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Pike County Education


The Pike County School Corporation has a state and national reputation for high student academic achievement. In 2000, the editors of the Wall Street Journal and Offspring Magazine named Pike County to their list of the Best 100 Public School Districts in the United States, a designation only 100 districts out of 17,000 nationwide were able to achieve.

In 2005 and 2006, the American Student Achievement Institute recognized the PCSC and all five of its schools—Otwell, Petersburg and Winslow elementary schools, Pike Central Middle School and High School as Top-Gainer schools for outstanding performance on Indiana’s state accountability test, ISTEP+. Pike Central High School was named “A Best Buy Honor Roll High School” by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce due to outstanding academic achievement.


District enrollment is approximately 2,150 students, in pre-school through Grade 12. In 2005, 75% of PCHS graduates planned to pursue post-secondary education. Pike County graduates have gone on to distinguish themselves as astronauts, FBI agents, inventors, authors, university presidents, physicians, lawyers, welders, farmers, businessmen, educators, and major league baseball players. Visit our website at for detailed information.

Continuing education opportunities are plentiful, with several vocational colleges and universities within a 45-mile radius.

Pike County Public Library, with branches in Winslow and Otwell is a regional attraction with its many programs and excellent genealogy resources.

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