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An “A” School

SOUTH CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL was developed in 1986 through the merger of the Elizabeth Grade School and the Laconia Grade School.

South Central Elementary School is located in rural Southern Indiana between the towns of Elizabeth and Laconia.  South Central educates over 300 students in grades Pre-K through 5.  Our teaching staff consists of 22 professional educators who are supported by many talented and dedicated instructional support staff.

South Central is proud to be considered an “A” school by the Indiana Department of Education.


“South Central Elementary School will inspire our children to become successful, independent lifelong learners.”    

Statements of Beliefs:

*A safe school environment should be nurturing, organized, and non-threatening where all children can learn.

*The school community should exist within an atmosphere of mutual respect.

*Through reinforcement of life skills land high expectations students should be come confident, self-respecting citizens who make positive contributions to their communities.

*Student should be provided differentiated and engaging opportunities to learn and demonstrate an understanding of concepts and processes outlined in the Indiana Academic Standards

*Parent and community involvement is essential to student success.

*Both students and teachers can grow and benefit through collaboration.

*We can all learn more!


2014-2015 Goals:  100% of our students will achieve on or above grade level in reading comprehension and pass the IREAD assessment.     90% of the students in Grade 3 – 5 will receive a passing score and demonstrate growth on the English/Language Arts portion of the ISTEP+.

SCES has improved each year in percentage of students passing the ISTEP+ as well as the percentage of students demonstrating growth.  The following link provides the passing trends for SCES.  As pictured, SCES passing trends in English/Language Arts and in Math have steadily improved during the past four years.

Click here to see SCES’s performance

IREAD 3 percentage passing: 2015—98%
ISTEP+  English/Language Arts percentage passing:  2014—88%
ISTEP+ Math Percentage Passing:  2014—87%
Student Daily Attendance Percentage:  2014—97%
Open House Attendance:  2015—Students represented—85%     Teachers—100% 

South Central Elementary School