Welcome to Elwood Schools!

    "Empowering Our Future One Child At A Time."

    • arch1940 Presidential Candidate, Wendell Willkie, gave his opening remarks under the Central School arch. Engraved with the words "The Hope of Our Country" reflecting the importance of all the youth who pass through it.Welcome to the Elwood Community Schools home page. My name is Chris Daughtry and I am the Superintendent for the Elwood Community School Corporation. Elwood is located in the heart of Indiana and has the great advantage of being within a short commute of Noblesville, Fishers, Anderson, Muncie, Marion, Kokomo and downtown Indianapolis. The Elwood Schools have approximately 1500 students in grades K – 12. We also have approximately 100 students that we serve in a wide range of pre-school classes. Elwood boasts many opportunities for students with a wide range of Dual Credit and Advanced Placement courses, outstanding Music and Art departments, the Hinds Career Center for vocational preparation, and a wide array of varsity athletics and clubs for student participation.

      I believe in the Elwood Schools and the Elwood community. That is what brought me here with my wife and four daughters, who attend the Elwood Schools. We wanted that small town environment for our children, but still wanted to have access to the opportunities that come with being on the doorstep of the Indianapolis community. Before coming to Elwood, I was the Superintendent of Schools at the Central Noble Community Schools in Northern Indiana. Prior to that, I was the Director of Transportation at the Tippecanoe School Corporation in Lafayette, IN. I have also served as a building principal, assistant principal and started my career as a 3rd grade teacher. I am also a proud veteran of the United States Air Force.

      Take a look for yourself at what Elwood has to offer. We can provide a small school/small town environment where students are known by name and not by a number. Yet, we also still provide the rich academic and extra-curricular environment that you would find in those larger schools. I would encourage you to schedule a visit any of our schools by calling our main number at (765) 552-9861.

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      Dr. Chris Daughtry
    • Indiana Hunter Education Course
      Completion of Indiana Hunter Education program is mandatory in order to purchase a valid Indiana hunting license for anyone born after Dec. 31, 1986. Click here for details of Hunter Education offered by Ivy Tech.

      SchoolMessenger Notification Service
      The Elwood Community School Corporation uses the SchoolMessenger service to send telephone, text, or email alerts of school closings, delays, and other messages to parents and staff. Original contact information is taken from the STI student database and can be adjusted by parents and staff to allow the alerts to be sent to different phone numbers or email addresses. Parents and guardians of Elwood students can create an account with SchoolMessenger’s Contact Manager. The Contact Manager account will allow parents/guardians of ECSC students to enter their telephone numbers to be called, to receive a text, and/or email addresses to receive school related alerts.

      The following items are needed to create your SchoolMessenger account:
      • An email address to receive an “Activation Code”
      • Telephone to call in the “Activation Code”
      • School supplied “ID” numbers for each child. ID found on student’s Report Card, in STI Home Access, or by contacting school office
      Instructions and Links to SchoolMessenger Setup

      To access existing SchoolMessenger account:
      • SchoolMessenger Contact Manager
    • Technology Parent Meetings

      Come join us for an informational meeting about the 1:1 initiative.  This is a chance to learn about what is happening, get some of your questions answered, and questions we do not have answers for we will write down and post the question with an answer to an FAQ page coming soon to the district website.  You do not have to attend all the meetings.

      Meetings will take place in Merritt Auditorium, please enter through the Arch.

      K-6th Grade Parents
      August 9   10-11a.m.  or  6-7p.m.
      August 17 10-11a.m.  or  6-7p.m.

      7-12th Grade Parents  
      August 8   10-11a.m.  or  6-7p.m.
      August 16 10-11a.m.  or  6-7p.m.

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      • Central Office

        Elwood CSC
        1306 North Anderson St.
        Elwood, IN 46036

        Casey Smitherman, Superintendent
        Tel: 765-552-9861
        Fax: 765-552-8088
        Hours: 7:30AM-4:30PM

        High School

        Elwood Jr.-Sr. HS
        1137 N 19th St.
        Elwood, IN 46036

        David Retherford, Prin.
        Tel: 765-552-9854
        Fax: 765-552-1044
      • Intermediate

        Elwood Intermediate
        1207 N 19th St.
        Elwood, IN 46036

        Twyla Carlson, Prin.
        Tel: 765-552-7378
        Fax: 765-552-2017


        Elwood Elementary
        940 N 19th St.
        Elwood, IN 46036

        Bev Groover, Prin.
        Tel: 765-552-7381
        Fax: 765-552-2826

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