Hayden Elementary School
The Hayden Way: Excellence by Design
Students working on class projects

Our School

As part of the Jennings County School Corporation in southern Indiana, Hayden Elementary is dedicated to your child’s success.

Core Values

At Hayden Elementary, we believe that:

  • an open and positive environment promotes respect, honesty and trust;
  • lifelong learning encourages creativity, responsibility and productivity;
  • the partnership among schools, families, and the community is essential to the complete educational experience;
  • each person is unique and has value;
  • when each person contributes, the individual and community thrive;
  • understanding diversity enhances our lives and community;
  • goal setting and high expectations lead to success; and
  • everyone can learn.

Tradition of Excellence

Hayden Elementary is building upon a long tradition of excellence, and we invite you to join us! In 2007, HES was named a National Blue Ribbon school, an Indiana Gold Star School Counseling school, and a nationally recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) school. We continue that excellence today. 

We have also achieved Indiana Four Star School status three times and have been nominated for the National School Change Award. We are proud of our school, and we can’t help but show it!