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Fort Wayne Community Schools

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Fort Wayne Community Schools

At Fort Wayne Community Schools, we are committed to transforming education to ensure students are ready for life after graduation, whether they enroll in higher education, enlist in the military or enter the workforce as an employee or entrepreneur. Through our Schools of Success, students will have experiences connecting their core academic studies with real world relevancy. From the moment students enter FWCS, they will see themselves in the Portrait of an Explorer (elementary), Portrait of a Connector (middle school) and Portrait of a Graduate (high school). FWCS launches the Freshman Schools of Success at each of the district’s high schools in the fall of 2024.

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FORT WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

welcomes all students

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 in the myFWCS Parent Portal. 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.

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

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News & Announcements

Newly renovated Levan Scott Academy media center.

After a nearly two-year renovation that doubled the size of Levan Scott Academy, the doors are opening to the public to tour the new education space. The community open house is from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Levan Scott Academy.

After a nearly two-year renovation that doubled the size of Levan Scott Academy, the doors are opening to the public to tour the new education space. The community open house is from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Levan Scott Academy, 950 E. Fairfax Ave. 

The $17 million project added 19 modernized classrooms, a media center, cafeteria, collaboration spaces, parking lot and a parent pick-up lane. 

During the open house, guests can: 

·       Tour Levan Scott Academy 

·       Meet the staff 

·       Register for the 2024-25 school year 

·       Learn about pre-K 

·       Enjoy refreshments and giveaways 

Scott Academy opened in 1956 under the name Southern Heights Elementary School.  
 
In 2000, the school was renamed in honor of Dr. Levan R. Scott, who served Fort Wayne Community Schools for 28 years. He was the first African American principal in the city when he took over as the leader of McCulloch Elementary School in 1965. When he retired from FWCS in 1986, he was Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services. 

 

Free Summer Meals

ort Wayne Community Schools is again sponsoring SUN Meals or the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) providing free meals to all children ages 18 and younger.

Fort Wayne Community Schools is again sponsoring SUN Meals or the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) providing free meals to all children ages 18 and younger. Through SUN Meals, kids can eat meals and snacks during the summer at no cost at schools, parks and the Allen County Public Library. The program is funded by the USDA.

Meals are served Monday through Friday, except Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, July 4 at the following sites.  
 

Allen County Public Library 
6/3 – 7/26  

 Lunch & Snack  
 
 

Georgetown Library  

6600 E. State Blvd.  
L: 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. 
S: 2:15–2:30 p.m. 

Hessen Cassel Library  
3030 E. Paulding Road  
L: 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. 
S: 2:15–2:30 p.m. 

Little Turtle Library  
2201 Sherman Blvd. 
L: 12–1 p.m. 
S: 2:15–2:30 p.m.  

Main Library  

900 Library Plaza  
L: 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. 
S: 2:15–2:30 p.m. 

Pontiac Library  

2215 S. Hanna St. 
L: 12–1 p.m. 
S: 2:30–2:45 p.m.  

Shawnee Library  
5601 Noll Ave.  
L: 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. 
S: 2:45–3 p.m. 

Tecumseh Library  

1411 E. State Blvd. 
L: 12–1 p.m. 
S: 3–3:15 p.m.  

Waynedale Library  

2200 Lower Huntington Road  
L: 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. 
S: 3–3:15 p.m. 

Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation
6/3 – 7/19   

 Lunch
 
 

McMillen Lifetime Sports  

3900 Hessen Cassel Rd. 
L: 12:15–1:15 p.m.  

 

FWCS Sites  
6/3 – 6/21 

Breakfast    

Northrop High School 

7001 Coldwater Rd.  
B: 7:30–8:00 a.m. 

North Side High School 

475 E. State Blvd.  
B: 7:30–8:00 a.m. 

Snider High School 

4600 Fairlawn Pass  
B: 7:30–8:00 a.m. 

South Side High School 

3601 S. Calhoun St.  
B: 7:30–8:00 a.m. 

Wayne High School 

9100 Winchester Road 
B: 7:30–8:00 a.m. 

 

  

 

 

Calss of 2023

Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate commencement for the nearly 1900 members of the Class of 2024.

Fort Wayne Community Schools will celebrate commencement on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, for the nearly 1900 members of the Class of 2024. The Class of 2024 graduates leave their schools and will head down many different pathways.  
 
Some will pursue higher education at institutions such as Indiana University, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame, Columbia University and Butler University. Some graduates will enter the military or continue working on the technical training they need to start careers in fields such as carpentry, automotive mechanics or cosmetology. Before embarking on their new adventures, they will come together one final time for their graduation ceremonies. 
 
The five FWCS traditional high schools and the Fort Wayne Virtual Academy commencement ceremonies will be held at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum at the following times:

  

·       Snider – Friday, May 31, 5:30 p.m., main arena  

·       North Side – Friday, May 31, 8 p.m., main arena  

·       South Side – Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m., main arena  

·       Fort Wayne Virtual Academy – Saturday, June 1, noon, Appleseed Room  

·       Wayne – Saturday, June 1, 2 p.m., main arena  

·       Northrop – Saturday, June 1, 4:30 p.m., main arena  

  

Board meeting

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees is seeking applicants to fill the open District 4 seat following the resignation of Rohli Booker. 

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees is seeking applicants to fill the open District 4 seat following the resignation of Rohli Booker. 
 

Vice President Rohli Booker was appointed to the position in 2020 following the passing of board member Jordan Lebamoff and elected in 2022 to a four-year term. On Monday, May 20, Booker announced she was stepping down from the FWCS Board of School Trustees after being named to fill the 6th District City Council seat vacated by former council member and now Mayor Sharon Tucker.  
 
The Board is now accepting written applications to complete Booker’s term, which ends Dec. 31, 2026. Applications should include a resume and must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2024, to Board President Maria Norman in care of Angela Filler, Clerk of the Board, Fort Wayne Community Schools, 1200 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802, or e-mail angela.filler@fwcs.k12.in.us
 

Applicants must have residency within District 4 for at least one year, be at least 21 years old and be a registered voter. A map of precincts included in District 4 can be found at https://www.fortwayneschools.org/about-us/board-of-school-trustees. If employed by FWCS, applicants must be prepared to resign their employment if appointed. 
 

Written applications should address the following questions: 

1.     What qualifications, background and skills he/she believes he/she brings that would assist the Board in reaching the district’s Mission and Vision. 

2.     What knowledge/experience he/she has with Fort Wayne Community Schools. 

 
Following the application process, the Board will review applications and may conduct interviews. A decision is anticipated to be announced during a special board meeting on June 17.

 

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What’s going on at FWCS?

2023-24

by the numbers

28,629

NUMBER OF STUDENTS

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

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NUMBER OF SCHOOLS

  • 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 

88.9%

GRADUATION RATE

Fort Wayne Community Schools exceeds national graduation rates

14,014

STUDENTS RIDING THE BUS

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

34,603

MEALS SERVED DAILY

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

4,003

EMPLOYEES

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

4,200

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER STUDENTS

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

5,500

SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS

Special Education students including non-public school students served

TESTIMONIALS

Voices of FWCS

JADA-NICOLE

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

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

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!

Parent
Croninger Elementary School

DEREK

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.

Principal
Glenwood Park Elementary

JASMINE

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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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