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Welcome to Valparaiso Community Schools

Excellence in Education

The Board of Education and the administration, with the district’s dedicated teaching staff, is the leadership team guiding the educational opportunities of more than 6,000 students in the Valparaiso Community Schools.

Through a broad-based curriculum, special programs, and extracurricular activities, the Valparaiso Community Schools has earned the reputation for excellence in all areas of learning. This tradition of excellence is based on the best cooperative efforts of the Board of Education, administration, faculty, students, parents, and the community.

The Valparaiso Community Schools (VCS) is composed of eight elementary schools, two middle schools, a comprehensive high school, an alternative high school, and a vocational high school. The school district seeks to balance academic, physical, practical, social, and emotional needs so that students value all facets of learning. Talented and creative teachers develop relevant learning experiences to challenge students and connect their learning through authentic means. In Valparaiso, the range of programs offered and the individual attention provided students gives each student ample opportunity for success. A concerted effort is made to provide a standards-based curriculum, criterion-referenced assessment plan, and formative and summative feedback to provide an academic background to support the future goals of all students and to provide academic assistance designed to prevent students from falling behind.

The Valparaiso Community Schools has made a commitment to excellence. Parents and community members are invited to reinforce this commitment by being involved in the schools and working together with faculty and staff to provide the best educational opportunities for all Valparaiso students.

Quick Facts:

  • Eight Elementary Schools Grades K-5
  • Two Middle Schools Grades 6-8
  • One High School Grades 9-12
  • Full Accreditation (PBA) Indiana Department of Education
  • Four Star School Awards Indiana Department of Education
  • North Central Association Of Colleges and Schools Accredited High School
  • City Of Valparaiso
  • 55 Miles Southeast Of Chicago
  • 15 Miles South Of Lake Michigan
  • Porter County Seat
  • Home Of Valparaiso University
"Working together for every child, every day."

RDS Parent/Student Access

Click here to visit our RDS Parent/Student Access Portal for a tutorial and more information.
Free and Reduced Lunch Application is now available on line. Please click this link RDS Parent Access  to log in to your account. Click on one of your student’s names (in the upper left corner). Then click on the ‘registration’ link at the upper right corner. You will see listed under Registration Forms the ‘Apply for Free/Reduced Lunch’ button link. Please complete the entire form and click the ‘submit application’ button at the bottom of the screen. Please contact your school if you have further questions.

You may now pay your Textbook and Fees on line. Please login by clicking the following link RDS Parent Access. Click on one of your student’s names in the upper left corner. Then click the ‘fees’ link in the upper right corner. Then click the ‘Pay Now’ button and follow the on screen prompts to complete your payment. Please contact your school if you have any further questions.

Please contact your child's school with any questions or issues regarding your RDS login.
School Point of Contact
(219) 531-3020
Chris Fields                         cfields@valpo.k12.in.us
(219) 531-3030
Elizabeth Krutz                     ekrutz@valpo.k12.in.us 
Cooks Corners
(219) 531-3040
Erin Utesch                           eutesch@valpo.k12.in.us
Flint Lake
(219) 531-3160
Jim McCall                  
Hayes Leonard
(219) 531-3060
Bonnie Stephens            bstephens@valpo.k12.in.us
(219) 531-3090
Debra Misecko - Principal                                    dmisecko@valpo.k12.in.us
Kerri Molnar - Secretary
(219) 531-3100
(219) 531-3110
Anne Wodetzki               awodetzki@valpo.k12.in.us
TJ Elementary
(219) 531-3130
David Muniz                           dmuniz@valpo.k12.in.us
(219) 531-3140
Jim Polite                                                          
(219) 531-3070
Veronica Tobon                                         
Visit our RDS Parent Access Portal page for a tutorial and more information.

Facilities Report Library

McKibben Demographic Study
Title Date
Valparaiso Demographic Study Report
Valparaiso Community Task Force
Title Date
Report & Proposal for Consideration 7/2008
Executive Summary Report & Proposal for Consideration 6/17/2008
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suggestions regarding the Facilities Report Library.
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    Congratulations to the Northview Elementary Science Bowl team - State Champions (Red Class) for the 8th straight year!
    Additionally, in the Red Class for Science Bowl, the Central Elementary and Hayes Leonard Elementary teams had State Top 10 Finishes, while the Cooks Corners Elementary team finished 14th in the State!
    Congratulations to the Flint Lake Elementary Science Bowl team - State Runner-up (Orange Class)!
    Congratulations to the Thomas Jefferson Middle School Science Olympiad team - Regional Champions at IUNW!
    Congratulations to the VHS Science Olympiad team - 1st Place at VU Invitational!
    Congratulations to the Northview Elementary M.A.T.H. Bowl team for their State Top 10 finish!

    Congratulations to Memorial Elementary for winning the Kids Caring for Community Grant!
    Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson Middle School Green Team for their 1st place finish in the Porter County Recycling Video Contest!
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  • On January 29th, Valparaiso High School held an 8th Grade Parent Night for the parents of all current 8th graders.  If you were unable to attend the meeting or would like further information regarding the presentation, please click the presentation link below.
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  • 11/20/2014 Regular Meeting - Architect Concepts:
    VHS Images
    VHS Auditorium

    9/4/2014 Board Discussion: 
    Next Step in the Facilities and Operations Plans
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  • Textbook Rental Fees
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