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About SCEC

School City of East Chicago (SCEC) is a K-12 public school corporation serving ~3,356 students in East Chicago, Indiana.  Seven total schools make up SCEC, including 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 pre-k center and 1 high school. Our SCEC Team consists of ~600 staff members, including teachers, teacher’s aides, guidance counselors, social workers, administrators and support staff.

Located in East Chicago, Indiana, situated in an urban community and located near the beautiful Lake Michigan and 37 miles from downtown Chicago, IL. East Chicago is home to over 27,000 residents.  With a combination of new economic and social initiatives, great energy radiates from our city on the lake.  Rich in culture and tradition, East Chicago was Incorporated in 1893 as a railroad and steel town.  East Chicago was one of the Northwest Indiana Region’s first industrial cities, created to meet the needs of its workers.

Our mission

Investing in our children's future, giving them the tools to pursue excellence while developing Honesty, Compassion, and Determination



All School City of East Chicago graduates will possess the knowledge and competency to be college and career ready.



  • The interaction between teachers and students evidenced significant change.
  • Innovative practices support dynamic classrooms.
  • The integration of technology enriches the curriculum.
  • Cooperation, communication, and mutual respect are promoted through a community partnership.