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Trinity Lutheran School

Private | PK-8 | 210 students

 

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Posted March 14, 2014

Trinity is a great school my grandaugthers are blessed to attend there, They have learned sign language, my 2 year old granddaugther can do some sign language it is incrediable. Not only does Trinity teach academics it teaches about the Lord!! Wonderful School!!


Posted October 5, 2009

Trinity is a fabulous school, the faculty and staff go above and beyond to provide the best education for the students!! Trinity School is the best on the Eastside!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I love TLS because they are family. All 4 of my children have gone here, played sports here, survived a tornado while at school (which resulted in the most beautiful double rainbow I have ever seen!) made many friends here.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

The teachers and staff go beyond the call!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We love Trinity Lutheran for many reasons, too many to list. The teachers are awesome, they have a wonderful Principal who personally greets every child in the morning (and he knows each childs name) and Pastor gives 110% to the kids and the Trinity families. Our children get a good christian education while learning great values and morals. Our kids are happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

It's nice to be able to send my children to school knowing they are not only given the opportunity to excel in the reading, sciences, math, and writing. They are also learning about God, good morals, and respect for our country. Trinity is a very family oriented school, honestly I wouldn't dream of sending my children anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

Trinity is just another extension of what I would consider our family and close friends. The teachers have always been concerning, loving, while keeping a focus on strong academic learning; touching on all types of learning. My youngest child also has had speech on the side and I can see much improvement not only in his speech, but also his confidence. I think there are always going to be hurdles in any school, but I think Trinity provides a wonderful facility to call school. Check out our school, it rocks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

Trinity is a wonderful family oriented school where there is faith, compassion & achievement in a Christ centered environment. I love it! My children are very happy and I can't say enough good things about the school, teachers and academics. Our family has been very blessed by all of the wonderful things that Trinity provides for our children. You would be blessed too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

Trinity Lutheran School is a small school with a huge heart! The faculty and staff is focused on loving, encouraging, nuturing and educating preschool - 8th grade children in a Christ centered environment. The principal makes a point to greet every child as they enter the school each day, and he knows each and every one of them by name. The faculty is energetic and eager to challenge every student to grow in knowledge and faith. I have had 2 children go through Trinity in the past 12 years, and I wouldn't have done it any differently.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

Trinity is a great school academically. I love it for the one on one attention my children get from their teachers because the class sizes are smaller. The greatest benefit is that they get to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ our Lord.
—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.

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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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%

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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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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67%

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Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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42%

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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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
61%

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Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

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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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
80%

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2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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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.

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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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of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
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

Below Average


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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 63% 74%
Black 1 20% 12%
Multiracial 1 14% 4%
Hispanic 1 2% 7%
American Indian 1 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2 N/A 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1 0% N/A
Source: Manually entered by school official
Source: 2 IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/AN/A
English learners 0%N/AN/A
Special education 7%N/AN/A
Source: Manually entered by school official

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

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
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:20 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr Joel Rolf
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • Infant
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Lutheran church - missouri synod
Fax number
  • (317) 897-5277

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • 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)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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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
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Blue, White
School mascot
  • Trojan
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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
218
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
220

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$1000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Application fee
Yes. $100.
No fee waivers available

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Lutheran High School of Indianapolis
Warren Central High School
New Palestine
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8540 East 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219
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Phone: (317) 897-0243

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