Elementary and Secondary Opportunities
Jay County has one unified school district – the Jay County School Corporation. The county has a variety of educational opportunities for employers and employees.
School Enrollments – School Year 2014/15
2013 Annual Performance Report of Jay County Schools
This is a report on the performance of schools and school corporations (districts) in this area. The goal is to give the information to identify what progress schools are making to help students learn more. There are additional indicators that are available to you on the Indiana Departments of Education’s Web Site (Jay School Corporation Annual Report), including data broken out by different student subgroups, such as race, gender, income level and specific education.
The data in this report has been supplied by the Indiana Department of Education and local school corporation. The report provides the most recent data available.
Indiana educators and citizens have developed higher academic standards for all students. These standards are necessary to prepare Indiana students to be successful in life, whether they go directly to higher eduation or to the workplace. The scores for ISTEP+ are listed under each school to reflect student progress towards those standards. For high schools, you also will see graduation rates and the percentage of graduates who plan to go on to college.
Other important information is provided, such as average attendance rates and indicators of school safety, including expulsions and suspensions. Also included is information about your school corporation, such as how much is spent, on average, for each student; how much teachers are paid; and the percentage of corporation students who are in special education classes or gifted and talented classes. The website of the Jay School Corporation is www.jayschools.k12.in.us
If you have any questions about this information, you should contact the local school corporation 260.726.2511 and they will be happy to assist your needs.
Educational Attainment in Jay County
|Total Population 25 Years Older||14280||13893|
|Less than 9 th Grade||1082||477|
|9 th to Grade 12 - No Diploma||1982||1657|
|High School Graduate||7068||6898|
|Some College, No Degree||2108||2454|
|Graduate or Professional Degree||583||466|
Higher Education Opportunities in Region
|Institution||Location||Enrollment (see chart below)|
|Ball State University||Muncie, Indiana||E|
|Indiana Wesleyan University||Marion, Indiana||E|
|Ivy Tech State College||Muncie, Indiana||D|
|Ivy Tech State College||Marion, Indiana||B|
|Ivy Tech State College||Fort Wayne, Indiana||D|
|Taylor University||Upland, Indiana||C|
|Indiana-Purdue University - Fort Wayne||Fort Wayne, Indiana||E|
|Brown-Mackie College||Fort Wayne, Indiana||C|
|Concordia Theological Seminary||Fort Wayne, Indiana||B|
|Indiana Business College||Muncie, Indiana||B|
|Indiana Business College||Fort Wayne, Indiana||B|
|ITT Technical Institute||Fort Wayne, Indiana||B|
|Manchester College||North Manchester, Indiana||C|
|Huntington University||Huntington, Indiana||C|
|Grace University||Winona Lake, Indiana||C|
|Tri-State University||Angola, Indiana||C|
|Anderson University||Anderson, Indiana||D|
|University of St. Francis||Fort Wayne, Indiana||C|
A – Enrollment of 50 to 250 – FT
B – Enrollment of 250 to 1000 – FT
C – Enrollment of 1000 to 2500 – FT
D – Enrollment of 2500 to 10,000 – FT
E – Enrollment of 10,000 to 20,000 – FT
John Jay Center for Learning
101 S. Meridian St.
The John Jay Center for Learning provides adults in the Jay County area with access to the education they need to succeed and build better lives for themselves and their families. College classes from Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and from Indiana Wesleyan University are offered in Portland in cooperation with the John Jay Center with most of these classes being held in the newly remodeled Weiler Building in downtown Portland, which has recently become the new home of the John Jay Center. In addition, the center operates the adult education program for the Jay School Corporation with GED and English as a Second Language classes held in the Weiler Building as well.The John Jay Center for Learning also has a role in economic development in the Jay County community by coordinating workforce education classes for our area businesses and industries. This includes classes to enhance computer skills and a wide variety of other offerings to help create a larger skilled work force for attracting and retaining regional business and industry. John Jay partners with Ivy Tech and individual contractors to make these classes available.The John Jay Center has also played a role in historic preservation and downtown revitalization by restoring the Weiler Building, perhaps the anchor building in downtown Portland and a former department store, into a beautiful new learning center. This 40,000 square foot structure was originally constructed in 1926 and recently underwent a 3.5 million dollar exterior and interior renovation, which is also home to the WorkOne office in Portland. The Weiler Building now houses 9 classrooms, two computer labs, a café/deli, and administrative and student services areas.In closing, it is the mission of the John Jay Center for Learning to facilitate learning in the Jay County Community that adds to the economic welfare and quality of life of Jay County area citizens.