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Lafayette Christian School

Private | PK-8 | 315 students

We are best known for Excellence in Education, Centered in Christ.
 
 

 
 

Living in Lafayette

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $71,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $700.

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5 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted November 20, 2013

The teachers are engaged and caring. If you want great academics and a Christ centered environment, this is the school for you. We enjoy the "homey" atmosphere and the involvement of all the parents. If parents don't want to volunteer and be part of the school, they may not enjoy LCS. Youth will be prepared to go into local High Schools and be a light for Christ when they finish here. If you worry about your child's academics, then get them in this school for Kindergarten through Eighth grade. Engaged, caring, supportive, and a Christ centered environment!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2012

We LOVE Lafayette Christian School for so many reasons! The individualized attention that each child receives is phenomenal and made possible by the small class sizes. It is so comforting to leave my child in a place where the teachers pick up where we left off when we drop her off. She is getting a fantastic academic education, which is built on a foundation of God's Word. I like that she has memorized so many Bible verses, but I LOVE that she applies it to her life at home. I really appreciate how much the teachers and administration encourage parent envolvement...it is truly a community on it's own. I can't recommend this school highly enough!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2012

We love Lafayette Christian School! The teachers take the time to know the kids and provide them with the education they specifically need to move past where they started from. Our 3 kids have all grown both spiritually and intellectually.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

I think this is one of the best school in town
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2008

I am a current graduate of LCS and I believe their teahers care so much about their students. I as definatly prepared to go onto HS
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2008

Both our kids have attended LCS since pre-school (...and are still students there.)It has been a wonderful experience both academically, spiritually and socially. It's a place where it is cool to be smart, but there are also great programs for those who struggle...including an Essentials Learning Lab, GLASS Programs, Dyslexia Institute plus extra time from teachers when needed. The staff is outstanding and very accessible and has my child's best interests at heart...without a doubt. Spiritually, each class is taught from a Biblical perspective without including denomination-specific doctrine. Each day begins and ends with prayer and weekly chapels are attended by everyone. Once each month chapel is conducted by one of the grades...it is neat to see the insights of God's children in this venue. Socially, my kids have made great friends and I know that their interactions are monitored so that they can develop Christian behaviors in this area as well...plus we, as parents, have made wonderful friendships by being able to involve ourselves in the various school activities as well. If you are considering a Christian education for your child, you need to stop by and observe all the great things happening at LCS...you won't be disappointed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

Lafayette Christian School is an outstanding school. Academically it is the best overall in the county and one of the best in the state. The music program wins the top awards at competition every year. A variety of sports and other extra-curricular are offered and are also excellent. The teachers are especially exceptional. It is a parent-run school which lends to its family feel. Lafayette Christian fulfills it's motto: Excellence in Education; Centered in Christ.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2004

We have sent all 3 of our children to LCS and 1 is still attending. It's great to have a learning enviroment with educational excellance,in a spiritual atomsphere. Our school has produced many valeditorians in H. S. as well as well balenced mature young people in the community. The teachers are incredible. Their dedication and care to our students is un rivaled. The networking of this parent run school is awesome. We really didn't see the impact until our boys went to public H.S. It has been well worth the money and time we have invested in helping at the school. We wholeheartily endorse this school to anyone considering a private education for their children in the Lafayette area.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

41 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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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92%

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100%

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91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
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94%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
100%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
67%
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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55%
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25%
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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 94% 74%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian N/A 0%
Black 0% 12%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
English learners 1%N/AN/A
Special education 3%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/AN/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Exemplary Status from the State of Indiana (2013)
  • Exemplay Status from the state of Indiana (2012)
  • Exemplary Status from the state of Indiana (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
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
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Health & athletics

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr Ken Goff
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Reformed
Associations
  • CSI
Fax number
  • (765) 448-1850

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Christian Worldview
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Honors track
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • 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
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

Photos

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
  • Monitor the playground
  • 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
  • Red, White
School mascot
  • Knights
More from this school
  • Lafayette Christian School students represent over 50 different churches in the Greater Lafayette area, and LCS is directed by parent elected school board.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits
Application fee
Yes. $50.
No fee waivers available

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Public High School
Private High School
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525 North 26th Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
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Phone: (765) 447-3052

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