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Superintendent's Message

WCS Superintendent Jason Callahan

Welcome to Wabash City Schools!  Since 1869, Wabash City Schools has been serving the students and families of Wabash, Indiana.  Wabash High School is committed to ensuring every student is college and career ready for success in a global community.  The bedrock of our commitment is built on the 3 R’s: Relationships, Relevance and Rigor.  Our students begin their individual educational journey at O.J. Neighbours Elementary, where parents can choose between different curricular and cultural experiences.  In addition to building solid foundational academic skills—98% of O.J. Neighours Elementary 3rd graders passed the Indiana IREAD test---families have the ability to choose from unique and innovative programs: Forest Kindergarten, Integrative Arts, Dual Language Immersion, or Coding.  Elementary students have an opportunity to explore a variety of future careers.  Additionally, O.J. Neighbours Elementary leads the State of Indiana in percentage of students who have a College 529 Savings Plan. 


Wabash Middle School understands the whole child and is structured to help students transition from upper elementary students to entering the adolescent world of high school.  Students entering Wabash Middle School remain in self-contained classrooms and transition to rotation, content specific classes in 6th grade.  Wabash Middle School students begin to be exposed to Algebra in 7th grade and most 8th grade students graduate with an average of 5.6 high school credits.  Wabash Middle School is one of only a handful of middle schools in the nation that receives early scholarship distributions toward their 529 College Savings plan for academic and asset-building behaviors.


Wabash High School offers 5 career pathways to all students: liberal studies, professional certification, health science, computer science and engineering pathways.  In 2015, Wabash High School was endorsed as one of 13 high schools as an early college high school in the State of Indiana.  In partnership with Vincennes University, Wabash University High School provides students the opportunity to earn between 30 and 60 credit hours toward all state colleges and universities.  Because of our commitment to ensuring all students reach their full potential, Wabash City Schools provides the PSAT/SAT for all students, leading the state of Indiana in the percentage of high school seniors who participate in the SAT. 


Wabash City Schools’ success is built on our commitment to offering a relevant and rigorous education based on a shared mission.  However, our real success is in our commitment to building relationships.  Wabash City Schools offers 35 different clubs and organizations and 19 different athletic opportunities to ensure we can offer something for everyone.  In recent Gallup Poll results, over 90 percent of our students feel safe and feels like they know an adult who cares for them, and over 80 percent of the student body participated in some type of academic or athletic team or club.  We hope that you share the same experience at Wabash City Schools.  If you have questions, please contact me at 260-563-2151 or email me at callahaj@apaches.k12.in.us.





Jason A. Callahan, Ed.S.