About tri-central elementary

Our School

Tri-Central Elementary is a rural school located in Sharpsville, Indiana. We are a preschool - 5th grade school servicing approximately 360 students.

Why Tri-Central?

One of our core beliefs is to “Treat People Right and Do the Right Thing”. Our school staff works very hard to instill this belief each and every day. We believe in promoting our Lifelines and teaching quality character education to all students. Our student vision is Succeed, Achieve, Believe. We know that “as good as we are, we can always get better.”


The Indiana Department of Education’s STEM Certified Schools’ program awarded Tri-Central Elementary School certification in 2019. TCE offers STEM and Computer Science classes to all PK - 5th grade students. Students practice critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication while working on STEM activities involving coding, 3-D printing/Tinkercad, drones, robotics, electric circuitry, etc. All our students receive hands-on project-based learning connected to their classroom curriculum.

C.L.A.S.S. School

Connective Learning Assures Successful Students is a professional development model that focuses on best practices, instructional strategies, and brain-based research. Our staff has received and continues to receive professional development with the C.L.A.S.S. PD model.

In the spotlight

Abraham Lincoln Presentation

President Abraham Lincoln presenting to our 4th grade students.

5th Grade Cheerleaders

Our 5th grade cheerleaders recently performed at Cheerleader Appreciation Night at half-time of a varsity game.

Rescuing Polar Bears!

Third graders rescuing polar bears! During our recent STEM Day, we learned about global warming and how it affects polar bears and their environment. Our 3rd graders designed and built a sailboat that would hold 20 pennies and sail polar bears to safety.

1st Grade Catapults

Our 1st graders testing their heart catapults to see which one goes the farthest and was the most accurate.