Welcome to Clifford Pierce Middle School, home of Merrillville Community Planetarium!
Pierce Middle School houses all of the seventh and eighth grade students in the Merrillville Community School Corporation. Pierce, including the Planetarium, underwent an extensive renovation from 1997-1999.
Pierce is the oldest building still in use in the Merrillville Schools. Originally constructed in the late 1920's, the building was once Merrillville High School. Since then, the building has undergone many renovations. During a renovation in 1972-1973, the Planetarium was added to the building.