School Information 2017-08-17T13:06:42+00:00


Elkhart Central High School

Elkhart Central High School is considered the founding high school of Elkhart. Constructed in 1868, the original “Old Central” school in downtown Elkhart served students through 1965, when the present-day location of Elkhart Central High School was built. In 1972, under the expected growth of Elkhart, Elkhart Memorial High School opened a second high school on the west side of town and Elkhart High School formally became Elkhart Central High School. Currently, Elkhart Central has 112 classrooms, 13 modern computer labs, 14 science labs and 3 lecture halls. Elkhart Central offers over 200 courses designed to provide students with curriculum that meets state standards, but also engages them in the learning process based on their skills and interests. Elkhart Central’s highly-award Advanced Placement program offers 33 advanced placement courses, and the Elkhart Central Early College program has helped students earn over 11,000 college credits in the past two years.


School Hours and Location

School Hours: 7:25am to 2:40pm. Students are dismissed at 2:00pm on Wednesdays.
Office Hours: 7:00am to 3:30pm
School Address: One Blazer Boulevard, Elkhart, IN 46516
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 that 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.


Staff Directory

Serge, Frank Principal
Harrison, Rhiannon Assistant Principal
Sassaman, Scott Assistant Principal
Berheide, Kelly Assistant Principal
Grasty, Jason Assistant Principal
Behling, Susan Secretary 
Krull, Rosemary Secretary
Morningstar, Nancy Paraprofessional 
Stahl, Yolanda Study Hall 
Sokolowski, Elizabeth Art, Chair
Harrington, Kelly Visual Art Teacher
Jager, Ashley Art Teacher
Pletcher, Patti Business, Chair
Balch, Jake Business Teacher
Korn, Tracy English, Chair
Brown, Sheila English Para
Buckley, Kelly English Teacher
Draeger, Thomas Carol English Teacher
Eggleston, Jane English Teacher
Johnson, Michelle English Teacher
Olson, Jesse English Teacher
Riblet, Krista English Teacher
Smith, Leslie English Teacher
Stine, Amy English Teacher
Townsley, Brittany English Teacher
Hill, Teresa English Teacher
Baker, Kristin English Teacher
Gorden, Anita FACS, Chair
Allen, Kathy FACS
Sarah Flagg Guidance, Chair
Kelly, Todd Guidance
Roberson, Regina Guidance
McCaskey, Teresa Counselor
Elli, Theodore Technology, Chair
Battjes, Trudy Ind. Technology
Maure, James
Nelson, Jenna Math, Chair
Guzman, Emily Math Teacher 
Halloran-Barnes, Jill Math Teacher
Kirkton, Jonathan Math Teacher
Mackiewicz, Jim Math Teacher
Pletcher, John Math Teacher
Slisz, Jill Math Teacher
Wilson, Sasha 9th Grade Math
Dean, Kate Math Teacher
BahBah, Neil Math Teacher
Compton, Bradley Media, Chair
Hobson, Teresa Media Secretary
Homan, Laura Computer Para
Niederer, William Music Chair, Choral
Baier, Laura Choir Accompanist
Burton, Dan Ass’t Band Director
Cook, Sean Ass’t Band Director
Elliott, David Director of Bands
Gwin, Lynn Ass’t Band Director
Hatfield, Jeffery Ass’t Orchestra Director
Miller, Kyle Ass’t Orchestra Director
Reinert, Jeff Choral Director 
Tyson, Joshua Choral Director 
Weirich, Kyle Director of Orchestras
Dickerson, Missie PE/Health, Chair
Buckley, Brian Director of Athletics
Shattuck, Josh Ass’t Athletic Director
Bender,  Bodie PE/Health
Erlacher, Matt PE/Health
Garretson, Amy PE/Health​ 
Milanese, Lisa Health
Jantzen, Eric Science, Chair
Sawtelle, Sara Science
Titus, Rachel Biology
Hoffman, Peter Chemistry
McClelland, Paul Science
Birch, Sarah Science
Stutsman, Steve Special Ed, Chair 
Foster, Barbara Paraprofessional
Glantz, Robert Special Education
Holt, Lori Special Education
Kijak, Karen Special Education
Miles, Matthew Special Education
Miller, Kris Special Education
Miller, Tanisha Special Education
Perkey, Matt Special Education
Pratcher, Derria Paraprofessional
Roach, Carol Special Education
Starzyk, Steve Social Studies, Chair
Nusbaum, Kathy Social Studies Teacher
Drews, Carrie Social Studies Teacher
Warstler, Haley Social Studies Teacher
Sadowey, John Social Studies Teacher
Shenk, Bekah Social Studies Teacher
Smith, Terry Geography
Schneider, April W. Languages, Chair
DeVries, Maria ESL/World Languages
Espinosa, Jennifer French Teacher
Forbes, Melissa Spanish Teacher
Garcia, Angela ESL Teacher
McAninch, Scott German Teacher
Stauffer, Laura ASL Teacher
Kinkaide, Jeff Head Custodian  
Freeland, Wendy Nurse


School Improvement Plan

To see our full 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.