Located in north-central Indiana, South Bend Community School Corporation (SBCSC) is St. Joseph County's oldest and largest school corporation, and the fourth-largest school district in Indiana. The school corporation has 33 school buildings and five support facilities in a geographical area covering 160 square miles. SBCSC has instructional staff assigned to Madison Center for Children, the Thomas Frederick Juvenile Justice Center, Ivy Tech Community College and other locations throughout the community.
SBCSC serves traditional K-12 students, special-needs students from preschool through age 22, and a large number of adult students. As the adult education center for St. Joseph County, the school corporation annually grants more GEDs than any other testing center in the state.
There are 22,100 students enrolled in grades kindergarten through 12.
The Corporation has 19 primary centers, 10 intermediate centers, and 4 high schools which serve the City of South Bend and its six surrounding townships. The Corporation's students live in urban, suburban, and
rural areas, and the student population reflects the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of the total community.
With a staff of more than 3,500, the Corporation is the second-largest employer in St. Joseph County. Its administrative offices are housed in the former Studebaker automobile headquarters at 635 South Main Street, but are moving to a renovated facility at 215 South Saint Joseph Street in July 2006.