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Welcome to the Porter Township School Corporation

Our mission at Porter Township Schools (PTSC) is to prepare our children to realize their fullest potential as lifelong learners and vibrant contributors to our community through programs, staff, and systems of the highest quality.  We desire for EVERY student, EVERY day, to reach his/her fullest potential.

We believe:


  • There is more than one way to learn and teach

  • School must be a safe and caring environment

  • Decisions are made in the best interest of students

  • Education develops good citizens that exhibit civic responsibility, exhibit high character, and contribute to community

  • The entire district must be focused on what students need to be successful

  • Students should contribute to the design of schoolwork for understanding and be accountable for their work

  • A cooperative relationship between the home, school and community is vital for effective teaching and learning

  • Trust is vital – trust bonds staff, students, family and community

We have great things happening every day in our schools.  If you would like to stay up to date on the latest and greatest news, make sure you follow my blog at to see the PTSC Weekly Update published on Mondays. 


Stacey Schmidt, Ph.D.


School Status


All PTSC schools are CLOSED for Summer Break! 



Porter Township School Corporation is seeking candidates to fill a board vacancy in District 3.  Interested candidates who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:  

  • Must have resided in Indiana for two (2) years, resided in the school district for one (1) year, and currently resides in District 3.  (*See description below)
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be a registered voter at the time of appointment.
  • Must be able to meet any requirements set by the State of Indiana to hold a board position.
  • Must have a clear limited criminal background report.

If interested, please submit your name, birth date, address and phone number to the attention of Dr. Stacey Schmidt, Superintendent, Porter Township School Corporation, 248 South 500 West, Valparaiso, IN 46385 or call 219-477-4933, Ext. 1000.  Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. 

*Resident District 3 shall consist of the following legal description:

Beginning at the northwest corner of Section 10, Township 34 North, Range 7 West of the second principal meridian in Porter Township, Porter County, Indiana; said point being the intersection of the Lake-Porter County Line and the centerline of County Road 100 South; thence East along the centerline of County Road 100 South to the centerline of County Road 725 West; thence South along the centerline of County Road 725 West to the centerline of County Road 275 South; thence West along the centerline of County Road 275 South to the Lake-Porter County Line; thence North along the said Lake-Porter County Line to the point of beginning. 


NOTE:  Wednesdays are "Delayed Start Days."  Students will report 30 minutes later than regularly scheduled.

**If a 2 hour delay is called on a Wednesday, students will report 2 hours later than regularly scheduled.