Elkhart Memorial High School

Elkhart Memorial High School opened in 1972 and serves an attendance district encompassing the west, northwest, and north areas of the city of Elkhart. Elkhart Memorial is one of two high schools in Elkhart Community Schools, along with Elkhart Central. ECS is the 13th largest school district in Indiana, with a total student population of just under 13,000. EMHS has 96 classrooms that serve over 1,700 students in grades 9 through 12. We also house the district’s Young Adult Program, serving students between 18 and 22 years old with moderate and severe disabilities. We have a staff comprised of 124 certified and 66 classified employees. EMHS has two performance spaces: the Auditorium, with a capacity of 1,300, and the Little Theater, with a capacity of 300. We have two large gyms, a dance studio, and a weight room. In addition, Elkhart Community Schools is proud to be a partner with the Elkhart Health Fitness Aquatics and Community Center. This first-class regional aquatics center, opening in the spring of 2019 in downtown Elkhart, will be available to the public and will support our Elkhart High School swimming programs. We have a comprehensive co-curricular and extracurricular program including Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Drill Team, Theater, Speech, Student Government, Sigma Beta Epsilon, Key Club, Military Club, Robotics, Chemistry Club, Physics Club, Move2Stand, Academic Super Bowl, Spell Bowl, and several others.  Also, interscholastic athletics, sponsored by the Indiana High School Athletic Association, round out Elkhart Memorial High School’s offerings. EMHS is a member of the highly regarded Northern Lakes Conference, which includes the following area schools: Concord, Elkhart Memorial, Goshen, Northridge, Northwood, Plymouth, Warsaw and Wawasee.

School Hours and Location

School Hours: 7:25AM-2:40PM. Students are dismissed at 2:00PM on Monday.
Office Hours: 7:00AM-3:30PM
School Address: 2608 California Road, Elkhart, IN 46514
Phone Number: 574-262-5600

8 Block Schedule

Elkhart Memorial High School, beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year, operates on a Block 8 schedule.

On Monday, students attend all eight classes. The class order is rearranged to avoid impacting Elkhart Area Career Center students and to maintain the morning/afternoon split for teachers who instruct in more than one school building. Students are dismissed at 2:00PM on Monday.

On Tuesday and Thursday, students attend class periods 1, 2, 3, 4 (each class 85-90 minutes in length), and the half hour PRIDE period. On Wednesday and Friday, students attend class periods 5, 6, 7, 8 (each class 85-90 minutes in length) and the half hour PRIDE period.

Below are the daily class schedules. Any weather related delays will require an altered schedule.

Period 1 7:25 – 8:07
Period 5 8:12 – 8:50
Period 2 8:55 – 9:33
Period 6 9:38 – 10:16
Period 3 10:23 – 11:01
Period 7 (A,B,C Lunch) 11:06 – 12:31
“A” Lunch 11:01-11:31
“B” Lunch 11:31-12:01
“C” Lunch 12:01-12:31
Period 4 12:36 – 1:14
Period 8 1:19 – 2:00


Period 1 7:25 – 8:55
Period 2 9:00 – 10:25
PRIDE 10:30 – 11:00
Period 3 (A,B,C Lunch) 11:05 – 1:05
“A” Lunch 11:00-11:30
“B” Lunch 11:35-12:05
“C” Lunch 12:35-1:05
Period 4 1:10 – 2:40


Period 5 7:25 – 8:55
Period 6 9:00 – 10:25
PRIDE 10:30 – 11:00
Period 7 (A,B,C Lunch) 11:05 – 1:05
“A” Lunch 11:00-11:30
“B” Lunch 11:35-12:05
“C” Lunch 12:35-1:05
Period 8 1:10 – 2:40


News/Upcoming Events

Please visit our News page to see the latest Memorial 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. Please also review Elkhart Memorial’s Student Attendance Policy.


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

*Staff member names are links to their school email addresses

Cary Anderson, Principal
Frank Kurth, Vice Principal
Kelly Blair, Assistant Principal
LaTosha Bonds, Assistant Principal
Dennis Trigg, Assistant Principal
Gail Draper, Director of Counseling
Charlene Trotter, Director of Inclusion

Deb Keller, Office Manager/Principal’s Secretary
Denise Kulp, Attendance Secretary
Laurie Crawford, Main Office Secretary
Darlene Ballard, Treasurer/Book Rental
Tiffany Rush, Student Office

Art Department
Matthew Hartman, Department Chair
Heather Ashton
Kevin Hartman
Tara Mix

Business Education Department
Bruce Baer, Department Chair
Sarah Bowerman
Lauren Schmidt

Engineering and Technology Department
Nicholas Seidl, Department Chair

Family and Consumer Science Department
Kara Sears, Department Chair
Andrea Holtz
Sarah Parcell

Language Arts Department
Kerry Leader, Department Chair
Jennifer Andrews
Jean Clements
Eileen Corson
Adriana Don
Todd Efsits
Sherri Greenfield-LudwigClassroom Page
Jeffrey Hemmerlein
Michael Henderson
Maria Hernandez
Adam Homo
Kathryn Lane
Megan Lewis
Kasey Lutrell
Elizabeth Regules
Corin Sailor

Math Department
Alexander Holtz, Department Chair
Lori Booker
Laura Corwin
Stephanie Doncilovic
Susan Efsits
Ben Fager
David Freel
Jennifer LeMunyon
Kyle Sears
Amy SemancikClassroom Page
Julie Tyrakowski

Music DepartmentMusic Department Website
Kurt Weimer
, Department Chair
David Brennan
Tim Carnall
Sean Diller
Joshua Hren
James Keranen
Jacob Robaska
Rebecca Yoder
Eva Marie Young

Physical Education Department
Janie Boyden, Department Chair
Darlene Owings
Scott Rost
Scot Shaw

Science Department
Edward Hibshman, Department Chair
Austin Conner
Nathan Eckley
Heather Fellows
Heidi KrusenklausClassroom Page
Rebecca Loar
Cara McMenamin
Brenda Mueller
Amanda Reichler
Eric Shipp
Jennifer Summers

Social Studies Department
Sonya Harrington, Department Chair
Stephen Asbury
Linda Fine
Stefanie Foster
Erin Hartman
Nicolai Hyer
Brandon Miller
Caitlin Rappelli
Todd Sheely
Brandon Whitsit

Special Education Department
Maegan Banicki
Denise Downing
Deborah Gilles
Nicole Homo
Donald Knowlton
Stephanie Knowlton
Katie Marquardt
Kris Miller
Steven Scott
Dana Soptich
Jana Spears
Zach Stone
Kristina Thomas-Bartley

World Languages Department
Stephanie Scalise, Department Chair
Tami Eder
Susan Fritschi
Hiromi Hollett
Larissa McFarland
Jodi Saville
Julie Tyrakowski
Jason Westbrook

School Counseling Department
Michelle Kessler, Co-Department Chair
Adrienne Bashore,  School Counselor
Camille Evans, School Counselor
Lawrence Fielstra, School Counselor
Allison Makowski, Co-Department Chair
Michele Tibbs,School Counselor-Early College
Lisa Swann, Early College Data Coordinator
Tara Butler,  Social Worker
Michelle Yoder, School Counseling Secretary
Maritza Banuelos, School Counseling Registrar

Athletic Department
Jacquie Rost, Athletic Director
Phyllis Tubbs, Assistant Athletic Director
Rose Bloss, Athletic Department Secretary

Additional Memorial Staff
Officer Robert Presswood, School Resource Officer
Jeffrey Miller, Internships/Student Activities
Amber Fergison, JAG Coordinator
Colleen Shook, Media Center Director
Peggy Gay, Media Center Secretary
Rebekah Altiere, Cafeteria Manager
Willie Coleman, Head Custodian
Jennifer Geers, Nurse
Leticia Armstrong, Security Kiosk
Tracey Miller, Attendance Social Worker
Major JG Dorman, AFJROTC
Senior Master Sargent Scott Rutledge, AFJROTC


School Improvement Plan

To see our full Elkhart Memorial School Improvement Plan, please click here: Memorial School Improvement Plan.



Alumni Association Information

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