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Fort Wayne Community Schools

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

A Mariachi Band with students from Memorial Park Middle School  play at the Study Elementary ELL Family Night.

Study Elementary School is hosting a night to celebrate unity in diversity.

Study Elementary School is hosting a night to celebrate unity in diversity. The 8th annual ELL (English Language Learners) Family Night is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Study Elementary, 2414 Brooklyn Ave.  

The emcee for the event is Donovan Coley, a Jamaican immigrant, pastor and former CEO of the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. A Mariachi Band with students from Memorial Park Middle School and The Myanmar Sister Society Dancers will be the featured entertainment. There will also be food representing various cultures. Those in attendance are asked to wear the traditional clothing of their heritage. Community partners will be in attendance offering resources to families. 

The event is for current and past Study ELL students and families.  

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Arby’s is hoping to get younger customers to visit their chain of restaurants, and students at North Side High School believe they have a plan to make that happen. Ninth grade 3DE students will present their ideas to Arby’s executives and judges virtually during a National 3DE Case Challenge.

Arby’s is hoping to get younger customers to visit their chain of restaurants, and students at North Side High School believe they have a plan to make that happen. Ninth grade 3DE students will present their ideas to Arby’s executives and judges virtually during a National 3DE Case Challenge from 12-1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, at North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd. 

Specifically, Arby’s asked the groups to develop modifications or upgrades to the customer experience to attract teenagers and get them to be regular customers at the fast-food giant.  
North Side’s team is one of four groups nationally to present their ideas for consideration at the national level.  

A group from North Side received honorable mention in the national competition last year and a Snider team competed in the national finals. 

North Side hosts annual Dancing with the Stars fundraising event for Riley.

Students and staff are taking center stage as North Side High School prepares to host its annual Dancing with the Stars charity event.

Students and staff are taking center stage as North Side High School prepares to host its annual Dancing with the Stars charity event. The unforgettable night of dancing and school spirit raises money for the Riley Children’s Foundation. Members of the public are invited to attend a performance at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at North Side High School, 475 East State Blvd. 
 
Tickets for the event cost $2 and can be purchased at the door. There will be opportunities to make additional donations during the show. 

Dancing with the Stars is not just about dancing; it is about making a difference. Each ticket sold and every donation made directly supports the Riley Children’s Foundation, providing vital resources and assistance to children and families in need. 

 

Pre-K students register for school

FWCS is hosting Passport to Pre-K from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at North Side High School.

Fort Wayne Community Schools is offering pre-K to more students than ever before. To ensure students get registered and on the right path to academic success, FWCS is hosting Passport to Pre-K from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd. 

At Passport to Pre-K, parents will learn about FWCS’ pre-K programs, On My Way Pre-K, meet teachers, learn about transportation, connect with community partners and more. There will be games and other fun activities for children in attendance.   
 
FWCS offers a variety of full-day and half-day pre-K programs available to all eligible students at neighborhood schools throughout the city. Children must be 4 but not yet 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 to be eligible to attend pre-K.  

Getting registered early is important. It gives families more time to learn about their school’s program, and it helps ease the student’s transition to school. For registration, families should bring photo identification, the child’s birth certificate and two proofs of residence, such as a utility bill, medical bill or mortgage or rental papers. Families are encouraged to bring the child's immunization history.   

Parents wanting to receive more information about pre-K registration should call the Family and Community Engagement Center at 467-2120. 

Schools will hold their own pre-K orientations before the end of the school year. The first day of pre-K for the 2024-25 school year is Thursday, Aug. 22, 2024.  

 

 

 

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2022-23

by the numbers

28,664

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 

89.7%

GRADUATION RATE

Fort Wayne Community Schools exceeds national graduation rates

12,231

STUDENTS RIDING THE BUS

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

32,526

MEALS SERVED DAILY

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

4,050

EMPLOYEES

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

3,600

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

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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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