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Elkhart Central High School

The original “Old Central” school in downtown Elkhart (first constructed in 1868) served as the initial high school building for Elkhart, serving students at that location through 1965, when the present Elkhart Central High School building opened as Elkhart High School. For more information on the history of Elkhart High School, click HERE.  In 1972,  Elkhart Memorial High School was opened and the Elkhart High School facility became Elkhart Central High School.

Elkhart Central offers over 200 courses designed to provide students with a curriculum that meets state standards but also engages them in the learning process based on their skills and interests. Elkhart Central’s highly regarded Advanced Placement program offers college-level courses in the areas of English, mathematics, science, art, computer science, music theory, and social studies.  The Elkhart Central Early College program has helped students to earn over 11,000 college credits in the past two years.

School Hours and Location

School Hours: 7:25 am to 2:40 pm; students are dismissed at 2:00 pm on Mondays.
Office Hours: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
School Address: 1 Blazer Boulevard, Elkhart IN 46516-4565
Phone Number: 574-295-4700


News/Upcoming Events

Please visit our News page to see the latest Central news and for a list of upcoming events!


Breakfast/Lunch Menus

At Elkhart Community Schools Food Services, we know that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand! The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals who are dedicated to students’ health, well being, and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Click here to see the ECS Food Services page, including menus.


Official School Policies

We invite you to review the Elkhart Community Schools’ Notice of Non-Discrimination and Student Handbook as adopted by the Elkhart Community Schools Board of School Trustees. All district-wide school forms can be found on the Elkhart Community Schools Policies and Forms page.


School Delays and Closings

Please visit the Elkhart Community Schools’ School Delay and Closing page for up-to-date, accurate information about school closings and delays, as well as make-up schedules. The district will also post about school closings and delays on the official ECS Facebook page and the official ECS Twitter page.


Faculty/Staff Directory

Serge, Frank Principal
Berheide, Kelly Vice Principal
Grasty, Jason Assistant Principal
Harrison, Rhiannon Assistant Principal
Sassaman, Scott Assistant Principal
Ward, JeNeva Assistant Principal
Draper, Gail District Guidance Director
Buckley, Brian Athletic Director
Shattuck, Joshua Asst. Athletic Director
Behling, Susan Secretary 
Delks, Betsy Athletics Secretary
Krull, Rosemary Secretary/Office Manager
Maxson, Maribel Secretary
Skipper, Cody School Resource Officer
Wirt, Amanda Secretary
Wyatt, Dana Secretary/Treasurer
Sokolowski, Elizabeth Art Dept. Chair
Harrington, Kelly Art Teacher
Jager, Ashley Art Teacher
Pletcher, Patti Business Dept. Chair
Drews, Mike Business Teacher
Jerzak, Julie Business Teacher
Riley, Janet Business Teacher
Korn, Tracy English Dept. Chair
Baker, Kristin English Teacher
Buckley, Kelly English Teacher
Dubois, Colleen English Teacher
Elli, Janis English Teacher
Fleischer, Michelle English Teacher
Gonzalez, Tamara English Teacher
Gravender, Kris English Teacher
Hill, Kylie English Teacher
Lesniewicz, Kyle English Teacher
Olson, Jesse English Teacher
Riblet, Krista English Teacher
Smith, Leslie English Teacher
Stine, Amy English Teacher
Townsley, Brittany English Teacher
Gorden, Anita FACS Dept. Chair
Burlingame, Luann FACS Teacher
Jackson, Desiree FACS Teacher
Weaver, Stevi FACS Teacher
Flagg, Sarah Guidance Dept. Chair
Barhydt, Katy Guidance Counselor
Bradshaw, Carol Secretary
Burns, Jerica Guidance Counselor
Curry, Courtney Sec’y/Registrar
Gingrich, Bonnie Guidance Counselor
Kelley, Michael Guidance Counselor
Roberson, Regina Guidance Counselor
Simon, Sherwin Social Worker
Nelson, Jena Math Dept. Chair
Bahbah, Neil Math Teacher
Clear, Heather Math Teacher
Dean, Kate Math Teacher
Guzman, Emily Math Teacher 
Halloran-Barnes, Jill Math Teacher
Horvath, Melissa Math Teacher
Kirkton, Jonathan Math Teacher
Mackiewicz, Jim Math Teacher
McDonald, Luccas Math Teacher
Miller, Kent Math Teacher
Starzyk, Cara Math Teacher
Wilson, Sasha Math Teacher
Windy, Matt Math Teacher
Young, Jami Math Teacher
Compton, Bradley Media Dept. Chair
Hobson, Teresa Secretary
Homan, Laura Tech. Asst., Computers
Niederer, William Music Chair/Choral, Theory
Baier, Laura Choral Accompanist
Burton, Dan Ass’t Band Director
Cook, Sean Ass’t Band Director
Elliott, David Band Director
Hatfield, Jeffery Ass’t Orchestra Director
Kline, Betty Lou Secretary
Miller, Kyle Ass’t Orchestra Director
Reinert, Jeff Choral Director 
Tyson, Joshua Choral Director, Piano 
Weirich, Kyle Orchestra Director
Whitehead, Allan Ass’t Band Director
Dickerson, Missie PE/Health Dept. Chair
Erlacher, Matt PE/Health Teacher
Garretson, Amy PE/Health Teacher​ 
Milanese, Lisa Health Teacher
Sekal, Scott PE/Health Teacher
Singrey, Barry PE/Health Teacher
Jantzen, Eric Science Dept. Chair
Barnes, Scott Science Teacher
Cisneros, Erin Science Teacher
Dauerty, Helene Science Teacher
Hren, Jeremy Science Teacher
Lawdenski, Dana Science Teacher
Loth, Dan Science Teacher
McClelland, Paul Science Teacher
Schibley, Jessica Science Teacher
Shull, Jolynn Science Teacher
Titus, Rachel Science Teacher
Starzyk, Steve Social Studies Dept. Chair
Hicks, David Social Studies Teacher
Leeling, James Social Studies Teacher
Miller, Tanisha Social Studies Teacher
Shattuck, Joshua Social Studies Teacher
Shenk, Bekah Social Studies Teacher
Smith, Terry Social Studies Teacher
Tomac, John Social Studies Teacher
Warstler, Haley Social Studies Teacher
Whickcar, Zach Social Studies Teacher
Stutsman, Steve Special Ed. Dept. Chair 
Brown, Angela Special Ed. Teacher
Foster, Barbara Paraprofessional
Conway, Carrie Paraprofessional
Eby, Greg Paraprofessional
Eby, Roberta Paraprofessional
French, Cody Special Ed. Teacher
Guthrie, Julie Special Ed. Teacher
Holt, Lori Special Ed. Teacher
Jones, Tim Special Ed. Teacher
Miller, Arissa Paraprofessional
Morningstar, Nancy Paraprofessional
Reid, Kelly Special Ed. Teacher
Roscoe, Jan Paraprofessional
Scott, Margret Paraprofessional
Smith, Thelma Paraprofessional
Warlick, Shari Paraprofessional
Watt, Cory Special Ed. Teacher
Weirich, Tracey Special Ed. Teacher
Elli, Theodore Technology Dept. Chair
Campbell, Donovan JAG Program
Sims, Yoketha Air Force JROTC
Schneider, April W. Languages Dept. Chair
Burgess, Alexis ENL Teacher
DeVries, Maria ENL/Fr./Span. Teacher
Duff, Pam Spanish Teacher
Espinosa, Jennifer French Teacher
Fritschi, Susan German Teacher
Garcia, Angela ENL Teacher
Grubaugh, Faith ENL Teacher
Hollett, Hiromi Japanese Teacher
House-James, Dinita Paraprofessional
Short, Melissa Spanish Teacher
Stauffer, Laura ASL Teacher
Torres, Katrina Paraprofessional
Westbrook, Jason Latin Teacher
Birkey, Cheryl Food Services Manager
Coatie, Will ISS Supervisor
Davila, Juan APEX Supervisor
Greene, William Detention Supervisor
Kinkaide, Jeff Head Custodian  
Kitt, Ben Building Engineer  
Freeland, Wendy Nurse
Stahl, John Security Desk
Stahl, Yolanda Study Hall Supervisor 


School Improvement Plan

To see the Elkhart Central School Improvement Plan, please click here: Central School Improvement Plan.



Alumni Association Information

We’re proud of the long-standing alumni community who found success through Elkhart Central. Please check back here for information about upcoming Alumni events.