Final Grade-C!!!

We are proud to announce that East Chicago Central High School earned a school letter grade of C. East Chicago Central High School was one point away from earning a B. We are proud of our students, parents and staff for achieving this grade. The journey does not end here!  We WILL continue to strive towards excellence at East Chicago Central High School. With your support, it is possible!

Click on  the link below to view details regarding the school grade.

Second Semester-Be READYY to WORK...and WORK HARD!

Happy New Year everyone!

Welcome to the second semester of the 2017/2018 School Year.  By now your son or daughter should be familiar with routines/expectations of our school community. 

There will be a lot taking place this semester so please be sure your son or daughter is in attendance on a regular basis. Also, discuss the activities listed below with them. Research shows when schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more. Listed below are some of the activities taking place next semester:

1) students will be planning their courses for next school year,

2) seniors will be busy planning their life after high school activities,

3) sophomores, juniors and some seniors will participate in high stakes exams,

4) Cardinal Hour will continue so please encourage your son/daughter to participate and lastly,

5) students will be encouraged to read more at school and at home. 

With your support and help, we will have a successful second semester.

Educationally yours,

Dr. Finley





Cardinal Hour

In order to provide greater opportunities for success for all students and to support the school vision of being “Actively Engaged in Learning.”  Cardinal Hour occurs on Monday thru Friday during the school day.  During this time, students will have the opportunity to eat lunch and spend time in acceleration, enrichment and/or involvement activities of their choice based on individual need or interest.   When they are not eating, students can see teachers to make up work, get extra help, attend a study group, do ACT/SAT prep, meet with a guidance counselor, attend club meetings, listen to college/community/local business leaders/motivational speakers, or just get involved in school activities.  Click on links below for more information.


 Lunch and Club Hours Qtr 2.xlsx 


Fall 2018-Advanced Placement Teacher Investment Program

It is with excitement to share with you that East Chicago Central High School has been invited to participate in the Advanced Placement Teacher Investment Program in partnership with the University of Notre Dame. This is a two year partnership. The first year of the program will take place in the Fall of 2018.  This was a competitive vetting process and I am proud of staff and students who participated in the interview process. You make us proud! The mission of their program is listed below:


Prepare Indiana students for college by engaging them in rigorous math, science, and English coursework.  We support them by delivering high quality professional development to their teachers and we continue to support those teachers through the use of our Content Directors.  We provide greater opportunities for students to engage in their work and we reward them for their success.  The two main goals are:

  • To increase the enrollment of students in math, science, and English Advanced Placement® courses in the schools participating in the project, and

  • To increase the number of qualifying scores (3, 4, or 5) on AP® math, science, and English exams in the schools participating in the project

We are excited about the resources that will be available to both our students and staff.

Parents, there will informational sessions scheduled in the fourth quarter so you can be aware of the commitment we will need from you and your student. 

Educationally yours,

 Dr. Finley


Character Plus Team Gives Back to the Salvation Army!

Foundations of East Chicago Scholarship, College and Career Resource Fair

Resources for ISTEP

Resources for Class of 2019 and after


The purpose of the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+) program is to measure student achievement in the subject areas of English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Grades 4, 6 and 10), and Social Studies (Grades 5 and 7). In particular, ISTEP+ reports student achievement levels according to the Indiana Academic Standards that were adopted by the Indiana State Board of Education. The assessments are administered in two parts: Part 1 consists of applied skills (open-ended) items, and Part 2 includes multiple-choice and technology-enhanced items. Both Part 1 and Part 2 are required components of the ISTEP+ program and are used to measure student mastery of the Indiana Academic Standards.


  • Transcript request prior to 1987

    Parchment can only be utilized by EC Central Students (1987 to Present)

    If you Graduated from Washington or Roosevelt High School, please contact Luz Perez at 219-391-4000 ext. 74060.

    Parchment Website

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Resources for End of Course Assessments

Graduating Class of 2018


The purpose of the End of Course Assessments is to measure student achievement in the subject areas of English/Language Arts and Mathematics. The End of Course Assessments (ECAs) are criterion-referenced assessments developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I or English 10.



  • Gymnasium


    School Turnabout Dance/ Winter Formal

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  • Teacher Development Day-No students

    No students.

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