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Redeemer Lutheran School

Private | PK-8 | 503 students

RLS is best known for Whole Child Development in a Loving Environment.

 

Living in Austin

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $249,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $950.

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 8 ratings

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Posted June 29, 2014

I attended Redeemer for 11 years. The education was AMAZING! The 7th grade lit class changed my life and set me on a course to graduate from high school with 45 college credit hours, because that class gave me the foundation to think deeply about myself and others, which would later put me on a path to pursuing my passions (balanced with wisdom of course). Now I am married and have an infant. When it is time for him to attend pre-school you can bet that he will be attending Redeemer!


Posted June 13, 2014

RLS has been such a amazing experience for my two children. The teachers LOVE these children as if they were their own. Last year was hard, one of our children was diagnosed with a learning disability but the staff at RLS helped us and stood by our side to help figure out every step we needed to take. Now I'm happy to say, that same child is now excelling beyond belief and it is all due to the love and support of the teachers and staff. God is the center of all things at RLS and it shows! They go above and beyond in every aspect!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2014

We have two kids at Redeemer, and we have had an amazing experience! The kids learn so much--not just academics, but about love, character and God. So glad we found Redeemer, and my kids have had such a good start to life!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2014

Redeemer Lutheran is an extraordinary environment to challenge and support academic, intellectual, social, and spiritual growth of Pre-K through 8th grade students. The teachers and staff encourage and genuinely care for not only the students, but for their families as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2014

We have been at Redeemer for six years and absolutely love it. Although the academics are outstanding and the students get a variety of experiences each day including science, PE, music, art, technology, and Spanish, the main reason we love her Redeemer is the sense of community we feel here. The teachers genuinely care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2013

My child has been at Redeemer for the past 2 years and loves it! Everyone was so welcoming and made her feel right at home. She looks forward to school and loves the small, community feel it has. I love the idea that she can stay in the same school through 8th grade. They are building a new private high school so may keep her with her friends and stay through high school. So happy we found this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2013

Love our school! The teachers and staff really care about our students and the value of education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2013

The school is amazing. My son hates to miss a day of school. We have the academics are grat and they also focus on having well rounded children. I would highly recommend especially if your child has speech or other issues because they are very open. Parents are great too. Ask for a tour!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2013

Redeemer is an excellent place to receive a quality education for your child. My family is very impressed with: Teacher involvement, parent support of the students and the overall knowledge my child gains each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2011

My kids love Redeemer Lutheran School. We have attended preschool, elementary, and middle school and have been very happy with the teachers, curriculum, and the loving Christian environment. In my experience with public school, and this private school, I would hands down pick this private school. I know a few families that left Redeemer to go to public schools and they came back to Redeemer because you just can't beat the education they get at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2011

My daughter has attended Redeemer for middle school and we have been very pleased with both the academic rigor and the caring atmosphere at the school. The teachers and administration take a genuine interest in the students as individuals and there is healthy collaboration among teachers. My daughter had lost interest in reading prior to attending Redeemer. Now she loves to read and has even mentioned an interest in becoming a librarian.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

I have two kids who both love Redeemer. There are a lot of opportunities offered that they didn't receive at their last school. We also love the family environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2011

Poor school. The principal is very immature and not objective. Sad for the teachers who do try.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2011

My two kids love Redeemer! My family considers Redeemer a home, not just a school! The atmosphere is very loving and supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2011

There is a major problem with bullying at this school that has driven several families away. The principal refuses to step in when the teacher won't handle it. There are teachers who are not qualified to teach, and very little has been done about it. Academics are average. Three families I know who left due to bullying issues at the school are thrilled with their public school choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2011

Some teachers are good but the bad ones are left to continue to teach there year after year. Eventhough their issues are brought to the principals attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

My wife attended Redeemer and now our three children go there. Redeemer has perfected the balance between academic excellence and Christian character. I know that my children are being challenged academically while being loved and cherished. A true gem and a blessing to the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2010

I have had my two boys at Redeemer for the past 4 years and we have been very happy. The campus is full of happy staff members, teachers who love your children, and parents who care. The playground is exceptional, the daily religion and the strong academics make Redeemer a great place for my boys and our family as a whole.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

I have two elementary age children attending Redeemer. I am very happy with the education my children are receiving and the experiences they are having at school. I feel like they are safe and cared for, they are excited about learning and are exposed to so many unique opportunities for hands on learning. The outside areas of the campus are often used as a hands-on science classroom, community members such as authors, scientists and community workers are encouraged, and each year the children go on a wide variety of field trips from farms to landfills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

I give 2 stars my son went there from k-5 grade the teacher quality from 3rd grade up is poor with the exception of 5 th grade, the principal is not willing to work with parents and dose not take responsibility for anything that goes on there with their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 31%
Hispanic 13% 51%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Black 4% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Accelerate Reader Elite School (2010)
  • Premier Green Ribbon School (2010)
  • ITBS Top 5% of Schools Naionally (2010)

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

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Andy Benscoter
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • abenscoter@redeemer.net
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)
Associations
  • LSAC
  • NLSA
Fax number
  • (512) 459-6779

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Hands-On Learning
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
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
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
  • National Honor Society
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • We provide a strong a academic program which prepares students for the world beyond elementary and middle school. Our graduates have a superb reputation at area high schools. We rank in the top 5%of schools according to a nationally normed test (Iowa Test of Basic Skills). We have had 6 students finish in the top 2 of area public high schools in the last 15 years.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
500
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
550

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$0 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Concordia High School
Anderson High Scool
McCallum High School
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1500 West Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757
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Phone: (512) 451-6478

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