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The Crossroads Regional area is serviced by two main school districts: Crown Point Community School Corporation and Merrillville Community School Corporation.

Crown Point Schools

Crown Point Community School Corporation encompasses one high school, two middle schools and seven elementary schools. Crown Point schools work diligently to create an environment that nurtures students and helps them grow both academically and personally. Their mission is to create lifelong learners.

Crown Point High School focuses on six core values: College, Career, Citizenship, Creativity, Courage and Culture. They achieve these goals through freshman transitions that build individual learning plans, ACT and college-readiness assessments, High Impact Teaching Strategies, online courses, credit recovery labs, digital resources, AP courses and dual-credit courses through local colleges. They have received many accolades and awards:

• National Grand Prize Magna Award, by National School Boards Association (only school corporation in Indiana to ever win this award)
• 2018 Best Schools in America, by NICHE
• Schools of Choice, by Parents
• Top Ten Achievements, by students
• “Best Buy” School Corporation, by the Indiana Chamber
• National Blue Ribbon Schools, by United States Government
• Indiana Four Star Schools, by Indiana Government
• Master School Board Award, by IN School Boards Association
• Crown Point High School “America’s Top High School,” by U.S. News & World Report
• Crown Point High School National “Most Challenging High School,” by Washington Post
• Indiana Performance Qualified School District, by Indiana Department of Education

Crown Point Community School Corporation Schools

• Crown Point High School
• Robert A. Taft Middle School
• Colonel John Wheeler Middle School
• Timothy Ball Elementary School
• Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School
• Lake Street Elementary School
• Douglas MacArthur Elementary School
• Solon Robinson Elementary School
• Jerry Ross Elementary School
• Winfield Elementary School
• Porter Township School Corporation

Merrillville schools

Merrillville Community School Corporation provides education to students of all ages, preschoolers through senior citizens. Merrillville s chools believe that communication is the key to a relationship between students, staff, and parents that will create the most beneficial learning environment. Their mission is to provide students with skills for “independent learning, responsible citizenship, and productive employment.” Merrillville schools achieve this mission through an exciting and challenging mix of classes, programs and extracurriculars.

Lifelong learning is of great importance in the Merrillville school system. Not only does the school system provide curriculum designed to prepare students for colleges and careers after graduation, but it is also a participant of the 21st Century Scholars Program. This program assists low- and moderate-income students who enroll in the program and “fulfill a pledge of good citizenship to the state” in being able to afford college tuition. MCSC also provides adult and community education that includes high school credit, test prep and a wide variety of community education courses.

Merrillville High School has been named a model school by International Center for Leadership in Education, received a bronze rating as one of the Nation’s Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report and is nationally recognized by the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC).

Merrillville Community School Corporation Schools

• Adult and Continuing Education School
• Merrillville High School
• Merrillville Intermediate School
• Clifford Pierce Middle School
• Henry P. Fieler Elementary School
• Homer Iddings Elementary
• Edgar L. Miller Elementary School
• Jonas E. Salk Elementary School
• John Wood Elementary School

Porter Township School Corporation

The mission at Porter Township Schools (PTSC) is to prepare children to realize their fullest potential as lifelong learners and vibrant contributors to the community through programs, staff and systems of the highest quality. The goal is to inspire every student, every day, to reach his or her fullest potential.

Core beliefs at PTSC are:
• There is more than one way to learn and teach.
• School must be a safe and caring environment.
• Decisions are made in the best interest of students.
• Education develops good citizens who exhibit civic responsibility and high character, and contribute to community.
• The entire district must be focused on what students need to be successful.
• Students should contribute to the design of schoolwork for understanding and be accountable for their work.
• A cooperative relationship between the home, school and community is vital for effective teaching and learning.
• Trust is vital – trust bonds staff, students, family and community.

Porter Township School Corporation Schools

• Porter Lakes Elementary
• Boone Grove Elementary
• Boone Grove Middle School
• Boone Grove High School

Private Schools

Outside of these public school options, parents and students may also choose from one of the area’s private schools. They are Andrean High School, St. Mary Catholic Community School, Crown Point Christian School, Aquinas Elementary School and Trinity Evangelical Lutheran.

Once students have completed high school and are ready to move on to higher education, they won’t need to go far from home to find top-quality colleges and universities. Nearby colleges include: Indiana University-Northwest, Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest, Purdue University-Calumet Campus, Valparaiso University and Indiana Wesleyan University.

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