Franklin, Indiana



Home of the Grizzly Cubs

CBIS-Logo-1Custer Baker Intermediate School serves more than 725 students from Grades 5-6. The only intermediate school in the Franklin Community Schools system, we offer a broad and comprehensive understanding of knowledge and skills based on the Indiana Academic State Standards. These standards provide the master plan for learning.

Courses are required by the Indiana State Board of Education and necessary for the intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth of students.

The school is named after the late Custer Baker, who was a school superintendent in the county for 31 years. He graduated from Union High School (which later consolidated with Franklin Community Schools), Franklin College and Butler University.

Custer Baker Intermediate School l Franklin, Indiana

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Intermediate School Information

Custer Baker Intermediate School l Franklin, IndianaCuster Baker Intermediate School
101 West State Road 44
Franklin, IN  46131


Office: 317.346.8600
FAX: 317.346.8611
Attendance: 317.346.8601

 When a student is absent from school, a parent must call the absence line by 9 a.m. each day of the absence. The absence line is operable 24 hours per day. Upon returning from an absence, students have the same number of days to complete missed work as they were absent. 

School Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:05 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
8:05 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. (Early Dismissal)

Cheryl-MoranWelcome to the Custer Baker Intermediate School! Custer Baker is the home of nearly 750 Cubs comprising the 5th and 6th grades! 

The Custer Baker Cubs are actively engaged in learning.  We are continuing to grow our brains and our hearts through incredible instruction, creative learning activities, and by thinking of others and giving back to our community.  

We work daily on developing character traits to set our Cubs up for success in the future.  We have had fun this year by doing our 2nd annual Color Run, DRIVE-THRU Veterans’ Parade, and by embarking on the journey of Conceptual Learning, where Cubs help each other learn to think and problem solve.

We have added Career Exploration, Health and Wellness, and Keyboarding to the already varied docket of experiences for our Cubs. Many students participate in extracurricular activities such as clubs and sports.

Joey, our therapy dog, helps us celebrate, de-escalate and just makes our school a better place! 

Follow Custer Baker Intermediate School on the social media links below. Feel free to contact me at 317.346.8600.

Cheryl Moran

Intermediate School Student Handbook

Middle School Continuous Improvement Program

The Indiana Department of Education empowers Indiana’s families, educators, school administrators, and community leaders with a learner-centered, future-focused dashboard that displays how our students are building necessary knowledge and skills — in all grades and all schools — through the Indiana GPS dashboard.
As part of the National Breakfast Program and School Lunch Program, Franklin Community Schools offer healthy, nutritious meals to all students each day.

Guidance Department


The counseling office strives to collaborate with students, teachers, parents, administrators, and the community to benefit students. Our intent is to be an integral part of student's daily educational experience and we work to partner in student achievement. We believe that all students can achieve success at CBIS.


Mission Statement

The mission of the CBIS Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that advances students’ knowledge and skills for academic, personal, social and career growth.


Mental Health Support Team

The role of a Mental Health Support Team member differs from a school counselor in several ways.



Counseling Services

Individual Counseling

Our counseling department implements brief solution-focused counseling designed to help students establish personal goals and develop future plans. We also work to meet students' immediate counseling needs, such as conflict resolution, student mental health, family changes, etc.

Group Counseling

Our counseling office provides small group counseling on topics such as anger management, anxiety, friendship, military family, new students and others determined by student needs.


Classroom Counseling Lessons

School counselors implement a variety of classroom counseling lessons throughout the school year. Lessons focus on academic planning, career exploration and personal-social development.

Student Advocacy

Our counseling office advocates on behalf of all students. This is achieved through active communication with parents and faculty. KIDS Team is often an avenue to provide intervention to students who may need additional support. We are committed to making a difference among children, families and the community.

Outside Referrals Offered

  • Adult & Child: School-Based Services 
  • Bowen Center
  • Centerstone

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If you are a parent or guardian of a Franklin Community Schools student, you can find out more about our policies and school operations.