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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 Schools Community,

Summertime always moves very quickly in the school world, and this year is no different. I hope that you have had ample opportunity this summer to rest, relax, and recharge as we approach a new school year. We feel blessed to serve in a profession that allows us to have a powerful impact on young lives, helping to prepare them for future success. Thank you for choosing Blackford Schools as your place to carry out that mission!

It has been a busy summer, and our preparations continue. Here are a few key things going on around the district as we prepare for the launch of the school year.

  • We look forward to the completion of the Blackford Jr.-Sr. High School renovation project. This project, which allowed our junior high students to join the BHS campus, will not only benefit our students instructionally, but will provide a dedicated home for our 7th and 8th grade athletics. There will be a tour of the new area during the Back to School Breakfast. We plan to formally introduce the public to the facility on August 30, in conjunction with the first home football game.
  • Our maintenance and custodial crews have had an outstanding summer; moving the junior high into the high school, cleaning and maintaining our buildings. We appreciate their tireless preparation and dedication.
  • Please welcome Greg Roach as the new assistant superintendent. Originally from the Tipton area, Mr. Roach has served the last 22 years at Mount Vernon High School. He started as the athletic director, then as the assistant principal, and finally as the principal. Mr. Roach brings a great deal of experience in school administration, along with a tremendous work ethic to the position.

    As always, if you have any questions about anything that is going on in Bruin Country, please contact me at the central office via email or by calling (765) 348.7550. We wish our students, staff, and parents a wonderful school year! 


    Chad Yencer

    Chad Yencer
    Superintendent of Schools