Due to the significant
number of persons and vehicle traffic who will be in attendance the
funeral of Officer Nick Shultz at the Radisson Star and the route of
the cortege will be throughout the Merrillville Community, the
Merrillville Schools will be closed on Monday, September 15th. We
appreciate your assistance and flexibility. Coaches or sponsors will
contact students if their sport or club is meeting. At this time our
thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and loved ones of
Officer Nick Schultz. School will resume at the regular time on Tuesday morning.
The following groups should report unless the individual takes a personal or vacation day: Administrators, Maintenance, Technology, Custodial and Mechanics.
The following groups are not to report: Teachers,Counselors, Daycare workers, Nurses, Social Workers, Instructional Aides, Bus Drivers (except where specifically requested),and Food Service.
Principals will be in contact with clerical staff who work 235 days or more during the school year.
On behalf of the 6700 students and
800 staff members of the Merrillville Community Schools, I
welcome you to our school corporation's website. The Pirate Community is rich
in diversity which has added to the outstanding educational environment that is
evident in every one of our 8 schools (5 Elementary, 1 Intermediate, 1 Middle,
and 1 High School).
We are the recipient of several
State and National awards:
- Merrillville High School: International Center for
Leadership in Education Model School, Coalition of Schools Educating
Boys of Color (COSBOC) Model School, and US News and World Reports Bronze
- Fieler Elementary and Pierce Middle Schools: PBIS
(Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) Indiana pilot and Model
- Salk Elementary: 2013 US Department of Education Blue
Ribbon School, Title 1 Distinguished School, and COSBOC model school
Merrillville High School is the only
diverse high school of its size in Indiana who has been graded an "A"
continuously for the last three years.
Our curriculum is rich in its rigor
regardless of grade or content area. Balanced Literacy, English/Language
Arts, Inquiry Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, ISTEM courses (Science,
Math, and Technology), Industrial Technology, Business, Physical Education and
Health, World Languages, Honors and Advanced Placement courses, all
work together with our rich co and extra curricular activities to provide a
well-rounded education to both our collegiate and non-collegiate bound
students. Our graduation rate of over 93% and high percentages of
students passing the State's Accountability Tests (ISTEP+ and ECA) allow bright
futures for our students.
Merrillville’s business and
community partnerships provide opportunities for our students to gain real life
work internship experiences in local health care facilities, car dealerships,
attorney offices, and the like. Each year we celebrate our student interns
alongside those that have mentored our students. We are also proud of the
large number of awards and scholarships that graduating classes after
graduating class receive to the Armed Services and Universities across the
We invite you to be part of the
Merrillville Community Schools Family and learn even more about The
Mark B.Sperling, Ed.D