• One of 10 schools in the Duneland School Corporation, Newton Yost Elementary School is a K-4 elementary school located in Porter Indiana. Our school serves the towns of Porter, Burns Harbor, the western sections of Chesterton and the community of Dune Acres. Bailly Homestead and other portions of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, attracting visitors from across the country, are in our attendance district.

    Yost School has a student population of approximately 400 students. Our educational program includes special education, "specials" programs in art, music and physical education and a supportive school counseling program. Yost has a centrally located and automated media center with a full-time media specialist and a state of the art technology system. We have excellent teachers and support staff, including a nurse, office and media secretaries, classroom and lunch aides, and playground supervisors.

    To learn more about Yost Elementary School and its staff and students, explore the various links on our website. You may also contact Mr. Josh Huwig, Principal of Yost Elementary.

    Our Mission Statement

    The staff of Yost Elementary School believes all students are capable of learning and accepts the responsibility for providing an effective environment where learning will take place. An effective learning environment provides encouragement and excitement for learning, promotes self-esteem, and is physically safe, emotionally secure, and academically challenging. Such an environment fosters academic growth and maturity in social/emotional behaviors and attitudes. We believe learning is a cooperative effort which includes the students, school personnel, family and community.