Details overview

Hours 08:50 AM - 03:45 PM
School leader Kathryn Luessow
District M S D Lawrence Township
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code None
Schedule Block scheduling
Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
Magnet
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Fall Creek Valley envisions providing a safe and secure learning environment in which early adolescent children can grow and flourish intellectually, socially, and physically. Through partnerships with parents, community members, elementary schools, and high schools, Fall Creek Valley strives to provide research-based strategies and rigorous instruction to meet the unique developmental needs of middle level students.
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
Instructional / curriculum models used Gifted / High performing
Project-based
Standards-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Classes

4
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
4
Music
including: Band
2
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Jazz band
Orchestra
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Poetry
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught French
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Spanish

Support

14
Facilities
including: Outdoor learning lab
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
College / career center
Computer lab
Gym
Industrial shop
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Special education program details The Department of Exceptional Learners assists students in receiving the resources they need to be successful in school. These resources include implementation of the use of research based practices that are individualized, appropriate, legally compliant and fiscally sound. These resources and interventions meet the student's social and instructional needs and will positively support and guide the student for successful transition to high school.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Self-contained classroom
Special education resource room
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Deafness
Developmental delay
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Cognitive disability
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Visual impairment, including blindness
Other health impairment
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
English Language Learner program details The MSD Lawrence Township Schools ENL program is committed to educational advancement of its ENL students both academically and socially in English, while honoring their rich heritage of language and culture.
English Language Learner programs Dual language programs
Integrated group classrooms
Push-in model
Self-contained ELL classrooms
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 42% 12%
White 33% 72%
Hispanic 15% 10%
Multiracial 7% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 9% 5%
Special education 12% 14%
Female 49% 51%
Male 49% 51%
N/A 51% 49%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 46%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

9
Girls Sports
including: PE classes
10
Boys Sports
including: Track
14
Clubs
including: Technology club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
PE classes
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Football
PE classes
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Wrestling
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Community service
Dance club
Drama club
Game club
Math club
Recycling club
Robotics club
Science club
Step team
Student newspaper
Technology club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
School mascot Bearcats
School colors Silver, Green
Students typically come from these schools Crestview
  Indian Creek
  Oaklandon
Students typically continue on to these schools Lawrence North High School
  Lawrence Central High School

Awards

Academic award STEM Accredited School by the Indiana Department of Education
Year received 2015

Teachers

13
Staff
including: Librarian / media specialist
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
School counselor
School psychologist
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff French
German
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner IUPUI
Partner website Http://www.iupui.edu/
Partner Butler
Partner website Http://www.butler.edu/
Partner Ball State
Partner website Http://cms.bsu.edu/
Partner Geist Orthodontics
Partner website Http://www.orthoisland.com/
Partner The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Partner website Http://www.lls.org

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details All families will go to the Welcome Center to enroll their child into MSD of Lawrence Township. The Welcome Center is located at the Lawrence Education & Community Center, 6501 Sunnyside Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236
Learn more Http://www.ltschools.org/enrollment
Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Students living in district can apply for transfer
Students living outside district can apply for transfer
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline Rolling

Sources

Student diversity IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Students by group IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013