Our Empowerment Zone Schools
South Bend Empowerment Zone (SBEZ) includes a middle school and its four feeder elementary schools. All of these schools are South Bend Community Corporation schools in the West Side of South Bend serving students from Early Childhood Education to 8th grade. We work with families, teachers, staff, and school leaders to design and sustain a shared learning community specifically tailored to the needs of their students.
Schools in the Empowerment Zone collaborate to support one another, share resources, and capitalize on each school’s strengths through shared learning. Empowerment Zone schools are dedicated to inclusivity and believe all students should receive the opportunity to an equitable educational experience to better their futures and the future of our community.
Click on a school below to see an overview.
Navarre Middle School
Principal: Nathan Boyd
Address: 4702 W. Ford. St., South Bend, IN 46619
Navarre Middle School develops inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people through the collaborative efforts of students, teachers, parents and community. Navarre is a diverse, inclusive community of learners that nurtures students to lead fulfilling, balanced lives and to transform their community. We are committed to the personal growth, academic achievement and equity of opportunities for all students, which prepares them for high school and supports their lifelong success and wellbeing.
Coquillard Elementary School
Principal: Dr. Antoine Reed
Address: 1245 N. Sheridan Ave., South Bend, IN 46628
Coquillard Elementary School strives to create innovative, intellectually curious students who share a sense of stewardship for creating a better world. Coquillard provides a challenging and engaging intellectual program to ensure that each child reaches his or her full potential. Through highly effective instructional practices, and including the use of technology, the environment and community resources, Coquillard inspires creativity, curiosity and critical thinking. Coquillard develops respectful students who care for themselves, their communities and the world around them.
Harrison Elementary School
Principal: Karla Lee
Address: 3302 W. Western Ave., South Bend, IN 46619
Harrison Elementary School engages all children with a nurturing, purposeful, and welcoming school environment. The Dual Language Immersion Program, monthly themed inclusive birthday celebrations, athletic programming, Student Council, and various student mentoring programs ensures every Harrison “Five Star General” is afforded an impactful learning experience. From Parent/Teacher University to a proposed United Way sponsored Community Health Clinic, Harrison Elementary is fully committed to what it means to be a “community” school.
Wilson Elementary School
Principal: Samantha Smith
Address: 56660 Oak Rd., South Bend, IN 46619
Wilson Elementary School empowers students as learners and critical thinkers. Through high expectations for both teachers and students, Wilson aspires for students to grow academically, socially, and emotionally as lifelong learners. Wilson provides a challenging and engaging intellectual program to ensure that each child reaches his or her full potential. Through highly effective instructional practices, and including the use of technology, the environment and community resources, Wilson inspires creativity, curiosity and critical thinking.
Warren Elementary School
Principal: Patricia Grupp
Address: 55400 Quince Rd., South Bend, IN 46619
Warren Elementary School’s educational environment strives to meet students’ individual learning styles and interests. In conjunction with rigorous academics, a strong emphasis is placed on social and emotional growth to help build confident, independent students. Warren Elementary School strives to create innovative, intellectually curious students who share a sense of stewardship for creating a better world. Warren provides a challenging and engaging intellectual program to ensure that each child reaches his or her full potential.