Fort Wayne Community Schools, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is the largest school district in Indiana. 88.1% of our students graduate.
- Our School and Department Index is your complete source of detailed information about each school, including buses that are late, and schools that have a special status. Detail information about our schools and school choice is also included in the School Catalog
- The Student-Parent Handbook Spanish Burmese , booklet provides information and resources parents need to support their children's education.
- FWCS' Code of Conduct Spanish Burmese outlines the District's commitment to reinforcing positive student behavior and teaching students to be produtive, responsible citizens while maintaining a safe environment in which all students can learn.
City of Fort Wayne
Size: 79.12 square miles
Approximately one of every eight residents is a public school student.
Fort Wayne is the second-largest city in Indiana and is home to beautiful parks, crowd-pleasing sports teams, terrific shopping (largest indoor mall in the state), thought-provoking fine arts events and organizations, and a great variety of businesses and community groups.
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Fort Wayne Community Schools
Mission, Vision & Goals
Mission: Fort Wayne Community Schools educates all students to high standards enabling them to become productive, responsible citizens.
FWCS Vision: Fort Wayne Community Schools will be the school system of choice and a source of community pride.
- Achieve and Maintain Academic Excellence
- Engage Parents and the Community
- Operate with Integrity and Fiscal Responsibility
Early Learning Centers (PreK-K): 2 Elementary (K-5): 31
Intermediate (1-8): 1
Middle (6-8): 10
High (9-12): 5
Career and Technology Center: 1
Of these, 7 are magnet schools, including two Montessori schools and five with focuses on math and science, fine arts or communications.
3,023 full-time employees
1,242 part-time employees
Dr. Wendy Robinson
Chief Academic Officer:
Steven M. Cobb, MS
Chief Operations Officer:
Charles Cammack, Jr., MA
Chief Financial Officer:
Kathy Friend, CPA
Area Administrator, Elementary:
Pam Musick, MEd
Area Administrator, Middle:
Rita Turflinger, MA
Area Administrator, High:
Debra Faye Williams-Robbins, Esq. Director of Strategic Initiatives:
Did you know?
Facts that May Surprise You about FWCS: What FWCS Accomplishes with Less
Total students: 30,992
Elementary (PreK-5): 15,324
Middle (6-8): 6,678
High (9-12): 8,972
Attendance rate (08-09): 95.5%
Graduation rate (10-11): 88.1%
College Attendance Rate (08-09): 79.6%
Composit SAT Scores (08-09): 965
African American: 25%
American Indian: 1%
Asian American: 4%
Eligible for free/reduced priced meals: 68%
Languages spoken: 79
Other Student Information
English Language Learners (ELL): Serves students who are learning English by providing English development support in 20 of our schools. More than 1,330 students participate in ELL programs.
Special Education: The FWCS Special Education Department serves all students living in the District, not just the students enrolled in FWCS. Its goal is to help all students be successful educationally. More than 6,000 students receive services from the FWCS Special Education Department.
Career & Technical Education: The FWCS Anthis Career Center supports 22 area high schools and more than 1,000 students with its career education programs. It offers dual-credit opportunities, internships and certifications. Its mission is to provide students the skills to succeed and the opportunities to use those skills.
Adult Learning: FWCS provides lifelong learning opportunitied to all Allen County residents through its Continuing Education & Neighborhood Connection programs. More than 2,000 adults participated in Continuing Education and more that 2,400 in Neighborhood Connection.
FWCS was founded in 1857 and has touched virtually every segment of the Fort Wayne community for more than 150 years. Its heritage is closely interwoven with the growth and development of the entire region.
FWCS has produced improved academic results as we have seen an increase in students who do not speak English and an increase in students coming from low-income families. FWCS is dedicated to improving academic achievement for all students and has many programs in place to meet their varying needs.
FWCS is proud of its policy that allows students to attend any school in the District, based on space availability and racial balance.
145.7 square miles covered
3.6 million miles traveled by bus each year
25,527 students riding the bus
1,700 bus routes
22,971 lunches served daily
6,992 breakfasts served daily
Fiscal Year 2012
Calendar Year 2012 Operating Budget : $252,510,671
Expenditures by Category 2010-11
(Source: Indiana Department of Education Website)
Instruction: 69.6% (State average 58.6%)
Overhead and Operational: 20.4% (State average 22.7%)
Non-Operational: 10% (State average 18.7%)
Calendar Year 2012: $12,544,743
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