Nettle Creek School Corporation

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297 East Northmarket St.
Hagerstown, IN 47346
Phone: (765) 489-4543

Who We Are

Our mission is to provide an exemplary educational experience that maximizes each student’s highest potential.

Corporation Stats

  • 1,088 students
  • 95.9% graduation rate
  • 97.1% K-12 attendance rate.
  • Earned a B on the state report card
  • Low class sizes with exceptional student : teacher ratios
  • Scholarships--approximately $50,000+ is awarded locally for qualifying seniors including consistent Lilly Scholars
  • Public school services for Dalton, Economy, Greens Fork, Hagerstown, Jacksonburg, and Millville
  • A growing population of students who request to transfer in

The Netttle Creek Advantage

      Hagerstown Jr./Sr. High

  • A safe learning environment for all students
  • Early College Academy--students have the opportunity to earn the Statewide Transfer General Education Core certification.
  • A rigorous curriculum offering AP and dual credit opportunities.
  • A High Ability program that includes high level coursework as well as community internships
  • Work-based learning opportunities for 11th and 12th grade students.
  • Partnership with New Castle Area Career Center
    • 17 vocational programs offered
  • Credit Recovery courses offered through the PLATO digital learning program.
  • A differentiated instructional approach utilizing cooperative learning and project-based opportunities.
  • Google classroom is incorporated as a course platform in a majority of classes.
  • Extensive list of dual credit courses that are directly transferred to any public institution in Indiana.
  • Access to before and after school tutoring.
  • A Golden Tiger Band program that offers marching, jazz, athletic, and symphonic performance opportunities. Winter percussion and guard programs compete at the district, state and national levels.
  • Participation in a wide variety of extracurricular clubs and programs--Business Professionals of America, Future Farmers of America, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Academic Teams, Model Legislature and many more.
  • Student exposure to leadership, conflict resolution, peer mediation and essential life skills curriculum.
  • An agri-business program that offers students the chance to raise fish, cattle, poultry, along with welding, small engine repair and auto body painting opportunities.
  • The Art department provides students with a wide variety of courses, including 2D, 3D, Photography and yearbook. Students also get to see all the career opportunities that art can offer to them as future professionals. 

Hagerstown Elementary School

  • A family-friendly learning environment that parents describe as welcoming and safe
  • Art, Music, Physical Education taught by specialists
  • Interactive Projectors in every classroom
  • Boys & Girls Club latchkey program
  • Partnership with Communities In Schools
  • A comprehensive High Ability program that includes early identification, cluster grouping and pull-out support
  • Differentiated instructional models
  • Title 1 Reading & Math intervention support
  • IPad workstations in Grades K-2
  • Career Fair
  • College Go! Week
  • DARE
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Life Skills classroom
  • Tiger CHAMPS Positive Behavior Program
  • Bullying Prevention Instruction
  • A family-friendly learning environment that parents describe as welcoming and safe

Awards & Achievements

  • 85% of the class of 2016 graduated with a college transcript.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll recognition for 2016. One of ten school corporations recognized state-wide
  • Agriculture Department recognized nationally for innovate programing
  • Exemplary state and regional ratings for art and music programs

Programs Offered

  • Agribusiness Education
  • Career Tech
  • Google Classroom
  • A 1:1 computing environment for students K-12
  • National and International Student Learning Trips
  • Community Service Internships and Service Opportunities

High Ability Program

Elementary Opportunities

Kindergarten-Third Grade: Cluster Grouping

  • Trained teachers per grade level in talented and gifted curriculum and instruction
  • Students placed by identification through ability and achievement measures
  • High ability aide pulls out identified students for daily small group instruction in

      math and language arts

Fourth-Sixth Grade: Ability Grouping

  • Math teachers who meet with identified students are trained in talented and gifted curriculum and instruction.
  • Identified students for language arts come down to Mrs. Bryant for instruction (90

      minutes per day)

Jr. High School Opportunities: Honors Classes

  • 7th and 8th grade Honors English
  • 7th grade Honors Math
  • 8th grade Algebra I
  • 8th grade Integrated Chemistry and Physics

Sr. High School Opportunities: Honors and Advanced Placement Classes

  • 9th and 10th grade Honors English
  • English 111 Language Composition and English 206 Literature and Composition


  • Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry/Honors
  • Calculus Honors/AP
  • 11th grade U.S. History (AP)

      *We are currently looking to add a mentorship program at the Sr. High School for identified students. This program will provide opportunities to work in specialized areas utilizing their talents. (ie: identified students in ELA can help with the writing portions and planning for the yearbook.) This idea is still under construction, more information will be available after future committee meetings.

Co-Curricular Activities

School Organizations

  • Yearbook
  • National Honor Society
  • Student Government Association
  • Art Club
  • FFA
  • Business Professionals of America
  • Student Council K-6
  • Math Bowl
  • Robotics Club

Creative Arts

  • Marching, symphonic, track and concert bands
  • 6th Grade Band
  • Musical theater
  • Select Choir
  • Winter Percussion
  • Color Guard
  • Bi-annual Music Programs for K-3 & 4-6
  • Annual Art Show

Other Activities

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Volunteer tutoring
  • Academic teams
  • Science Fair
  • Wax Museum
  • Model Legislature

Athletic Programs

  • Football
  • Boys Tennis
  • Girls Tennis
  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Boys Golf
  • Girls Golf
  • Cheerleading
  • Grades 6 – 12 Wrestling
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Swimming
  • Track & Field
  • 5th & 6th Grades Boys and Girls Basketball Programs
  • Indiana Mini Marathon

Athletic Achievements

  • 44 County Championships
  • 37 Conference Championships
  • 8 Sectional Championships
  • 1 Regional Championship
  • 11 All Sports Conference Trophies