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Census 2020
Census 2020
An accurate count of children during the 2020 Census will be critical to the strength of Indiana’s families, schools, and communities for years to come.

The federal government uses information collected in the Census survey to determine allocation of about $883 billion a year, with $160 billion for programs to support children. This year Indiana will receive about $18 billion in federal funding, with approximately $1 billion for K-12 programs. It is estimated that for every person missed in the count, Indiana will lose about $10,000 in federal funds over the next decade.

On April 1, 2020, the nation will recognize Census Day to earmark the commencement of the decennial count. The U.S. Constitution requires that the federal government count all persons living in the country every 10 years, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, and citizenship status. The 2020 Census survey, for the first time, will be available to complete online, as well as by phone or paper form to be returned by mail. Residents should expect correspondence on how to complete the survey in March 2020. Taking part is a civic duty and the survey is easy to complete. Furthermore, every response is confidential.

Unfortunately, children from birth to age 4 and those ages 5 to 9 are the two age groups most likely to be undercounted in the Census, as was the case in 2010; with Black and Hispanic young children having a higher net undercount than other children. One in five children were missed because their family did not return the form; four in five lived in families that returned the form but didn’t include the young child on it. We must make sure that every Hoosier child counts in the 2020 Census.

An accurate count of young children in the 2020 Census will be critical to the child’s and family’s access to resources such as housing, jobs, equitable education, and health care. Families can help make sure that #EveryHoosierChildCounts by counting each child where they sleep most of the time.

Indiana Performance Qualified School District
Congratulations! The Indiana Department of Education and the Office of School Accountability & Accreditation would like to congratulate North Daviess Community School Corporation's 2016-17 A-F school performance! NDCSC was rated as an "A" and has received the status of a Performance Qualified School District for the 2018-19 school year.

North Daviess Community Schools is in rural Southwestern Indiana and the Northern portion of Daviess County located off the I-69 and Highway 58 exit. The district includes the towns of Elnora, Plainville, and Odon along with part of the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center. Our state of the art Elementary School opened in January 2002 and houses grades Kindergarten through 6 and our 21st Century Junior Senior High School houses grades 7 through 12. We offer a small school community based education with global 21st century opportunities.

North Daviess Community Schools
5494 E State Road 58
Elnora, IN 47529
Exit 76 off of I69
Phone: (812) 636-8000
Fax: (812) 636-7546
Superintendent's Office:
812-636-8000 ext 1000
Mission Statement

The mission of the North Daviess Community Schools is to provide an education that meets the needs of our students and serves as the foundation upon which to build in some post-secondary education, or serves as a foundation for life-long learning in a pluralistic society, and to provide an environment which is conducive to 21st Century Learning.


The technology mission of North Daviess Community Schools is to obtain technological capabilities, to facilitate a well-trained and conscientious staff, and to capture a forward vision that will nurture and encourage every student, as he/she becomes computer literate. Students’ education will be supported, and enhanced by supervised technology with daily access to computers and basic software, creating a working knowledge base that is assimilated into their daily lives.