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The mission of DeKalb High School is to provide each student the best path to IMPROVE LEARNING and ACHIEVE SUCCESS as a productive citizen in a global society.
DeKalb High School uses our Portrait of Baron Graduate to develop students as critical thinkers, communicators, & collaborators who can adapt & persevere with empathy & integrity in an ever-changing world. Students leave our district ready to enroll in secondary education guided by our 43 dual credit classes & 14 advanced placement classes, enlist in the military, or be employed in their chosen careers through 61 vocational & career technical education classes and certifications.  Students have professional internships and work-based learning opportunities. They have extracurricular & co-curricular opportunities with 24 varsity sports including Unified Barons and 32 different club & activity offerings. Our seniors receive over 2 million dollars in scholarships awarded each year.
U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools: 2020, 2021, & 2022
Fort Wayne Newspapers Readers’ Choice: Best High School Finalist
Fort Wayne Newspapers Readers’ Choice: Best Marching Band


  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW), Engineering, Bio-medical, & Computer Science
  • 43 Dual Credits
  • 14 Advanced Placement Course Offerings
  • New Tech Network Options Available
  • Project Based Learning
  • Vocational and Career Technical Education
  • 24 Varsity Sports Including Unified Sports
  • 32 Club and Activities Offerings
  • Extensive Ag & FFA Programs
  • Band, Choir, Musical Theater, & Drama Department
  • Numerous Scholarship Opportunities
  • U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools - 2020, 2021, & 2022
  • The 2022 Fort Wayne Newspapers Readers’ Choice: Best High School Finalist
  • Baron Advanced Manufacturing (BAM)

Baron Advanced Manufacturing (BAM)


Baron Advanced Manufacturing (BAM) is a collaborative program for upcoming DeKalb High School juniors and seniors that connects students and adults with local manufacturing companies. Our manufacturing partners provide our students with real-world experiences in manufacturing processes and technologies. Paid internships are available for seniors in the program and all students will learn manufacturing fundamentals such as operations, safety, and blueprint reading as well as interpersonal skills such as teamwork, communication, and problem-solving to lead to a successful career.


Students participating in BAM will gain technical, hands-on experience to allow them to explore if manufacturing is a part of their future career while still in high school. Students will have the ability to directly enter the workforce with the necessary skills to be successful. Students who complete BAM as juniors and seniors will earn 15 dual credit hours from Ivy Tech Community College, and students will earn multiple industry-recognized certifications such as OSHA-10, MSSC, and SACA.


Baron Advanced Manufacturing has partnerships with In-Mac, Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College, Rathburn Tool & Manufacturing, Charleston Metal Products, Metal Technologies, Rieke, and Auburn Manufacturing.