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Welcome to Elkhart!

New to Elkhart? We’re excited to welcome you to Elkhart Community Schools! See the ECS Registration page and Kindergarten Registration for registration information.

High School Naming

Help the naming committee write history! Submit your idea for the high school name, mascot and colors through March 16, 2018. Learn more!

School Delays & Closings

Visit our School Delays and Closings page for up-to-date information on delays and closings for ECS, and learn more about text alerts, delay guidelines for before school programs, and make-up dates.

ECS Elementary School Hours are 8:35am to 3:35pm (on Wednesdays, elementary students are dismissed at 2:55pm).

ECS Middle and High School Hours are 7:25am to 2:40pm (on Wednesdays, middle and high school students are dismissed at 2:00pm).

Mary Beck Elementary and Roosevelt STEAM Academy hours are 8:45am to 3:35pm (on Wednesdays, Beck and Roosevelt students are dismissed at 2:55pm).


Elkhart Community Schools recognizes that good communication between the school and parents is critical to a child’s success. Our schools are ready to answer your questions or address any concerns you may have. For contact information for your child’s school, please see the Schools page.

We also recognize that when our offices are closed, you may still have questions about your child’s progress. PowerSchool is the Elkhart Community Schools’ online portal for all student information, including report cards, test scores, absences/tardies and monitoring lunch money balances. PowerSchool is used district-wide and updated in real time.

Elkhart Community Schools also uses School Messenger, a program that aids us in contacting parents with messages about school, including closings and delays. Parents are able to set their preferences to receive text alerts, emails and phone calls for a variety of subject matters through School Messenger. Access to your School Messenger account is done through PowerSchool’s Contact Manager.

Ways to communicate with the school and district:

It is our goal to engage not only children in the educational process, but also parents and the community.

In the fall of 2015, Elkhart Community Schools embarked on the development of a strategic plan designed to guide the direction of the district from 2017-2022. Initial steps in the process included community meetings and surveys led by Ball State University, then the establishment of a focus group comprised of parents, staff members, and community members who presented the Board of School Trustees with recommendations. The Board established a series of community meetings over June-July 2016 to receive community input. Throughout the process, the Board has carefully considered the community feedback as they developed the strategic plan. The Board adopted the plan in October 2016.

Visit our Strategic Plan page to learn more: http://elkhart.k12.in.us/StrategicPlan

The Elkhart Difference: News from ECS

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    ECS Announces Record-Breaking Graduation Rate

    ECS Announces Record-Breaking Graduation Rate The Indiana Department of Education recently announced the final 2016-2017 graduation rates for Indiana high schools. Elkhart Community Schools is thrilled to announce the highest graduation rate – 91.7% [...]

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    Students work with NASA, head to Washington, D.C.

    Students work with NASA, head to Washington, D.C. Three Elkhart Memorial students are making their way into the field of astronomy while still only seniors in high school. Students Gabe Efsits, Duncan Learman, and [...]

  • hamster

    One School, One Book

    One School, One Book On January 16, Cleveland students finally got to open two large wrapped boxes that they’d been walking by every day for almost a month. The contents? Over 650 copies of [...]

  • Meagon Irons

    Meagan Irons, Awards for Excellence

    Meagan Irons, Awards for Excellence Elkhart Memorial High School senior, Meagan Irons, along with her parents, EACC administrator, counselor, and instructor, will be attending an awards ceremony and luncheon at the Indiana State House [...]

  • Sandy Carnall

    Sandy Carnall: Phi Beta Mu Inductee

    Sandy Carnall: Phi Beta Mu Inductee North Side Band Director, Sandy Carnall has recently been inducted into Phi Beta Mu, an International Honorary Fraternity for band directors. It is an organization that honors outstanding [...]

  • Vet tech students

    Vet Tech Students Find Success at Show

    Vet Tech Students Find Success at Show Last weekend, seven Elkhart Area Career Center Veterinary Science and FFA members traveled to show their pigs at the Green and White hog show. It was held [...]

  • ISSMA students

    Solo & Ensemble Results 2018

    Solo & Ensemble Results 2018 Orchestra performers who received a “Gold” rating in the solo category: Violin:  Katie Huang, Randall Delafuente , Jeramiah Fisher Orchestra performers who received a “Gold” rating in the ensemble [...]

Why Elkhart Community Schools

  • Hands-on learning, beginning in Pre-K and kindergarten
  • Largest agricultural program in the state of Indiana
  • More AP and dual credit classes than any other school district in Elkhart County
  • Award-winning Elkhart Area Career Center that features 28 programs and serves 16 neighboring school districts
  • Highly awarded extra-curricular offerings, including a wide range of music programs, clubs and athletic teams, performing and fine arts
  • Partnerships with leading higher education institutions, including University of Notre Dame, Indiana University South Bend, Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University, and IUPUI
  • Partnerships with leading Elkhart businesses and non-profits, ensuring work study, internship, and volunteer opportunities for students
  • Comprehensive support for students and families inside and outside the classroom