whitney M. Young Early Childhood Center
*Willard Shambaugh Elementary School

Other Facilities

*Anthis Career Center

Resources

* [http://www.fwcs.k12.in.us Fort Wayne Community Schools Homepage]
* [http://mustang.doe.state.in.us/SEARCH/snapcorp.cfm?corp=0235 Indiana Department of Education corporation snapshot]

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