About Tri-Central community

Our School

Tri-Central High School was built in 1970 with the consolidation of Prairie, Sharpsville and Windfall Schools. The Elementary was built in 1982. The school district is rural and covers 108 square miles in northern Tipton County. Tri-Central student enrollments are approximately 320 in grades KG-5 and 430 in grades 6-12. We are located under one roof covering 200,000 square feet and 60 acres of land.

Why Tri-Central?

At Tri-Central Community Schools each of our students is more than a number, more than a test score. Success is prevalent throughout our district and measured individually, student by student. Tri-Central puts your child first for safety, education and extra-curricular activities.


The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has designated Tri-Central Schools as an Indiana “Best Buy” school. In addition, U.S. News magazine selected Tri-Central High School as one of the top 1,300 high schools in the United States. Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the Indiana Department of Education has ranked Tri-Central High School in the top 25 Indiana schools for the number of students participating in AP classes/tests and their performances on those tests. We offer students choices among 10 AP classes, as well as, Ivy Tech and Indiana University at Kokomo dual credit classes. In 2019, our Elementary school received STEM certification from the Indiana Department of Education.

Community Partnership

One of the most important elements of continued success is the support received from parents and community members. We embrace a partnership between teachers, parents and community. Our teachers and administrators are committed to working together to meet the collective needs of our student body and the individual needs of each and every student within our school community. Our parent groups are very involved in our great school atmosphere.