Duneland School Corporation
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601 West Morgan Ave.

Chesterton, IN 46304

Phone: 219-983-3600



Duneland School Corporation is located in Northwest Indiana and serves over 5000 students from a 92 square-mile area including Westchester, Jackson, Liberty and parts of Pine Townships, all located in Porter County.  Duneland consists of five elementary schools (grades K-4), two intermediate schools (grades 5-6), a middle school (grades 7-8) and a high school (grades 9-12). Each school has a hot lunch program and bus service is provided to all students living outside of walking boundaries.

In partnership with parents and community, Duneland Schools are committed to the maintenance of a program that responds to the individual needs of the children of our community. Duneland employs nearly 330 professional staff, counselors, administrators and specialists, in addition to specialists assigned by the Porter County Special Education Interlocal. A support staff of over 400 provides instructional assistance, transportation, supervision, secretarial, maintenance, cafeteria and custodial services throughout the school district. Parent volunteers, parent organizations and advisory groups are active at each school level and provide a viable link for home, school and community.  A special communication calling system is being utilized to send out automated messages to all parents in a matter of minutes via voice or email. This system enables Duneland administration and staff members to communicate general and emergency information with parents.

Several Duneland Schools have been recognized by both the national and state departments of education for academic excellence. In 2008, the Corporation received district accreditation in recognition of leadership and school improvement by AdvanceEd and NCA. Duneland students continue to receive state and national honors in mathematics, art, business, music, communications, media, science, speech, debate, world language, social studies and athletics. Individual pupil progress is monitored continuously and shared with parents during nine-week or twelve week grade reports and special conferences. Skyward Parent Access is now available online for parents to monitor their student’s school progress at any time. A battery of achievement, aptitude and diagnostic tests designed to assess individual student progress and needs is given to various grade-level students throughout the school year.

Duneland’s close proximity to the Indiana Dunes, the National Lakeshore and Chicago provides unique educational, cultural, social and recreational opportunities for our students and community. Further educational opportunities are available at regional campuses: Indiana University, Purdue University, Valparaiso University and several technical schools. The Duneland Chamber of Commerce provides information on family activities and programs throughout the area.