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Elkhart Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 470 students

Quality Christ-based education that Prepares Students for Life.

 
 

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Posted February 14, 2014

My daughter is attending Elkhart Christian Academy for the first year as a sophomore. It has been the best change we could have made! The office staff, administration and teachers are all very professional and dedicated and many have been there for numerous years, the school offers advanced placement courses, and the parents and students were welcoming. It was the BEST MOVE we ever made!!! Thank you Elkhart Christian Academy!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

I can't say enough good things about this school. This will be my oldest's 6th year here and each year has been wonderful for him. Academically challenging, great teachers, wonderful families. The small class sizes are really nice. They have time for music, computer, extra recesses sometimes, library, art. The faculty and staff's commitment to the students academic, social, and spiritual growth is phenomenal, from preschool through graduation. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2012

Elkhart christian academy is the best school around. The teachers care about the students, and do an incredible job. I am so impressed with the staff, and everything about this school. I highly recommend E.C.A. to anyone who wants the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2010

I went to this school from kindergarten through the beginning of my senior year. They challenge you. Its about more than just showing up to class. I didn't always appreciate what they did for me at the time, but looking back on it I am extremely thankful. Some of the best adult role models I have ever known were some of my teachers at Elkhart Christian Academy. From my experience you could not find a better school anywhere in the area to send your children to.


Posted January 19, 2010

My daughter is currently attending ECA as a kindergarten student. My wife and I have been very impressed with this school from day one. This is my daughter's second year and she loves it. As a pastor, I must say that I was skeptical about what my daughter would be taught from a Spiritual standpoint. However, I must say that I am amazed at how much ECA is able to teach the students not only the word of God but how to have a true relationship with God. I am VERY impressed! and could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

If you want personable & great teachers..This is the school to go to! Yes it has flaws like a much needed attention to the athletic department, and possibly a few more language and art classes, but what school doesn't have it's struggles? Overall though, this is a good school and I would highly recommend it to any student thinking about attending this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

Part of our decision in moving to Elkhart in June of '99 was finding an excellent Christian school where our two sons could graduate. Hands down, EBCS was the school most recommended by all to whom we spoke. They have since graduated and gone on to a post-secondary education, firmly grounded in the Bible and seeing life through a Biblical worldview. The faculty, staff and Board are are striving for excellence and accept nothing less! It is really a place where education is 'impacting hearts!'


Posted February 23, 2004

The overall experience at EBCS has been nothing but positive for my daughter. She started there 3 years ago as having no self confidence and feeling like a failure. Her experience with the teachers, curriculum, students, and religious input have helped her to grow in leaps & bounds in all areas of her life. Because of the excellent schooling she received at EBCS she was accepted into an elite program at Purdue where there were 160 applicants & only 30 were accepted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2003

Because of the teachers, the other students and families of the other students, our son is receiving a great High School educational experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 85% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 74% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
57%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

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55%
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25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

92%

Average SAT score

550

Graduation rate

94.9%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of graduates taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Starting College

How many graduates from this school ...


Enroll in college immediately after high school graduation

This school

 
 
70%

State Average

 
 
64%
Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 74%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 12%
American Indian 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 0%N/AN/A
Special education 6%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:15 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs Sue Alberts
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Baptist
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (574) 293-3238

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Direct instruction
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • 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
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • purple, white
School mascot
  • Eagle
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$1000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Application fee
Yes

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
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25943 County Road 22
Elkhart, IN 46517
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Phone: (574) 293-1609

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