Charlestown Middle School
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Welcome to Charlestown Middle School!

Charlestown Middle School’s small-school community helps create a sense of belonging for each student.

“Because of our size and because of our community, we can really get to know the kids and we get to know the families,” said teacher Mary Gnadinger. “We can communicate better, and we can really meet the needs of our students better.”

A variety of academic offerings along with exciting elective classes and diverse extracurriculars provide opportunities for each student to learn and grow while pursuing their individual interests.

Check out this video and browse our website to learn more about Charlestown Middle School and how the motto ‘Live, Laugh, and Learn’ is helping drive the school’s Pirate Pride.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the school's hours?

Doors open: 8:10 a.m.

School begins: 8:25 a.m.

School ends: 3:10 p.m.

Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


I don't live in Charlestown. Can my child still attend?

If you live in Indiana, your child can attend Charlestown Middle School! Call our school for more information at (812) 256-6363.

How do I report a student absence?

If your son/daughter is absent from school, it is your responsibility to call the school and report the absence before 9:00 a.m. the day your child is absent. You should call 256-6363 and ask for the attendance secretary or after hours leave a voice message on extension 12504. Please state your name, your child’s name, and the reason for the absence.

How do I sign up for transportation?

Steps to receive transportation

  1. Please make sure your child is registered in Powerschool at the school level.  No students are allowed to ride unless the info in PS is correct. Write the student ID down in a safe place.
  2. Check here or download the Ride360 app to see if your child is assigned to a bus. If the address and stop is correct, you are finished.  If the info is incorrect or there is no info available, please fill out a transportation form located here.
  3.  After you have filled out the request form, go back to the Ride360 website or app to see updated route information. (updated route info may take up to 3 business days.)

There are several advantages to downloading the Ride360 app to access bus route info. Not only will it provide you with the bus information but you can live track the school bus your child is assigned to within the app. The transportation department utilizes the app to communicate with parents regarding bus changes/time changes. (When you are setting up the app for the first time, it will ask for the school your child attends. Please type in Greater Clark County Schools.)

For more information on our Department of Transportation, click here.

How much are meals?

For more information on our Department of Food Services, click here.

Where are you located?

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