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Lutheran High School

Private | 9-12 | 164 students

We train Christian leaders spiritually, intellectually and physically.
 
 

 

Living in Springfield

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $198,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $780.

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Posted April 14, 2014

Lutheran High School is an excellent choice for your child's education. We chose LuHi for many reasons but most importantly, we wanted a safe and caring Christian atmosphere for our daughter to attend. Academics are top notch and we know our daughter is getting the best education we can support and provide. Class sizes are smaller and the benefit is that she gets more 1-on-1 time with her teachers and they know us by name. Lutheran High is like an extension of our family. Teachers, staff and even other student's families are very approachable and welcoming. We are very pleased with the quality Christian based education and family-like environment that our daughter receives at Lutheran High School. We highly recommend it and encourage you to learn more about LuHi.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

Lutheran High School has been the best choice I have made for my daughter. She has been there all 4 years and its been great. I teachers and staff go above and behind to help a child with there needs if its reading, math or just problems in general. I daughter had a IEP and was behind on things and know that she is graduating this May she is right up to standers and is know looking at colleges. I can't thank Lutheran high staff enough for the best 4 years of my daughters school years
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Everyone is so welcoming. they are very considerate of others. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2014

Luhi is the best. It's a college education at the high school level. Students from Luhi are better equipped and mentally prepared for college. With Christian values at the core, it's a safe, fun learning environment. I graduated there and my kids will graduate there. Tradition and respect are daily lessons for every young adult. Sports, activities, community projects and many chances to just fit in, are things students and parents will find at Luhi. Again, Luhi is the best. Alumni, Class of 89
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

We love LuHi! Students are comfortably challenged academically and are able to participate in many activities, all in an environment that keeps Christ as the focus. The small school atmosphere allows for close relationships with teachers, coaches and advisors. We are so glad our kids will grow in their education and their faith while attending Lutheran High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Lutheran High is an amazing school! The superb education offered has allowed my children to be ahead in the requirements for their grade level. However & more importantly, the staff leads all students to have the moral compass required in this life. As a parent, I have taken great comfort in knowing that the beliefs & support I want for my children will always be instilled by all who guide the students. There are not enough words to express my gratitude for the existence of this amazing school and wonderful staff. Thank you Lu-Hi!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Lutheran High School in Springfield, IL excels in overall student development (character, academics & spiritual growth.) LuHi's student body is its biggest and best asset. From seniors to freshmen, students interact with and look out for one another. Lutheran's seasoned teaching and administrative staff band together to serve as positive role models and provide an excellent college prep curriculum.. Parental involvement is very strong. All in all, LuHi is THE BEST high school choice in central Illinois!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Lutheran High School is one of the best places to work. Not only am I privileged to work with great people but the kids that I get to help every day are amazing! They love life and love God. Everyone always says LuHi is like a family and I truly believe that! Go Saders!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 8, 2014

I don't know where we would be without the caring engaged faculty and staff at Lutheran High. Daily they provide education, guidance, respect, and positive role models for my children. They have high expectations of the children both personally and acedemically and the children love exceeding their expectations. In addition to a strong faith based education for my children, they provide a place for parental involvement at what ever level you are comfortable with. Don't know of any better place to be than here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2010

My oldest son Graduated in 2010 and we loved the school! He had a great experience there and his teachers were always willing to work with him when needed. He was not an academic over -achiever and struggled in some areas, but his teachers always supported him in his areas of weakness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2009

My older son went to Springfield High but my younger son goes to Lutheran. Both are good schools however Lutheran is better for the quiet kid who would get lost and overlooked at a larger school. Also, I found that the teachers are wonderful and are willing to help and do what it takes so every kid learns. The kids are polite.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2008

As an alumuni and a parent of a current student, I would highly recommend this school for a christ centered education with caring faculty
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

I am currently a student at Lu-Hi, and I absolutely love it. The faculty and staff are very personable, and willing to help any student that is struggling. My peers are wonderful. The one thing that sticks out at this school compared to other schools I have attended is that it is not 'clique-y' like many high schools are. People are widely accepted for who they are.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2004

Our daughter attended LHS for four years. The caring atmosphere is one of the things that really comes to mind first. The quality of courses offered prepared her well for college, especially the writing and reports that were part of many courses. There is an undercurrent of self disipline and planning that is taught by example also. Students have a wide variety of extraciricular activities to choose from and are encouraged by staff and other students to join in. I was constantly amazed that my daughter and her friends had time to do any school work with all the things they were involved in. The best tesimonial I guess is that my second daughter is now attending, and is blooming in the LHS environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

Lutheran High School helped me to keep the homework done and helped my son be more responsible! (without the home arguements)
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 51%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 1% 18%
Hispanic 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school area Lutheran elementary schools
Springfield Christian
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 44% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 54% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 1% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 1% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Lincoln Land Community College
Benedictine University
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff German
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Poetry

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • SADD

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Steve Zielke
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Lutheran church - missouri synod
Fax number
  • (217) 546-6489

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Indoor Rock Climbing
  • National Honor Society
  • SADD
  • Spiritual Life Committee
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Our Mission Statement: Empowered by God, Lutheran High School builds a Christ-centered family to equip students spiritually, intellectually and physically for service to God and society. Lutheran High School is a college preparatory school, owned and operated by seven Lutheran churches in the greater Springfield area. LuHi is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education, the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation and recognized by the IHSA and National Honor Society.
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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
56
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
56
Students typically come from these schools
area Lutheran elementary schools
Springfield Christian

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$5000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Lincoln Land Community College
Benedictine University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 44%
4 year college - 54%
Vocational - 1%
Workforce - 1%
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3500 W Washington St
Springfield, IL 62711
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Phone: (217) 546-6363

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