Ray Helmuth, Principal,  Van Buren Elementary

Ryan King, Principal


Dear Van Buren Families:

I am very excited to join Plainfield Community School Corporation, and I am honored to serve as the principal of Van Buren Elementary School. This will be my first year as principal of Van Buren and I am looking forward to meeting the wonderful students and families that we serve.  This will be my 14th year as an educator. Previously, I served as an administrator for 4 years and I spent 9 years in the classroom. Every year brings a new level of excitement full of possibilities, and I cannot wait to see what the 2023-2024 school year holds. 

Van Buren Elementary is a warm, welcoming place.  We have an amazing staff that is student-centered in all that we do. We place a strong focus on teaching the academic standards, core community values, and the importance of collaboration and a strong work ethic. Most importantly, our staff does this while bringing joy to learning.  My hope is that each day students are eager to share about their learning with their families. 

Finally, thank you for sharing your children with us.  It is an honor and privilege to serve the Plainfield community and partner with families.  We value your children, input, and support. Let's make this year a great year! 


Ryan King, Principal

Van Buren Elementary School

Van Buren Elementary

225 Shaw Street

Plainfield, IN 46168

317-839-2575 (phone)

317-838-3993 (fax)