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Lutheran School Association

Private | K-12 | 532 students


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $82,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $610.

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Posted April 19, 2010

My daughter is in kindergarden and truly loves her school. She is learning a great and also learning about God. LSA is truly a blessing here in Decatur.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 15, 2010

Great school.. Sports are wonderful plus excellent acedemics.
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Posted March 15, 2010

Our three children love the LSA. The academic excellence is in addition to the Christian values provided.
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Posted November 9, 2009

I belive in a good christian education along with a great acadimic one for the future aspect. I am a prior student at St.t i belive you should go there if you want a better education and a understanding of Christian values. I have to give it up to Miss. Jan Bryant she is a amazing teacher and I would not be were I am without her. She is the soul reason i gave this school 2 stars.
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Posted September 16, 2009

this is the best school in decatur. The kida get a great christian education while at the same time learning great academics. The students respect the teachers and the teachers put the students first. They go the extra mile with all the kids. It's great to have a school where they can openly discuss their faith and have teacher/parent support.
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Posted September 16, 2009

The children are well behaved and dressed very neatly. They learn well above their grade level. They may use God in the school and learn about him.

Posted September 18, 2007

I am very happy with the education my son is receiving at LSA. The teachers are helpful and have excellent communication with the parents. My son has made many friends and really enjoys the school. Mrs. Dippel the Principal takes an active part in student activities and shows a real genuine intrest in seeing her students be successful. When you take your tour at LSA you can see God is doing wonderful things for and through the students and staff!
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 51%
Black 8% 18%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 24%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Kyle Karsten
  • Coed
  • Lutheran church - missouri synod


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  • Library
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2001 East Mound Road
Decatur, IL 62526
Phone: (217) 233-2001


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