Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools

Basic Information

Address: Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation 1 Trojan Place Suite B St. Leon, IN 47012
Phone Number: 812-623-2291
Fax Number: 812-623-3341
Superintendent: Dr. Jeffrey Hendrix

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Member Schools: Bright Elementary School, North Dearborn Elementary School, Sunman Elementary School, Sunman-Dearborn Intermediate School, Sunman-Dearborn Middle School and East Central High School
Board of Directors: Mrs. Kim Weber, Board President, Mr. David Anderson, Board Vice-President, Mrs. Cindie Fox, Secretary, Mr. Glenn Scholl, Member, Mr. Brandon Burress, Member, Mr. Charlie Keyes, Member and Mr. John Armbruster, Member
Mission Statement:

To create a culture of educational excellence for each student.

Accreditation and Recognition: North Central Accreditation
District Characteristics: The Sunman-Dearborn School Corporation is located in the southeastern corner of the state of Indiana. It is made up of seven townships, six (6) in Dearborn County and one (1) in Ripley County. The seven member elected school board represents seven townships that govern the School Corporation. The communities within the school system are Bright, Dover, Guilford, Hidden Valley Lake, Logan, New Alsace, St. Leon, Sunman, West Harrison and Yorkville. The school community is best described as a bedroom community for the Greater Cincinnati Area. The school corporation covers approximately 160 square miles and is located 70 miles southeast of Indianapolis, IN on I-74 and 30 miles west of Cincinnati, OH. Residents living in the Sunman-Dearborn School Corporation benefit from many cultural opportunities available in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. Residents are also served by the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport located within a 20 mile commute from the school corporation. The Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation has earned a reputation as one of southeastern Indiana's finest school systems. Our curriculum is challenging and marked by an outstanding record of innovation. Our facilities are second to none! We have built wisely for the future and our facilities are either new or recently renovated. Our attention to the quality of our facilities shows our commitment to the students of our communities. The School Corporation operates a high school, middle school, intermediate school and three elementary schools. Our corporation also has a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center.
Other Facilities: Performing Arts Center
Athletics: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Swimming, Golf, Tennis,Wrestling, Track, Softball, Cross Country, and Soccer

Single Parent Families: 15.7%
Per Capita Income: $21,900
Adults with less than HS Diploma: 14%
Same Residence: 62.2%
Children with At-Risk Mothers: 2%
Free/Reduced Lunch: 12.4%

Organization Goals: Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation will become financially stable by the 2011-2012 school year and it will be proactive in addressing future financial needs. Indicators for Stability and Pro-activity: A. Cash balance in all funds B. Increased enrollment C. Fully-funded programs D. Rainy Day Fund established Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation will provide a viable, articulated curriculum taught by highly qualified teachers who use best practices informed by data derived from authentic assessments. Indicators for Curriculum creation, Researched Best Practices, and Formative/Summative Assessments A. Curriculum mapping utilized to articulate curriculum 12-K vertically and horizontally B. Professional Development is provided for administrators and teachers to improve curriculum development, instructional practices and assessment practices. C. Alignment of Power Standards to Curriculum D. Increased student achievement in local, state and national assessments Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation will create opportunities for student, staff, parents and community involvement in the school corporation by improving ways to communicate effectively at all levels by the end of the 2010-2011 school year. Indicators for Improving Communication and Involvement A. Improved Web site with daily announcements and regularly updated information B. Improved Administration to Staff communication C. Improved School to Parent Communication D. Establishing a Public Relations Plan E. Improve student participation in school activities Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation will continue to provide safe schools for students, staff, administration and the community. Indicators for Safety A. Each building will have a school safety specialist B. Each building will practice safety measures for man-made and natural disasters C. Each facility will have procedures in place to protect occupants of each building through a school safety plan. D. Each bus will have a safety evacuation plan that is reviewed and practiced. E. Continue to work with community resources to provide training and protection.
Scholastic Perfomance: Attendance Rate: 95.6% Graduation Rate: 90.9% College Attendance: 84.9% SAT 1013
Future Development Plans: Over the last 15 years, all schools are either new or newly renovated.
Failing Schools: None
Summer Schools: None
Vision Statement: The vision of the Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation is that of a learning community that offers a quality curriculum that challenges every student within a safe environment, embraces diversity, and encourages parent and community involvement. The Sunman-Dearborn Community Corporation strives to advance our district utilizing available resources and quality staff to prepare students and parents to explore future opportunities.
Transportation: We provide transportation.
Libraries: North Dearborn Public Library
After School/Extracurricular Programs: We have latchkey and after school programs.
Media (TV/Radio) Shows: Superchat with the Superintendent on
Juvenile/At-Risk Student Programs: We have alternative education program.