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About Us

Spencer-Owen Community School Corporation (S-OCS) is located in Spencer, Indiana. Our school district encompasses nearly all of Owen County, which is located less than 20 miles from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Schools. Gosport Elementary, McCormick's Creek Elementary, Patricksburg Elementary,  Spencer Elementary (Prek-6) and  Owen Valley Middle School (Grades 7-8) and  Owen Valley High School (9-12)

Small-Town Living, Big City Access



Historic Tivoli Theater

Downtown Spencer

MyPath Trail

Downtown Spencer

Revitalized Downtown Main Street

Downtown Spencer

McCormick's Creek State Park

2 miles

IU Auditorium

17 miles

Indiana University

17 miles

Lake Monroe

28 miles

Brown County State Park

33 miles

Brown County Music Center

36 miles

The Mill (Terre Haute Music Venue)

41 miles


59 miles

Career Opportunities

Why S-OCS?

Twenty-first century students must have an educational experience that prepares them for the workforce, both in knowledge and application. S-OCS has developed a collective vision that articulates the community's aspirations for our students and provides a strategic direction for their overall education experience.

Key Factors

Patriot Manufacturing

*1:1 Chromebooks

*Governor's Work Ethic Certificate Program

*STEM Labs (K-8)

*District-Wide PreK

*C.L.A.S.S. Education (K-6)

*Purple Star Award (K-12

*Financial Literacy Academy (OVHS)

*Patriot Manufacturing (self-sustaining, student-run business)

*Boer Goat Farm (FFA)

*Well-maintained facilities, including a new track and turf field

*Nationally-recognized FFA program


*JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates)

What We Offer

  • Continuous opportunity for staff members to improve their craft through weekly PLC's (Professional Learning Communities) and monthly PD (professional development)

  • Competitive salary and benefit package, which includes medical, dental, life, and vision options

  • 401a - 1% Match (MetLife)

  • 403b - Investment Opportunities

  • Section 125

  • Retirement Seminars

  • Grant opportunities through the Owen County Community Foundation

  • Integrated classroom technology (Promethean Boards) and the use of 1:1 devices to facilitate the learning experience for both teachers and students

  • Tech Integration Specialist (supports classroom teachers with technology support and training)

  • New Teacher Orientation

  • First Year Teacher Mentor

Employee Benefits