Welcome to Lake Center Elementary

PrincipalWelcome to Lake Center Elementary!  At Lake Center Elementary, we strive to support students and meet their needs academically, socially, and emotionally.  Our wonderful staff partners with families to provide a positive, safe learning experience.  We follow our SAIL expectations to help create a positive learning environment.  Our SAILor expectations teach students to: 

S – Stay Safe
A – Act Respectfully
I – I Can . . .
L – Lead Together

Lake Center Elementary is an amazing place to be, we are thankful for the commitment, dedication and partnerships between our staff, students and families.  Please reach out to our main office with any questions (269) 323-6300.  

Alexandra McCullough

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Specials Reports

LCE Student Handbook

The annual report pertaining to the entire district and each school can be accessed on the PPS web site through the following link:


Student Safety Before and After School – NEW start and end times below:

Breakfast begins – 8:20 am

Doors open (first bell) – 8:30 am

School begins (final bell) – 8:35 am

1/2 day dismissal – 12:00 pm

Full day dismissal – 3:40 pm

Please note-it is important that your walker NOT arrive to school any earlier than 8:30 am. Many students are coming early to play on the equipment as well as to play basketball. We do not have adult supervision until 8:30 am. Walking students are required to leave school grounds at the end of the day, they may not stay on the playground unless they have checked in at home.

A Special Thanks

Thank you to Peterman Concrete in Portage for their generous donation of the concrete for our beautiful anchor created by Mr. Varnell.

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Mission Statement

Lake Center Elementary values student success while creating a community of lifelong learners. We are passionate and dedicated to providing opportunities for authentic learning.

Upcoming Events

Half Day

September 23 @ 12:00 am - September 24 @ 12:00 am

No School for Students

October 3 @ 12:00 am - October 4 @ 12:00 am

Quick Links

Thank you, Portage voters, for approving the elementary bond proposal.