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Why Choose South Dearborn Community Schools? We are focused on creating an exceptional learning experience for your child.

“I chose South Dearborn Community Schools because the teachers truly care about the students.” – SDCSC Parent

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Welcome to South Dearborn Community School Corporation, where our schools share a community commitment for each student to be Success Driven. Our safe and secure campus offers a beautiful setting for learning for students in grades K-12. With four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school, our school corporation provides a format for learning that is designed to meet the needs of all children. 

At South Dearborn, we are "Success Driven." Grow. Excel. Achieve.

Our Mission
South Dearborn Community School Corporation's mission is to Grow, Excel, and Achieve. 

Our Vision
Our vision of the South Dearborn Community School Corporation is that of a leading school corporation with a shared commitment to a continuous improvement process that engages and challenges all stakeholders. Students are immersed in a rigorous, personalized curriculum supported by a 21st century learning environment. A culture of excellence is sustained with a dedicated team working collaboratively toward common goals. South Dearborn is fiscally responsible and provides a safe and secure learning environment where parents choose to send their children and staff desire to work.

What We Believe
South Dearborn Community School Corporation believes:

  • Data-driven, personalized learning experiences increase student achievement.
  • All students can achieve at higher levels.
  • Students must be actively engaged in their own education.
  •  A rigorous and relevant curriculum fosters college and career readiness, and supports a systematic framework to engage student learning.
  • It takes a strong community partnership to collaboratively educate students efficiently and effectively.
  • The effective application of technology enhances curriculum and increases corporation efficiency.
  • Extracurricular activities promote learning and develop a well-rounded, comprehensive educational experience.

What We Value
South Dearborn Community School Corporation values:

  • An educational framework that drives student success.
  • Teachers who effectively deliver instruction, are accountable for student learning, and are dedicated advocates for students.
  • Personnel who are dedicated to common goals, fiscal responsibility, and well-maintained, clean facilities within a safe and secure learning environment.

Corporation Goals & Action Plan
1. Develop and implement the framework needed to receive AdvanceEd, K-12 District Accreditation.
2. Improve stakeholder satisfaction.
3. Prepare and implement research-based school safety plan for measuring and improving building and staff safety preparedness.
4. Increase capacity to utilize technology in the classroom.

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Dr. John Mehrle

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