May 13th, 2023

plant Sale

9 am - 12 pm

  • Hanging baskets, annuals, succulents, & vegetables!
  • Culinary cinnamon rolls available for purchase

Auto Show

10 am - 2 pm

  • Free & open to the public
  • Food trucks, music, & prizes for competitors
  • Rain Date May 21st

Central Nine Career Center 

1999 US 31 South 

Greenwood, IN 46143

The early years

Early 1970

Nine School Corporations join forces to establish the first area vocational center for Johnson and Marion County. 


April 28th, 1970

A temporary Governing Board is established and Richard Thomas is elected as the first (temporary) president. 

The board makes a proposal for a Continuous Feasibility Study for an area vocational school. 


September 21, 1970

Board members review (and choose a site for campus). 



October 8th, 1970

Board members vote to name the center; Central Nine Vocational Technical School. 

Other names that were up for consideration: “John-Mar” (or “Johnson-Marion”), “Central Nine”, “Leatherwood”, and “whetzel Trace”. 


April 15th, 1971

Architect, Ray Thompson, from James Associates presents the final site and building plans for Central Nine. 



May 13th, 1971

James E. Hixson is made the first director of Central Nine.