Community Profile

The White River Valley Elementary is located in Worthington, Indiana, is houses grades PK-4th grade for the White River Valley School Corporation.

White River Valley Elementary, in Greene County. There are approximately 290 students in grades PK-4th grade and approximately 45 staff members. The staff includes a principal, secretary/treasurer, nurse, elementary teachers, instructional assistants, and support staff.

Diverse and innovative methods of instruction are implemented in a safe environment to ensure quality educational opportunities for all students. The curriculum surpasses state requirements in many areas and standardized test scores indicate academic achievement above average to superior. Students are well prepared in academic areas to meet the challenges of high school.

The average family income in this district is low, the rate of unemployment is high and a significant percentage of area residents are retired and living on modest fixed incomes. Economic and cultural opportunities in the White River Valley school district are minimal. There are a few visible industries in the immediate area and these utilize a preponderance of unskilled or semiskilled labor. Professional and skilled technicians find limited employment; therefore, few reside in this district. However, the Indiana Workforce Development Center and the E. O. C. are constantly making an effort to encourage other businesses to move into the area.

There are a very limited number of cultural and artistic endeavors in the immediate area. However, Indiana University, Indiana State University, Vincennes University and two Ivy Tech Colleges are within a fifty mile radius of this area, enabling residents in this agrarian environment to partake of such an opportunity.

As with most small rural communities, the school environment predominately provides the social, cultural, recreational and intellectual needs of its patrons.