The mission of the Schererville Chamber of Commerce is to promote business and economic development and provide for the welfare of the Schererville citizens. The Schererville Chamber of Commerce remains viable by providing for it's financial stability and the development of future chamber leadership.
Long before Indiana became a state, long before the founding of Schererville, people called this place the "Crossroads." The name was appropriate, for several Indian trails that later became routes for the wagons of settlers traveling west intersected here.
One of those settlers was Nicholas Scherer, who arrived in the U.S. from Germany in 1846. When he came to this place at the southern tip of Lake Michigan in 1866, he founded the community that bears his name.
Today, trails still cross at Schererville, the modern trails of a motorized society, U.S. Highways 41 and 30. Nearby are newer trails, I-80/94 and I-65. All these are primary transcontinental routes and gives Schererville its slogan: "Crossroads of the Nation."
Schererville boasts a variety of excellent recreational facilities, including a sports complex, two golf courses, and a race track. The Schererville Park Department maintains 18 parks and offers wide-ranging activities such as exercise and aerobics programs, tennis and soccer. The community's proximity to Indiana Dunes State Park on the shores of Lake Michigan enhance its recreational opportunities.
The Lake Central School Corporation serves some 7,810 Schererville area students. It operates a high school, two middle schools, and six kindergarten through fifth elementary schools. These students come from the rapidly growing communities of Schererville, Dyer, St. John ana St. John Township.
To accommodate continuing growth, the school system has added to existing school buildings and is planning construction of a seventh elementary school in the near future. The area also has several private and parochial schools that provide excellent educational programs.
Several well-known institutions for higher education for higher education are nearby. These include Purdue Calumet, Hammond; Calumet College, Whiting; Indiana University Northwest, Gary; and Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Hyles Anderson College, Crown Point.
Schererville Area Schools
Lake Central Public, Private & Parochial Schools
Grimmer Middle School 865-6985,Rocky Killion, President
Hammond Baptist 134 W, Joliet Street
High School 322-5400
Junior High School 322-2288
Grade School 322-5056
Homan Elementary School 322-4451, Mark Kellogg, Principal
Peifer Elementary School 322-5335, Mary Hoffman, Principal
St. Michael Catholic School 322-4531, Barbara Matovina, Principal
Watson Elementary School 322-1365, Ken Miller, Principal
Forest Ridge Academy 756-7300, Dean Christakis, Principal
Lake Central High School 365-8551, Linda Yonke, Principal
Area residents have easy access to the city of Chicago and interstate transportation. Hammond Yellow Coach provides bus service to Chicago's Loop, while Tri-State Coach Lines offers speedy trips to O'Hare International and Midway Airports.
Five mini-malls plus two major malls surround the dynamic, growing community of Schererville, meeting the shopping needs of all residents. Numerous restaurants satisfy all tastes, from ethnic cuisine to fast food.
Five hospitals provide high qualtiy health care and treatment to the Schererville area. These are St. Margaret Mercy Health Care South Campus, St. Anthony Medical Center, Munster Community Hospital, Methodist Hospital, and Southlake Center for Mental Health Care. A variety of clinics also offer medical and dental services.
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