The State of Indiana is building tomorrow's workforce by providing quality education today.
In 2010, the State Board of Education adopted the 2010 Indiana Academic Standards for Science as well as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics and English Language Arts and Literacy for Social Studies/History, Science and Technical Subjects. These standards provide a consistent and clear understanding of what students are expected to learn and will further enable teachers and parents to know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be relevant to the real world and will ingrain knowledge and skills needed for success in college and careers.
More information on the CCSS including implementation resources can be found at the Indiana Department of Education website located here
Even prior to the implementation of these standards, Indiana's high school students were increasingly gaining the necessary skills required for today's workforce or knowledge to be successful in college.
More Indiana Seniors Take Advanced Placement Tests Than Ever Before
"The number of students earning scores of 3, 4 or 5 on AP exams (the score needed to gain college credit at a state college or university) increased by 16.8 percent, which is significantly higher than the national average of 7.6 percent. The number of students who took an AP exam increased by 9.7 percent. The diversity of Indiana AP exam takers also continues to grow. The percentage of black students participating is up 13.5 percent and the number of Hispanic test-takers is up 20.9 percent."
Indiana Department of Education, September 14, 2011
Record Number of Schools Earn Highest Mark on State Rating
"Indiana schools recorded their most successful year ever under the state’s accountability metrics . . . A record number of schools, 775 in total, received an “A” or “Exemplary” ranking based on student performance and improvement data from the state’s ISTEP+ test and End of Course Assessments."
Indiana Department of Education, August 29, 2011
Marshall County is served by seven public school corporations, six parochial and private schools, and over a dozen colleges in Northern Indiana.
K-12 Public School Corporations
The annual school performance reports for all elementary, intermediate/middle, and high
schools within each of the individual public school corporations listed below are available for PDF download at left.
410 N. First St
Argos, IN 46501
-Argos Community Schools received an "A" or "Exemplary" ranking by Indiana Department of Education. (Aug. 2011)
-Argos Jr-Sr. High School was among 12 Indiana public high schools to receive an Indiana Graduation Rate Performance Incentive award June 2011 for dramatically increasing graduation rates. Argos Jr-Sr. High School was awarded $20,000.
512 W Grant St
Bremen, IN 46506
-Bremen schools achieved an "A" or "Exemplary" ranking by Indiana Department of Education. (Aug. 2011)
-Bremen Senior High School was named a Four Star School by the Indiana Department of Education for the 2010 - 2011 school year. To achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25% of schools in performance on ISTEP+ and ECA state exams, as well as meeting the required Adequate Yearly Progress per the the No Child Left Behind statute. Less than 10%, or 162 of the 1,780 of public schools in Indiana, received this designation. (Dec. 2011)
P.O. Box 231
700 School St.
Culver, Indiana 46511
110 John Glenn Drive
Walkerton, IN 46574
-Webster Elementary School was named a Four Star School by the Indiana Department of Education for the 2010 - 2011 school year. (Dec. 2011)
100 Triton Dr
Bourbon, IN 46504
22601 Tyler Road
Lakeville, Indiana 46563
P.O. Box 418
324 N. Kingston Rd.
Plymouth, IN 46563
-JESSE is an Interlocal Cooperative comprised of 10 school corporations including Argos, Culver, John Glenn, Plymouth, Triton, and Union North United. JESSE administers more than 80 special classes and resource programs in 38 area schools located in 7 different counties in north central Indiana. The student base population for the cooperative school corporations is approximately 16,000. The co-op serves over 2,000 students with disabilities.
Private and Parochial Schools
Bourbon Christian School
1325 North Main Street
Bourbon, IN 46504
1830 North Michigan Street
Plymouth, IN 46563
Grades Pre K-12
6378 North Beech Road
Bourbon, IN 46504
Borkholder Parochial School (Amish)
P.O. Box 264
Bremen, IN 46506
605 S. Center Street
Grades Pre K-8
612 North Center Street
Plymouth, IN 46563
Grades Pre K-8
-St. Michael achieved an "A" or "Exemplary" ranking by Indiana Department of Education. (Aug. 2011)
1300 Academy Road
Culver, IN 46511
The Culver Academies are independent college preparatory boarding schools comprised of Culver Military Academy and Culver Girls Academy, founded in 1894 and 1971, respectively. The Culver Academies are outstanding college preparatory schools for boys and girls in an ideal campus setting on scenic Lake Maxinkuckee, with unparalleled facilities, and one of the most extensive academic and activity offerings available at the high-school level, with one of the finest athletic programs in the country.
Post-secondary Education in Northern Indiana
Northern Indiana is home to more than a dozen colleges and universities offering associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees to traditional and non-traditional students preparing for a career or training in a new field. Nearby colleges are building exciting partnerships with businesses and entrepreneurs to research and develop new ideas and design curriculum that matches real-world needs.
The University of Notre Dame is located 25 miles north of Marshall County. Notre Dame students represent all 50 states and over 100 countries. Rigorous academics
, NCAA Division I athletics
, and numerous events and activities
create an environment in which students are ignited with a passion to learn and to live to their fullest capacity.
Innovation Park is an essential building block to Notre Dame's goal of becoming a pre-eminent research university. The Park will provide the means to translate research innovations from the campus to the marketplace, in many different fields. It will also provide new, experiential learning opportunities for students from all colleges within the University.
Saint Mary's College
is a Catholic, residential, women’s college in the liberal arts tradition located in Notre Dame, Indiana. A pioneer in the education of women, the College is an academic community where women develop their talents and prepare to make a difference in the world. Saint Mary's College ranks among the top 100 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” in the U.S.News & World Report
2012 College Guide. Saint Mary's College is home to the Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative preparing students and women entrepreneurs in the community for successful business
Holy Cross College is a Catholic, residential, coed, four-year institution of higher learning, offering an applied liberal arts curriculum in the community of South Bend, Indiana. Students have access to outstanding resources and opportunities at the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College, Holy Cross's adjoining sister schools.
is a Catholic two-year liberal arts college located in Marshall County in the city of Donaldson. Ancilla Domini, founded by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, is a beautiful campus offering Associate degrees and certificates. With a 15:1 student faculty ratio and an average of 550 students, Ancilla College combines seventeen rigorous academic programs including Nursing and Health Sciences and a strong core curriculum with a nurturing and friendly atmosphere that prides itself on the success of its graduates at baccalaureate institutions and in the workplace.
Indiana University South Bend
IU South Bend has grown into Indiana University’s third largest campus with an enrollment of nearly 8,000 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students. IU South Bend offers more than 100 programs in which students can earn baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Indiana University is a major multi-campus public research institution, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education.
Ivy Tech Community College
is the nation's largest state-wide community college with single accreditation. It is the state's largest public post-secondary institution serving more than 150,000 students a year. Ivy Tech has campuses near Marshall County in both Warsaw and South Bend. Ivy Tech Community College's Department of Workforce and Economic Development offers local, affordable solutions for Indiana business and industry training needs.
An evangelical Christian college affiliated with the Missionary Church, Bethel College
is uniquely qualified to provide educational opportunities for all students, traditional and nontraditional, who are interested in a liberal arts program of studies with career and personal growth orientations. A coeducational college, it offers studies including master's, baccalaureate ad associate degrees. Bethel is located in Mishawaka, IN just north of Marshall County.
Brown Mackie College
is dedicated to helping individuals complete a college education to prepare for or advance in their career. Brown Mackie offers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in the fields of business, health care, legal assistance, and computer technology to more than 700 students in South Bend.
Goshen College is a liberal arts college to the north of Marshall County in Goshen, Indiana dedicated to the development of informed, articulate, sensitive, responsible Christians. As a ministry of the Mennonite Church, Goshen College focuses on international, intercultural, interdisciplinary, and integrative teaching and learning that offers every student a life-orienting story embedded in Christ centered core values: global citizenship, compassionate peacemaking, servant leadership and passionate learning.
Grace Theological Seminary is a learning community dedicated to teaching, training, and transforming the whole person for local church and global ministry. The objective is to provide pastors, teachers, missionaries, evangelists, and other leaders for evangelical Christian ministries throughout the world. Grace Theological Seminary is located in the town of Winona Lake, in north central Indiana. The campus is near the shores of Winona Lake, one of the largest of the more than 100 lakes in Kosciusko County.
Manchester College is an independent, liberal arts college located in North Manchester, Indiana about 50 miles southeast of Marshall County with 1,278 students engaged in 55 areas of undergraduate study
, two master's programs
and 19 NCAA Division III varsity sports
. Manchester College is a college of the Church of the Brethren
and has received acclaim in the 2011 America’s Best Colleges
guide of U.S. News & World Report
for our academic programs and affordability. Manchester has received the “Best College” ranking for 16 consecutive years. The Princeton Review
also consistently ranks Manchester as a "Best in the Midwest" school.
Purdue University North Central is part of the Purdue University system, which is recognized around the globe for its outstanding academic programs. Located on 268 acres, the beautiful campus offers an affordable and supportive way to achieve a world-class and marketable Purdue bachelor’s or master’s degree. More than 5,000 students enjoy the benefits of small classes and highly accessible faculty.