Central Noble Community School Corp. encompasses four townships
in central Noble County Albion, Jefferson, York and Noble.
Central Noble operates four schools within the district. In Albion
are Central Noble High School, Central Noble Middle School and Albion
Elementary School. Located in Wolf Lake is Wolf Lake Elementary
Combined enrollment in the four schools for the 2002-2003 school
year is 1,498 students. The 2003 tax rate will be determined later
in the year due to state-mandated reassessment. The projected tax
rate is $1.8613 per $100 of assessed valuation, based on a total
assessed valuation within the school district of $214,028,520.
The school corporation has 87 certified staff members and 103 classified
employees. Central Nobles five-member school board meets the
second and fourth Tuesday nights of each month, usually at 7 p.m.
Dr. George Stone, superintendent; 200 E. Main St., Albion. 636-2175.
Stan Jacob, business manager; 200 E. Main St., Albion. 636-2175.
Central Noble High School: Gerald Wellman, principal; 302 Cougar
Court, Albion. 636-2117. Fax: 636-2791.
Central Noble Middle School: Brent Wilson, principal; 401 E. Highland
St., Albion. 636-2279. Fax: 636-2461.
Albion Elementary School: Ted Straiger, principal; 202 Cougar Court,
Albion. 636-7538. Fax: 636-7740.
Wolf Lake Elementary School: Lon Ladig, principal; 1283 S. Main
St., P.O. Box 67, Wolf Lake. 635-2432. Fax: 635-2372.
Wayne, Orange, Allen and Swan townships in Noble County make up
East Noble School Corp. Enrollment in the corporation is 3,863 for
the 2002-2003 school year. 273 certified staff members and 251 non-teaching
(classified) staff are employed by the corporation. The 2002 tax
rate is 1.6701 cents per $100 assessed valuation. The assessed valuation
Dr. Jacqueline Beery, superintendent; 702 E. Dowling St., Kendallville,
East Noble High School: Mike Horton, principal; 901 S. Garden St.,
Kendallville Middle School (grades 6-8): Jim Taylor, principal;
401 E. Diamond St., Kendallville 347-0100.
South Side Elementary (grades K-5): James Nixon, principal; 1359
S. Sherman St., Kendallville, 349-2200.
LaOtto Elementary School (grades K-5): Karen Gandy, principal; S.R.
205, P.O. 235, LaOtto, 897-2491.
North Side Elementary (grades K-5): Susan Avery, principal; 302
E. Harding St., Kendallville, 347-1354.
Avilla School (grades K-8): John Mazur, principal; 200 W. Washington
St., Avilla, 897-2301.
Rome City School (grades K-8): Dave Pine, principal; Jefferson Street,
P.O. Box 218, Rome City, 854-3241.
Wayne Center Elementary School (grades K-5): Jim Tilghman, principal;
1056 Schoolhouse Road, Kendallville, 347-2548.
Board of Education members: Steve Schermerhorn, president; Michael
Yoder, Robert C. Marshall, Barbara Babcock, Kurt Dressler, Dr. David
Holliday and Steve Pyle.
School board meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth
Thursdays of each month. Most meetings are held in the East Noble
School Corp. Administration Office, 702 E. Dowling St., Kendallville,
The West Noble School Corp. was formed in 1960 through the incorporation
of several local school systems, and encompasses the townships of
Elkhart, Perry, Sparta and Washington.
The 2002-2003 school year enrollment is 2,493. For 2003, the unofficial,
estimated tax rate was $1.98 per $100 assessed valuation, on total
assessed valuation estimated at $321,620,843. (Figures still need
to be finalized by the state.)
Plans were set in place in 2002 to bring water from the city of
Ligonier to the West Noble school campus, along U.S. 33.
The project was to be completed in July of 2003.
West Noble operates four buildings: an elementary school in Ligonier,
and elementary, middle and high schools at a central site three
miles south of Ligonier on U.S. 33.
The telephone number for the entire school system is 894-3191.
Board of Education members are Phil Fought, Scott Pounds, Jim Kiester,
Mary Hooley, Amy Groff, Tom Janes and Tim Martin.
Bruce Hippensteel, superintendent; 5050 N. U.S. 33, Ligonier. 894-3191
Dave Speakman, assistant superintendent; 5050 N. U.S. 33, Ligonier.
Ligonier Elementary: Linda Owens, principal; 601 Grand St., Ligonier
West Noble Elementary: Keenis Owens, principal; 5294 N. U.S. 33,
West Noble Middle School: Bill Anders, principal; 5194 N. U.S. 33,
West Noble High School: Richard Mathew, principal, 5094 N. U.S.
St. John Lutheran School
Vernie Scheiber, principal
301 S. Oak St.
St. Marys Catholic School
Kathy Garlitz, principal
232 N. Main St.
Oak Farm School
502 Lemper Road, Avilla
First Christian Academy
P.O. Box 594
110 W. Waits Road