Welcome to Benton Community Schools!

Benton Central Jr-Sr High School

Oxford, IN

Prairie Crossing Elementary School

Oxford, IN

Otterbein Elementary School

Otterbein, IN

“The mission of BCSC is to ensure all students develop academically, creatively, physically, and socially into the finest version of themselves.”

A School System With Community Commitment

Welcome to Benton Community School Corporation, featuring elementary and secondary schools fully accredited by the AdvancED program, where our strong community commitment to all learners of all ages is evident to all.

The heartbeat of Benton County is the school system that is power-packed with K-6 elementary schools, a junior-senior high school, and adult continuing education programs. A long list of success stories is evidence of the excellent educational opportunities available to our students.

Location, Location, Location

Located in north central Indiana, Benton County offers the best of both worlds with the look, feel, affordability, and convenience of small communities that are just a short drive from Lafayette, West Lafayette, Purdue University, and Ivy Tech Community College. Our residents take pride in knowing their neighbors, celebrating achievements, and taking care of one another in times of need. Local libraries, parks, and schools afford our children safe havens loaded with activities and adventures just waiting to be explored.

As you make your way past scenic corn, soybean, wheat, and hay fields, and energy-producing windmills, venture off the beaten track of U.S. 52. Look for the lights any night, as school functions at the Benton Community Schools pack in crowds for plays, concerts, academic competitions, club events, PTO bazaars, book fairs, art shows, parent and student information nights, family literacy nights, dinners, and athletic events. Weeknight and weekend events will greet you with the familiar sounds of laughter and applause!


If you keep a watchful eye, through the prairie grass and cattails, you may even see a buffalo roaming south of Templeton. . . or is it a bison?