Proud Home of the Bruins
Welcome to the Blackford County Schools website. We serve K–12 students of the rural farming communities of Hartford City, Montpelier, Dunkirk, and Shamrock Lakes. Please explore our website, and learn more about our proud tradition of educational excellence as we make a difference and change the world, one student at a time.
A Message from Our Superintendent
Dear Blackford County Community,
It’s an honor to be the superintendent of Blackford County Schools. I have felt the support of Blackford families and community members as we’ve worked together to hold on to the great values of our community as well as bring about positive changes for the future.
With five schools in our corporation, we are constantly looking for ways to achieve the maximum benefit for staff and students. It is our goal to lead our students to academic success. It is not only our job, but it is our ultimate desire to help all students in BCS succeed now and in the future as they advance to higher institutions of learning and the workplace.
Another of our goals is to make sure that we attract and maintain the best workforce possible. Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education, stated, “When I ask teachers why they teach, they almost always say that it is because they want to make a difference in the lives of children.” Our teachers are no different, and even though we know they wouldn’t rather have any other “job,” we also know that we have to make it work so that they can stay with us—where they want to be, and where we want them to be—at Blackford County Schools.
We appreciate your support as we make important, strategic plans for the great future of Blackford County Schools.
Dr. Scot Croner
Superintendent of Schools