Sunman-Dearborn · 1 Trojan Place, Suite B · St. Leon, IN 47012 · Ph: 812-623-2291 · Fax: 812-623-3341

Welcome to a Top-Rated School Corporation

Thank you for visiting our website, and for your interest in Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation. We are a top-rated school corporation by the Indiana Department of Education. On the most recent state report card, not only did the school corporation receive an A, so did each school; Bright Elementary School, North Dearborn Elementary School, Sunman Elementary School, Sunman-Dearborn Middle School, and East Central High School. This accomplishment is a testament to the hard work of our teachers, support staff, administrators, students and parents.

It is not just the Indiana Department of Education that has recognized our excellence. Cincy Magazine completes a comprehensive rating of all the suburbs in the Greater Cincinnati area. Over the past several years, Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation has made their list of top schools. For the 2015 edition, Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation was rated #6 in the entire Greater Cincinnati suburban area.

The students of Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation not only excel in the classroom, but outside the classroom as well. We offer a full range of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities including athletics, fine arts, academic teams, vocation and agricultural programming, and much more. We are able to offer this wide array of programming in state of the art facilities.

Stop by and see us, and you will see why we say we are "Leading the Way in Quality Education!"

Dr. Andrew Jackson

Bright 74 Study Open House

For more information regarding this open house, CLICK HERE.

Snow Make-up Days

School WILL BE in session on the following days for snow make-up days:
Monday, February 15, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

School Calendar Adopted

The school calendar for 2016-17 was adopted at the board meeting on November 12, 2015.
Click here to view the calendar.


AdvancED Accreditation

Dear Parents,

Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation is accredited by AdvancED, formerly known as North Central Accreditation (NCA).  AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world.  They are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.

Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation is one of only two school corporations in Southeast Indiana, and one of only forty-five throughout the state of Indiana that receive corporation-wide accreditation.  AdvancED has scheduled their on-site external review for April of 2016.  In order to prepare for our on-site external review, we are asking for input from all stakeholders; community members, parents, staff, and students. 

One way to provide us with your input is through a survey.  We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.  In order to complete the survey, please go to:

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous.  Your honest opinion is appreciated.


Dr. Andrew Jackson

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Vision Statement

We will become the highest performing school corporation in southeast Indiana by June 2015 and one of the 10 highest performing districts in the state of Indiana by June 2017.

Mission Statement

The mission of S-DCS is to develop, for all students:
Literacy skills (reading, writing, communicating confidently)
Mastery of state and national standards
Character, responsibility, teamwork, the importance of regular attendance, goal-directedness, and service to community
High graduation rates and post-secondary success

Contact Us!

Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools
Dr. Andrew Jackson, Superintendent
1 Trojan Place, Suite B
St. Leon, IN 47012

V: 812-623-2291
F: 812-623-3341