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Fort Wayne Community Schools

Welcome to the new FWCS website! We are excited to launch this improved resource. As we fully transition to this site, you may run into missing content or broken links. Please be patient as we upgrade all of our pages. If you find something that needs to be fixed, please send a message to our webmaster.

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welcomes all children

Students in FWCS are assigned to a school based on their residence. Families may also choose a school outside their attendance area by filling out a school choice lottery application.

Determine school eligibility

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Address & Age

Determine which school your child is assigned to based on your home address in our online address lookup.

Students wishing to register for pre-K must be four years old by Aug. 1 or for full-day Kindergarten must be five years old by Aug. 1 of the upcoming school year in order to be eligible.

School choice opportunities

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  • Students have the opportunity to attend any FWCS school by taking part in the annual School Choice Lottery. 
  • To do so, you must complete an application during the annual lottery enrollment period. Students are accepted based on space availability. Those students not selected will be put on a waiting list.
  • Students inside and outside of the FWCS district boundaries are welcome to apply.
  • Transportation is not provided for students who transfer to another school except for magnet schools and Programs of Study.

Required registration information

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Gather your documents.

  • Student ID (Birth Certificate and the name and address of the last school the child attended)
  • Parent ID (The parent must present a photo ID and the name of the parent must be on the child’s birth certificate. A guardian must provide custodial documentation)
  • Official Immunization Records
  • Proof of Residency


Complete registration

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Register online through the myFWCS Parent Portal during the open enrollment period.

Please contact FACE with additional questions regarding registration at 260-467-2120



News & Announcements

Culinary Arts students prepare Thanksgiving dinner.

Fort Wayne Community Schools students are once again cooking up a Thanksgiving feast for those in need this holiday season. The 5th annual Give Back Thanksgiving is Monday, Nov. 20, in the FWCS Career Academy Cafeteria, 1200 S. Barr St. 

The meal prepared and served by Culinary Arts students includes: 

·       Roasted Turkey Breast 

·       Mashed potatoes and gravy 

·       Green beans 

·       Apple crisp 
Dinner will be served from 4-6 p.m. while supplies last. There is a limit of two dinners per guest. Please enter the main entrance. 



AMP Lab class picture

Amp Lab at Electric Works has officially launched a $25,000 fund to support high school entrepreneurial ventures. This fund will be used as a catalyst for businesses developed by Amp Lab students to build, test and validate their ideas. 

A core pillar of the Amp Lab experience is fostering an entrepreneurial spirit in Fort Wayne Community Schools’ high school juniors and seniors. In the first two years of the program, Amp Lab students have launched more than 100 business concepts from lifestyle brands to scalable ventures. The Venture Fund will support students in accessing resources and infrastructure for their business models. 

Amp Lab students are currently launching more than 200 businesses. Senior Jalen Goncalves is developing fitness and wellness content that he hopes to monetize on social media platforms and through partnerships. “Access to resources as a young entrepreneur levels the playing field and creates new opportunities. It makes me hungry to chase my dreams and make an impact on my community,” said Goncalves.  

“Our goal with the Amp Lab Venture Fund is to increase the capital resources available to the most promising ideas. By giving students a seat at the table now, we can remove many barriers that exist to bringing a concept to market,” said Riley Johnson, Director of Amp Lab at Electric Works. 

The Amp Lab Student Venture Fund will provide a valuable resource to inspire new business creation in our community. Leslee Hill, Director of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center added, “finding innovative ways to support teenage entrepreneurs is vital to the success of a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.” 

Money for the fund is made possible through the Indiana Department of Education’s Educational Excellence Award, which was awarded to Amp Lab in September for the program’s outstanding work in collaborating with local industry and providing high-quality learning experiences for students. Businesses or organizations interested in supporting the Amp Lab Venture Fund can reach out to Riley Johnson at or 260-467-7360. 

About Amp Lab at Electric Works: 

 Amp Lab at Electric Works is a half-day program for Fort Wayne Community Schools juniors and seniors that focuses on entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and design across industry sectors. Amp Lab is the flagship tenant of the mixed-use redevelopment Electric Works project. 


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Fort Wayne Community Schools will honor and celebrate Veterans Day with activities and events throughout the District.

Fort Wayne Community Schools will honor and celebrate Veterans Day with activities and events throughout the District. Students will honor veterans in their families, perform patriotic music and learn the proper way to fold a flag.    

Friday, Nov. 10  

  • At Adams Elementary, students and staff will wear red, white and blue. 

  • Arlington Elementary will host a Veterans Day program at 1:30 p.m. The Air National Guard will hold a ceremony demonstrating to students the proper way to fold a flag. Students will sing and present veterans with a handmade card. 

  • Bloomingdale Elementary will present facts about Veterans Day during the announcements. The theme in the library is Veterans Day. There will be books and activities about what it means to be a veteran. 

  • Croninger Elementary will host a Veterans Day assembly at 2:15 p.m. 

  • Franke Park Elementary is hosting a ceremony for veterans who are family members of Franke Park students at 9:30 a.m. Following the ceremony, there will be an honor walk through the school to allow students and staff to show appreciation for the veterans.   

  • Glenwood Park Elementary will honor veterans with a student led assembly at 10 a.m. Veterans who have personal connections to Glenwood Park have been invited to attend. Students will sing songs, share poems and read short letters they have written.  

  • Haley Elementary will honor veterans with music performances during a school assembly at 1 p.m. Military members of Haley families and staff have been invited.    

  • Holland Elementary will present donations to the Honor Flight at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Students collected the money last week during Spirit Week. 

  • At Indian Village Elementary, students will lead a ceremony honoring veterans at 9:30 a.m. The event includes singing and presentations made by students. There will also be military vehicles on display.  

  • Irwin STEM Elementary will honor veterans in a program at 10:30 a.m. Veterans in attendance will also be recognized and presented gifts. Prior to the program, veterans will receive breakfast beginning at 9:30 a.m.  

  • Maplewood Elementary will host a Veterans Day ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. The Wayne High School JROTC Honor Guard will present the Colors and lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Students will sing patriotic songs, read poems and play Taps. Military vehicles will also be at the school for students to explore at 1 p.m. 

  • South Wayne Elementary will host a Veterans Day program at 2 p.m.  

  • Washington Center Elementary is holding two assemblies to honor veterans. The first assembly is at 1 p.m. with students from pre-K-2. The second assembly will begin at 1:45 p.m. with grades 3-5. During each assembly veterans will be honored by the singing of patriotic songs and student presentations.   

  • Weisser Park Arts Magnet Elementary is hosting a celebration at 9:30 a.m. The Veterans Day program will honor Weisser Park loved ones who have served or are currently serving with a musical performance. 


Saturday, Nov. 11  

  • At Northop High School, the girls’ varsity basketball team will recognize veterans in attendance before the game at 2:30 p.m. Each player is inviting a veteran to attend the game. Northrop staff members who have served will also be honored.  


Monday, Nov. 13  

  • Snider High School will host veterans from the community to share their “Story of Service” with students Monday, Nov. 13. Military uniforms and artifacts will be on display along with pictures of student family members and Snider staff who have served. 


Elementary students served unusual treat

More than 7,000 servings of Dragon Fruit provided to FWCS elementary students.

As part of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Nutrition Services at Fort Wayne Community Schools will serve Dragon Fruit to students at 22 elementary schools on Wednesday, Nov 8. This is the first time FWCS students will get to try this fruit at school.  
Dragon Fruit is a funny looking fruit that comes from a cactus plant.  It is colorful and has a unique, sweet taste. FWCS chose to provide the Dragon Fruit not only to introduce students to an unusual fruit, but also to celebrate student diversity and encourage them to try new things. 

It is a real treat for FWCS to provide a truly exotic fruit to our students. 

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What’s going on at FWCS?


by the numbers



  • 13,920 Pre-K - 5
  • 6,289 Middle School
  • 8,436 High School



  • 30 Elementary (K-5)
  • 10 Middle Schools (6-8)
  • 5 High Schools (9-12)
  • 2 Early Childhood Ctr.
  • Alternative School 
  • CTE School 
  • Innovation Lab 
  • Intermediate School 
  • Virtual Academy 



Fort Wayne Community Schools exceeds national graduation rates



10,487 miles per day 
Nearly 2 million miles traveled per year



All FWCS students are offered free meals (breakfast & lunch)
66% eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals



1,939 Teachers
972 Full-time Employees
1,139 Part-time Employees



There are more than 70 languages spoken by our ELL students from more than 70 countries 
3rd most diverse schools district in the state of Indiana



Special Education students including non-public school students served


Voices of FWCS


Jada Nicole

Being at the FWCS Career Academy at Anthis helped me greatly because I earned college credits, and it gave me an internship at a really good preschool. It gave me a chance to
start working in my career at a young age.

Class of 2023


Kimberly Swain

FWCS is a great place to work because there are so many opportunities to learn and grow as an educator.  Our staff truly love what they do!


Early Childhood Education Instructor
FWCS Career Academy


Kyra Nolan

I am pleased with the opportunities FWCS creates for my daughter now and the seeds that are being sown for her future success. I adore the great spirit of community that exists among our school families. My daughter is learning so much and most importantly, she is excited about learning!

Croninger Elementary School


Derek Leininger

I have worked my entire career in FWCS and my child attends FWCS because this is our community. As a principal, I have the opportunity to make our community better by supporting our staff, students and families. As a parent, I know my daughter receives engaging, rigorous learning experiences as she continues to thrive.

Glenwood Park Elementary



The Vincennes Early College Program (at North Side) along with other rigorous classes have allowed me to get an early start on my college education. By the time I graduate, I’ll have a year’s worth of college credits because of the classes I’ve been able to take. Knowing this definitely makes my goals for the future more obtainable.

Class of 2023

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