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Lawton, OK
Students enrolled: 330
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1 Northwest Crusader Drive
Lawton, OK 73505

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(580) 536-6885
(580) 536-5242
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July 02, 2014
We love Lawton Christian School! My husband and I love that Biblical values are structured into each class and that the class sizes are small enough for each child to get the special attention he or she deserves. We have taken our daughter there for the past five years and are extremely pleased with our daughter's academic progress and the school staff. The concern for each student and parent at Lawton Christian School is quite impressive. Although our commute to school is 25 minutes one way, it is well worth the drive. We cannot imagine our daughter going to any other school because we firmly believe that the Christian foundation that is being laid at Lawton Christian School will not be found in any other school. This school is more than a Christian school by name but each teacher and staff member we have encountered in our five years there exhibit a true love for Jesus Christ and that was very important to us. Lawton Christian School is not your typical school; it is a family. Team Weary

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2014
We were blessed to have our daughter at LCS from preschool through twelfth grade. Thanks to wonderful teachers, small class sizes, and the ample extra-curricular opportunities she had a very full and well-rounded school experience. We have the utmost respect for their faculty and staff and found that they were not only great teachers, but wonderful Christian mentors as well. If you are looking for the complete package in Christian education in Lawton, Oklahoma start by checking out LCS.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2014
I have parented three children for twelve years through LCS. Initially, I was concerned about the academic failings of the public school system and looked to Lawton Christian to better serve my children. Indeed, they began to read and started learning to print as early as Pre-K. However, I came to appreciate the Christian environment as much as the accelerated academics. My kids played basketball... actually played, which is something they probably wouldn't have done if they were in public schools because none of them were particularly gifted in sports. LCS often invited speakers specifically gifted in the art of connecting to kids and today, my kids know the Bible better than I. The high school counselor was instrumental in finding over a half a million dollars in scholarships for one daughter. (No, that's not a typo). Unfortunately, we were obliged to move across the country to an area known for it's "liberal" perspectives before my last son graduated. His Christian education held him in good stead as he witnessed outright disrespect and considerable ungodliness at the public high school where we live. I'm truly thankful for our tenure at LCS and will forever remain so.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2014
My son has attended Lawton Christian School since the 3rd grade, he is now in the 8th grade. I love the Christian experience and education he is receiving. The teachers have a lower teacher student ratio therefore they have more time to spend with each student. They know each student personally. It is a warm loving family atmosphere, that allows the students to grow their mind, body and spirit. I cannot imagine my son attending school anywhere other thank Lawton Christian School.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2014
My 5th grade teacher sent me to detention for not raising my hand. Like seriously Not Raising My Hand. And I spent office detention and lunch detention in the office. And if your coming here the pre-k ibthink us 200-300$. Elementary 4,780-5,000 if you have two or more children that's how much.High school is 4,780-5,000. If u have three or more children that's 8,000& Up. And the principal just sits there on her computer trying to get kids in trouble. And during the 2013-2014 year the 5th grade & 6th grade teacher were trying to get you in trouble. The 5th grade teacher she made the whole class run the whole recess. 6th grade She wants everybody in trouble and she has FAVORITES. But the P.E. teacher is Like The Best. The Music teacher is strict. The Computers in fun. Art is kinda fun. But P.E. is the best. So don't send your child HERE!

- submitted by a community member
June 11, 2014
I cannot begin to tell you the love we have for LCS Pre-school. We were a little scared to send our three year old to school, but it turned out to be amazing. The administrators, teachers, and staff make it a HUGE point and priority to love and teach each child as their own. They not only have helped my son grow academically, in character, emotionally, and spiritually; but have helped and guided me to be a better parent. We love our LCS Pre-School family that we will be continuing our growth with our youngest son as well.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2014
We love this school. My son just finished his first year in K3. He is a high energy child that needs a lot of attention, so I was nervous about sending him to school at all. The teachers, and especially the principal, at Lawton Christian made me confident that my son would be fine. The small class size is a huge plus. Everyone there, not just the teachers, seem to have a great attitude and come willing to serve. They genuinely love kids and love to see them succeed. The school is very structured and they give great progress reports to let you know where your child is at developmentally. What I like best about this school is the open communication between the staff and the parents. They are never too busy to listen to your concerns and find out how they can help with any issues your child might be going through. They have been a huge blessing to our family.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2014
Lawton Christian School is more than an exceptional learning institution. It is a sanctuary for education, prayer, and worship of the true and living God. Sending our children to LCS, my husband and I know we are helping to support kingdom building ministry, which ministers to our children and influences our home. Through the tools gained at Lawton Christian school, both academically and spiritually, our children have the guaranteed potential to positively impact friends, community, and this world.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2014
Lawton Christian has been a wonderful school for my family. As my 3 children have gone on to college, they have excelled in academics, maintained their faith in Christ, and serve their respective communities in selfless ways. Thanks, LCS!

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2014
This school is not welcoming to people of all faiths and denominations. If you go in and you mention you are of another particular faith they make it very difficult to the point of discouraging you to attend. First of all, they should not even ask you what religion you are because that is discrimination from the start even before registering.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
The school has good intentions but they're top priority is honestly money. If you enroll your child you'll start seeing they ask for more and more cash for the most random things and charge you pointless fees if you chew gum or have your shirt untucked. Honestly this school is a joke you can teach your child Christian values yourself. You'll see. God bless.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
My child has been a part of Lawton Christian school for 15 years (K3 - 12th grade). He has had his faith nurtured through daily Bible classes and weekly chapels, has made lifetime friendships, and has received an accelerated academic education compared to the local public schools. Lawton Christian School has consistently produced ACT scores higher than the public school averages in all areas and the students have no difficulty getting into the college of their choosing. The faculty goes out of their way to offer helps classes when needed and make accommodations for students who need additional assistance. Allowing students to attend concurrent enrollment during the junior and senior year has been invaluable in helping guide my child toward his intended college major. I strongly recommend Lawton Christian School for families who desire a partnership in enhancing their child's Christian character development and a quality education.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2013
I went to LCS as a student from 89-94. Based on my experience, if you "just stop to check it out," then you are going there. I was wanting to shop around for schools some before deciding where to go, but the then-owner teamed up with my Mom and wouldn't let me leave until I signed up for either LCS or LCS homeschool. (He was really mean about it too. ) You might want to talk to people who go there before checking the school out - just a warning. On the positive, several things that concerned me back then have been resolved over the years. They made school spankings optional. The building where they meet now looks really nice. They have band, they have prom (I think), they have football. Points of concern - looks like they have uniforms. (No jeans, tee shirts, tennis shoes. ) They still go by the "Crusaders," which is concerning due to all the problems in the Middle East. In summary, it appears as if there have been many positive changes, but definitely talk to people first before checking it out.

- submitted by a community member
February 02, 2013
Bringing my child here was the best decision we could have made. We are just coming to this school for the 2012-2013 school year and starting in the Secondary (middle and high school) building. I suspect I would have taken this school for granted if we had not lived thru such negative experiences in the past at another school. My child has been able to learn the basics in addition to character development and scriptures. The teachers are excellent role models that really do care about their students. Yes, there have been some interpersonal complications because young teens do not always act appropriately no matter where they are. What I loved was that we were able to communicate our concerns and reach an agreement on how to handle it where we as the parent were unified with the administration of the school. My child is not only learning academics, but he's learning how to be a better person. Parental involvement is openly encouraged and welcomed.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2013
APPEARANCES SOMETIMES CAN BE DECEIVING... As parents we were looking for a Christian based school that will provide our child with an environment of respect, love and care together with education and tools to succeed as a future young adult. The sale strategy is very good but the taste after the purchase is horrible. Our child walked out of Lawton Christian with the opposite concepts to our expectations. It's sad to make the effort and pay for private education to have the same issues than at a public school or even worse. Choosing a school is a serious matter and we don't believe LCS will satisfy your needs neither your child's.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2012
We are new to Lawotn Oklahoma and is very well pleased with Lawton Christian School our son was attending a public school here in Lawton and it was a nightmare. I thank God for Lawton Christian,we have never in the least bet felt uncomfortable or have my husband & I felt as though we have. The entire staff welcomed us with open arms when we first visited the school and still does . When ever we mention that our son attends Lawton Christian we ALWAYS receive a positive response from people who have been in Lawton for years. We are please to have our son attend Lawton Christian.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2012
I have to say that the gossip mongering that goes on in this school is unrivaled. I considered sending my child to this school before St. Marys offered the High school option. Never have I witnessed a more unwelcoming group of people in my life. Also, as a bystander at a local gymnastics venue, I have heard teachers talk badly about students and fellow parents talk badly about the school itself. Lawton Christian may have accredidation NOW, but they weren't always accredited. As a Catholic, I felt very unwelcomed at Lawton Christian, however St. Marys is accepting of all faiths. If you want to teach your child snobbery, then this is the school for you. Their views are biased and the most unchristian views that I have seen.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2012
I can't say I'm very happy with LCS preschool.My child wasn't given much of a chance before he was dismissed.I was never told just how bad his behavior was or given an opportunity for correction.Four days after dismissal,after much stress and tears from my child who wanted to go to school,I finally discovered he thought school was about playing, having fun After talking with him a bit he got the message.He is now attending a different preschool that uses the same cirriculum and willing to work with me and him.They have had zero bad reports as to his behavior and are at a loss as to why he was given such a small amount of time to adjust and why I wasn't given the opportunity to find and correct the problem.This was a surprise to many of the teachers I spoke with who work in public and private schools including Christian schools. LCS is probably a fine school but as far as our experience they are not very knowledgeable on how to deal with children that don't fit the model and not really willing to work with their parents eventhough led to believe otherwise. In a nutshell my child was not cost efficient in terms of time and money when they could fill the slot with a child that 'fit'.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2012
Lawton Christian is a great school. They have taught my children great Christian values and they have an Academic program that is preparing my 3 children for college. The teachers are dedicated and the classroom sizes are small[ 15-20 students( for the 10 years that my children have attended the school).]

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2012
LCS is a diamond in the rough. The academic rigor here is unparalleled. I am so fortunate that my children attend LCS. The charater that it teaches and expects from every student, teacher and administrator. The staff models integrity evey day as it imparts knowledge to its students. It is a pleasure to walk through the halls of this school and see the learning and love that takes place in each and every classroom. Great job LCS!

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2012
First of all, Lawton Christian IS fully accredited through ACTS, and recognized as such through the State of Oklahoma. Although St. Mary's is also fully accredited, it isn't the only accredited private school in Lawton. LCS is a non-denominational Christian school with grades K3-12 and is continually striving for excellence in education. We have been attending LCS since 2000 and our oldest graduated in 2010 with a scholarship to a university. We have two other children who are now high school. All three of our children have excelled academically as well as socially. We value a Christian education and have never regretted our decision to attend LCS.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2012
My child attends this school and has done for quite some time. I do not usually look at the reviews for this school as in the past it always had a good reputation locally. I do notice that the last 3 reviews on here are very similar in content and wording also the dates appear to be in very close in sequence ???? The ONLY FULLY ACCREDITED private education in Lawton can be found at St Mary's Catholic School. Just ensure if you are thinking about this school for your child to do the research first. I wish I had enrolled my child at St Mary's (They except all faiths). They have excellent teachers that ARE qualified with teaching degrees and they have wonderful facilities. My friend's child attends St Mary's and has excelled! There does tend to be quite a lot of gossip that, goes on in this school with too many parents involved among the teaching staff. Read the reviews carefully on here as I noticed the similarities in the last 3 reviews. It is a christian school however; as a parent I would have to agree with the other previous reviews by parents there does seem to be a considerable lack of the Christian way! Compare this school with St Mary's ,you will see it is way better.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2012
We have been attending Lawton Christian Schools since 1991. Our daughter graduated in 2004 with several scholarship opportunities. Including a full scholarship to one unniversity. Previous comments have mentioned specific incidents and I wish to express my support of the core values of what LCS stands for. My family has made many sacrifices throughout the years to provide a Christian education for all three of our children. And while no school is perfect, my children have have all three received excellent educations from LCS. My last child is on her way to graduating soon. Private Christian School is not for every child, or every family, it takes commitment and loyality. LCS is an accredited school. Teachers are meeting the requirements that are necessary to keep this current. Go Crusaders!

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2012
I have two children, one who graduated from LCS with a full college scholarship, and the other who has attended since preschool and is now in high school. LCS provides an education that includes a challenging academic program in addition to building Christian character. It is an accredited school and the teachers have degrees and are certified to teach, contrary to what some people might think. The teachers at Lawton Christian do an outstanding job of educating students, praying for and supporting students and their families, and going above and beyond in their efforts each day. Additionally, as a parent, I am glad to know that there is an acceptance process which students must go through before enrolling in the school. While no school is perfect, I would have to say that the positives you will find at LCS will WITHOUT A DOUBT outweigh any negatives there might be. I highly recommend Lawton Christian School.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2012
My daughter transitioned from a public school to Lawton Christian School in 6th grade. She is now a Sophomore at LCS. She and one of her fellow classmates sat for their first ACT exam in December. My daughter made a 25! Her friend made a 24! Outstanding challenging academics exist at LCS. Many students have graduated with a 30 to 32 on their ACT exam. LCS was accredited in 2009 with the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools. The accreditation approval requires that all LCS teachers have a college degree, or be on a 5 year plan to attain it. ALL 1st through 12th grade LCS teachers have a degree and only 1 is on a five year plan. The LCS accreditation is recognized by the State of Oklahoma. I am very grateful that this private school is a Christian private school, but it is not a church, it is a school. As other private schools, they do have an acceptance process for students. It is very thorough. As a parent of an LCS student, I appreciate this process. There are no perfect schools. I take recommendations seriously and I make sure I have the facts. I would highly recommend Lawton Christian School for your child!

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2012
Academics gone down hill! Same as last review ..if you like your child to recite religious verses over academic achievement then this will be the right fit for you! This school once had a good reputation but,has declined over the last couple of years. If you are parents used to paying for private education on the East coast (Virginia) then you will find you are paying for teachers that ,do not have any formal educational qualifications. NONE! Think further before enrolling in this school and check out St Mary's (Private) or the better public schools! You will be wasting your money on this school !

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2012
LCS has a good christian environment. Our Children attended for two years and if your educational priorities include having your child proficient at reciting scripture or learning to pray, LCS will be a good fit. We began having concerns about the academics when we learned that Christain schools are not required to have certified teachers or even have degrees. The final straw was when we learned a certain child was admitted to LCS who was not allowed to return to public schools because of his behavior issues and when this behavior continued in my childs classroom, LCS's solution was to move him to a different class. When we first transfered them to Lawton Public Schools they struggled at first academically. However, they are now thriving and we are very pleased with Almor West's teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2011
I called this morning because my child had an issue and trying to move on with his life. He has lost his way and is trying to come back. I call this school and explained my situation which is very servious and I pretty much was told we were not welcome. That is not very Christian, I thought a Christian is about helping, healing, and about hard work. My son gets great grades that is the worst part about this. I do not recommend this school due to the fact that this situation is not Christian like. The lady that answered the phone could not explain why he couldn't go there and then ended up hanging up on me.

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2009
I have had children in school at LCS for the last 10 years. It is a wonderful school with caring, knowledgable, and excellent teachers. The curriculum is definitely challenging and the school's test scores are routinely higher than any public school around. LCS has graduates that have gone on to Columbia University, West Point, Air Force Academy and many other fine Universities. They are definitely preparing their students to excell in college and in life! Thanks LCS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 16, 2009
This is school is horrible. I would not reccommend sending your child here. The students are rude and do not act like christians. The teachers try to enforce their opinions and beliefs on the students. Furthermore, the curriculm is not challenging and the school does not offer any advanced placement or honors classes.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 18, 2008
We have been at Lawton Christian for 6 years. My children rage from 2nd-6th grade. I am completely pleased with the excellent curriculum and teaching standards at this school. My children are loved, prayed for, and taught effectively on a daily basis! I praise God for that.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2007
My children have attended Lawton Christian School since Kindergarten -- they are currently in 9th and 12th grade -- so I have almost 13 years' experience with LCS. The quality of education my children have received has been exceptional. Overall, I believe LCS to be second to none and I would recommend it to anyone seeking a Christ-centered education for their children. The teachers are careful to instill the right kind of values along with their curriculum, and have been most helpful to me, as a parent, in staying abreast of each child's progress. I love the uniforms; however, my only complaint is that it appears that the girls are favored over the boys in strictness of dress. There should be no difference as far as shirts tucked in and belts worn. Extracurricular activities are well-rounded for a small school. I appreciate everything LCS does to better the lives of children.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2007
We are an army family who relocated to Lawton. I placed my children at LCS and have not looked back. My daughter entered as a 10th grader and has since graduated and excelled in college. The environment is wonderful. My sons have both grown spiritually and academically. It is a great environment, especially for families who deal with transitions often. The faculty and staff give each student a lot of attention and concern both academically and spiritually. We have placed our children in countless schools and this one is the best! Our children have the ability to excel in a safe, academically challenging, and caring environment. We love LCS!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2006
We have been with this school for 7 years. Our children are currently in 2nd-6th grade. We were happy and pleased in the lower grades. For 6th grade and above, we feel that the teachers have not been adequate. The Christian environment is great! But we have experienced some non-Christian behavior from some administrators and teachers. The children at this school are wonderful kids! They are very well behaved and sweet kids. However, the school tends to go over-board sometimes with strictness. This has been bad on moral for the kids this year. The science curriculum is currently weak. The sports program is weak. There are many parents who are taking their kids elsewhere next year. Hopefully, LCS will clean up their act and restore their reputation.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2006
After living many places and my children attending many 'good' schools, I have to say that LCS is the best! The quality of teaching was second to none. My children both went from bottom of the class to excelling in all subjects. I was afraid of them being pushed too much, but neither one felt that the work was beyond their capabilities. They are now way ahead of their peers - this from two children who were once considered special needs. The tuition is very reasonable - especially when you consider the small class sizes. Don't miss out on the best school your children could ever attend!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2004
This is an excellent school in many ways. The curriculum is sound; the children are consistently above grade level in reading, math, and science when compared with their local public school counterparts. All this in addition to a program that emphasizes a love for Christ and others, respect, honor for parents and teachers, and personal responsibility. The class sizes are ideal, and the amount of personal attention shown to each student is wonderful. I have been very pleased with this school's program for both my children, and plan for them to attend throughout high school.

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Lawton Christian School
1 Northwest Crusader Drive, Lawton, OK  73505
(580) 536-6885
Last modified Lawton Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Lawton Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top