Gary Community School Corporation
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SuperintendentDr. Paige McNulty
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Gary Community School Corporation serves most students who reside in Gary, Indiana.


In 2017, Gary Community Corp became the first school system in Indiana involved in a state takeover. Control of the district was transferred from the elected school board and appointed school superintendent to the State of Indiana's Distressed Unit Appeals Board, which placed MGT Consulting and Emergency Fiscal Manager Peggy Hinckley in charge of managing the district.[1] Gary school board President Rosie Washington was quoted as saying "We Have No Power", in the context of the state's takeover.[2] 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.[3][4]

School uniforms

All GCSC students from pre-Kindergarten through the 12 grade are required to wear school uniforms.[5] 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:

Elementary schools:

Early childhood centers:


Former schools



Middle/junior high:


See also


  1. ^ Puente, Michael. "Struggling Gary Schools Open Under New Leadership — The State", WBEZ. August 17, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  2. ^ McCollum, Carmen. "Gary school board members frustrated by their lack of power", The Times of Northwest Indiana. November 30, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  3. ^ Carlson, Carole (27 November 2018). "Former state school chief Bennett aligned with Gary schools manager". Post Tribune. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Uniforms Are Coming to The Middle Schools! Archived 2006-09-17 at the Wayback Machine" Gary Community School Corporation.
  6. ^ Home Archived 2017-02-06 at the Wayback Machine. Williams Annex. Retrieved on February 5, 2017.
  7. ^ "Bernard C. Watson Academy For Boys Archived 2015-12-22 at the Wayback Machine." Gary School Corporation. Retrieved on December 18, 2015.
  8. ^ Scott, Louise. "Gary closes six schools at year's end." Gary Crusader. June 5, 2014. Retrieved on December 18, 2015.