About Us

MCS Administrative Offices

The mission of Muncie Community Schools is to provide a quality educational environment that allows every student to maximize his or her potential and, upon graduation, possess the skills necessary to be a positive, productive, contributing member of society.

Muncie Community Schools (MCS) has delivered education and shaped the Muncie community since 1855. With 350 teachers at nine schools – six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school – MCS annually educates approximately 5,000 students and manages other educational facilities benefitting children and adults throughout East Central Indiana.

Charlie Cardinal presents teacher awardThrough a one-of-a-kind partnership with Ball State University, MCS is transforming public education into an innovative cradle-to-career, community-based experience that prepares all learners to succeed in college, career and life. MCS employs culturally responsive practices that respect all students and families, empowering them to build on their strengths and improve on their weaknesses.

With oversight from its Ball State-appointed board of trustees, MCS has seen tremendous recent achievements in philanthropic giving, teacher pay, professional development, teacher retention and enrollment stabilization. The district itself boasts a long list of unique programs, facilities and learning experiences, including:

  • High-quality Pre-K programs (all six elementary schools)
  • STEM program opportunities
  • Project Lead The Way programs and curriculum
  • Innovative K-12 Virtual Learning Program
  • Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program (West View Elementary)
  • High-ability early learning program (East Washington Academy)
  • State-of-the-art Fitness Center from The National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (Southside Middle School)
  • Natural Sciences and Team Building programs (Camp Adventure)
  • Dual-credit Advanced Placement courses (Central High School)
  • Advanced Placement Teacher Investment Program that has paid out more than $30,000 to students excelling on AP exams (Central High School)
  • Early College Program fully endorsed by the University of Indianapolis’ Center for Excellence in Leadership of Learning (Central High School)
  • Technical Education with 12 different training programs from Auto Technology to Biomedical (Muncie Area Career Center)
  • Community clothing bank and food pantries

In addition, MCS offers many extracurricular learning experiences through athletics (club and varsity), concert and marching band, theater and academic clubs.