South Bend Community School Corporation operates
the public schools in South Bend, Indiana, and is one of the largest school corporations in
Indiana, with a total of 33 schools.
James Kapsa is the district's interim superintendent, appointed on
June 5, 2008. He replaced former superintendent Dr. Robert L.
Zimmerman, who was controversially removed as superintendent by the
board on June 2, 2008.
In 2003-2004 marked the first year Plan Z was taken into place. The
plan was to move minority students with other students to keep
schools even. Prior to Plan Z, there were 5 high school, 5 middle
schools, and the rest elementary. Now, only 4 high school remain:
Adams, Riley, Clay, and Washington. Former high school LaSalle was
turned into an Academy for grades 5-8. Plan Z created the
Intermediate and Primary centers (as listed above). Primary schools
are grade K-4 and Intermediate schools are 5-8.