Schools - Public

February 27, 2015


925 N. Main St., Bluffton, 824-5880. The director is Nikki Sprunger. Provides special-education services for all six public school districts in Adams and Wells counties. Board is comprised of the six area school superintendents.


The Bluffton-Harrison School District is all of Harrison Township including that part of Bluffton within Harrison Township. The administration building is at 805 East Harrison St., Bluffton, IN, 46714, phone 824-2620, and the superintendent is Wayne Barker.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS: Daryl Elliott (District 1), 273-9655; Dawn Frauhiger (District 2), vice president 824-5317; Heath Schlagenhauf (District 3), 334-5387; Jarrod Gerber (at-large), secretary, 827-0840; Brent Hiday, (at-large), president 824-5215

Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School: 1100 E. Spring St., Bluffton, 824-0333, Julie Meitzler, principal.
Bluffton-Harrison Middle School: 1500 Stogdill Road, Bluffton, 824-3536, Claire Paul, principal.
Bluffton High School: 1 Tiger Trail, S. Wayne Street, Bluffton, 824-3724, Steve Baker, principal.

The Northern Wells School District is all of Union, Jefferson, Rockcreek and Lancaster townships, including that part of Bluffton in Lancaster Township. The administrative office is at 312 N. Jefferson St., Ossian,  IN 46777. Phone is 260-622-4125. The superintendent is Dr. Scott Mills.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS: Scott Elzey (Rockcreek Township), president,; Donna Spear (Union Township), vice president, 260-638-4296; Angie Topp (Lancaster Township), secretary, 260-827-0461; Gene Donaghy (Jefferson Township), 260-437-9823; Peggy Eschenbacher (At-large), 260-432-9432

Lancaster Elementary School; 275 E. Jackson St., Bluffton, 260-565-3135, Cathy Dunwiddie, principal.
Ossian Elementary School: 213 S. Jefferson St., Ossian, 260-622-4178 or 622-4179, Susanne Tieman, principal.
Norwell Middle School: 1100E U.S. 224, Ossian, 260-543-2218, Tim Wilson, principal.
Norwell High School: 1100E U.S. 224, Ossian, 260-543-2213, Mark Misch, principal.

The Southern Wells Community Schools district is all of Liberty, Chester, Nottingham and Jackson townships. All of the schools and the school district headquarters are in one complex at 9120S-300W, Poneto. The superintendent is James Craig, office phone 765-728-5537.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS: Chad Roush, president (Jackson Twp.), 765-348-6234; Doug Klefeker, liaison (Nottingham Twp.), 346-2177; Kevin Scott, vice president (Chester Township), 307-6627; Aaron Westfall, secretary (Liberty Twp.), 403-8301.

Southern Wells Elementary School: Phone 765-728-2121, John Purcell, principal.
Southern Wells Junior-Senior High School: Phone 765-728-5534. Chad Yencer, principal.

Operated by the Northern Wells public school district. Located at 991 N. Main St. Suite A, Bluffton, IN 46714. Director is Daphne Dahl. Phone, 824-0474.


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