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Lawrence Central High School
  • Public
  • INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade B minus
  4. College Prep
    grade B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B minus
  7. Administration
    grade B
  8. Sports
    grade A
  9. Food
    grade B minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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7300 E 56TH ST
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46226
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From Lawrence Central High School

Dear Lawrence Central Visitor:

Welcome to the home of the Lawrence Central Bears - a comprehensive high school with the mission of serving the needs of a diverse population. This diversity is one of the qualities that makes Lawrence Central a great environment for learning.

The rich academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs; the quality support of the community; and a caring and highly professional staff are among the many characteristics of Lawrence Central that creates an atmosphere that promotes success for all. Our district motto of Achievement, Integrity and Service guides our behavior in a “knowledge work” organization.

Please enjoy your visit on the web and feel free to visit or call if we can be of service to you.

Sincerely,
Franklyn Bush
Principal

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1070
445 responses
Average ACT
23
147 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

The Pride of 56th St.

At LC, we are proud that our academic and extra-curricular opportunities are as rich and diverse as our student body. Award winning programs abound, not only for the academically gifted, but also for those with gifts in the performing arts, journalism, speech and debate, the arts and athletics. Our classrooms strive to match the intellectual, behavioral and social needs of all students.

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Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$56,819
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$903
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$148,700
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
53%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 62 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 62 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 119 responses
  • Football Games
    30%
  • Rival sport events
    22%
  • Spirit week
    12%
  • Performing Arts events
    10%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Spirt day our school come up with good ideas
    5%
  • We don't have any
    4%

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Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,310
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 66 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 66 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 66 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
No data available  
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.9%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 87 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 87 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 87 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,632 / year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 90 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 90 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 90 responses

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