Union Center Elementary School is located in unincorporated Union Township, Porter County, in Northwest Indiana, approximately fifty miles southeast of Chicago, Illinois. UCE is located two tenths of a mile north of Highway 30 on 600 West. The mailing address is 272 North 600 West, Valparaiso, Indiana 46385.
Union Center Elementary School is part of the Union Township School Corporation, which is a thirty square mile school district comprised of Union Center Elementary, John Simatovich Elementary School, Union Township Middle School, and Wheeler High School, with total enrollment of approximately 1700 students. The district is composed of rural and suburban areas with a total population of about 7,000. The township’s largest employer is the school corporation. Many of our residents commute daily to work in communities such as Merrillville, Michigan City, Portage, Hobart, Valparaiso, and Chicago.
Our current curriculum, textbooks and materials are aligned with the Indiana Standards. When reviewing new series and materials for adoption, only those aligned with the standards are considered. All teachers have a copy of the Indiana Academic Standards for all curricular areas. Additional curriculum information is located on the web.