Maconaquah School Corporation was formed in 1962 to serve the six southern townships of Miami County including Deer Creek, Butler, Pipe Creek, Washington, Clay, and Harrison. The corporation has continued providing exceptional preK-12 education to its service area and beyond, which is a rural community of low socioeconomic status, for the last 52 years. Currently, the corporation’s four school buildings include Pipe Creek Elementary School, Maconaquah Elementary School, Maconaquah Middle School, and Maconaquah High School.

“Maconaquah Schools … Inspiring and empowering our students to meet tomorrow’s challenges,” is the mission statement of the corporation. Maconaquah inspires and empowers its students by constantly striving to reach five specific goals:

  • Lead nationally in the use of technology for teaching and learning

  • Empower each student to realize his or her academic potential

  • Encourage participation in extracurricular and co-curricular activities.

  • Market Maconaquah Schools as the school system of choice in north central Indiana

  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility by balancing limited resources with increasing educational needs.

Maconaquah School Corporation has four school buildings including Maconaquah High School, Maconaquah Middle School, Maconaquah Elementary School, and Pipe Creek Elementary School. Including the three preschool programs offered at Pipe Creek, Maconaquah School Corporation serves about 2,300 students total.

Three years ago, the school corporation set a goal to be a leader in north central Indiana regarding technology-based learning and teaching. Throughout those three years, Maconaquah has surpassed that goal. The corporation began its 1:1 initiative in 2012, implemented eLearning days in 2013, was one of two schools in the state chosen by the IDOE to use those eLearning days in place of snow days last winter, and has shifted its focus on Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) based education with much success. Maconaquah Middle School is one of two middle schools in Indiana to be an IDOE STEM-certified school and is partnering with Purdue University through a STEM grant awarded last school year. In 2014, Maconaquah High School was ranked among the best high schools in Indiana, winning a silver award from U.S. News.