Lafayette School Corporation

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Lafayette School Corporation
Type and location
Type Public
Motto Pursuing excellence one student at a time
Grades K-12
Region Indiana
Country US
Location Tippecanoe County, Indiana
District information
President Rebecca Sprague
Vice-president Kay A. Walton
Schools 10
NCES District ID 1805400[1]
Other information
Website www.lsc.k12.in.us

The Lafayette School Corporation administers one high school, two middle schools and seven elementary schools in Lafayette, Indiana. Its administrative offices are at 2300 Cason Street in Lafayette, Indiana.

History of the Lafayette School Corporation[edit]

Originally known as the School City of Lafayette, the district became the Lafayette School Corporation on January 1, 1963. Its superintendents have included:

  • A. J. Vawter, 1855–1863
  • J. W. Molière, 1863–1867
  • Jacob Merrill, 1867–1890
  • Edward Ayres, 1890–1902
  • Russell Bedgood, 1902–1904
  • Robert F. Hight, 1904–1921
  • D. W. Horton, 1921–1923
  • A. E. Highley, 1923–1932
  • Morris E. McCarty, 1932–1947
  • Aaron T. Lindley, 1947–1952
  • Dr. J. Russell Hiatt, 1952

The district's current (2007) superintendent is Dr. Edward Eiler.

Lafayette's school system has built a reputation for extracurricular programs, especially its band, choral, and visual arts programs. The Marching Bronchos, under the direction of Thomas W. Barker, Jr., have qualified for ISSMA State Marching Band Finals seven times since 1983 and have performed in Hollywood, Philadelphia, Orlando, and Hawaii. The wind ensemble has consistently qualified for ISSMA State Concert Band Finals since 2001. The concert choir, Varsity Singers, under the direction of Jeff Vallier and John Satterfield, has consistently qualified for ISSMA State Concert Choir Finals since 1994, receiving second-place honors three times. The show choir The First Edition is nationally known, including performances in Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, Nashville, Washington D.C., Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, Europe, Mexico, and the Bahamas, and has been recognized on four occasions since 1990 by the Indiana General Assembly for outstanding achievements in musical performance and community contributions. Students in the visual arts program consistently take top honors at state and national level competitions.

Board of School Trustees[edit]

Current members of the elected non-partisan Board of School Trustees of the Lafayette School Corporation include:

  • President of the Board. Rebecca Sprague -District Six.
  • Vice President of the Board. Kay A. Walton -District Five.
  • Secretary of the Board. Brian Wagner -District Four.
  • Member of the Board. David R. Moulton -District One.
  • Member of the Board. Robert Stwalley -District Two.
  • Member of the Board. Greg L. Eller -District Three.
  • Member of the Board. Stephen Bultinck - District Seven.

All regular meetings of the Board of School Trustees of the Lafayette School Corporation are held at the Hiatt Administration Center located at 2300 Cason St. in Lafayette, Indiana on the second Monday of each month at 7:00pm.

Schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Lafayette Sunnyside Middle School [2]
  • Lafayette Tecumseh Junior High School [3]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Earhart Elementary School [4]
  • Edgelea Elementary School [5]
  • Glen Acres Elementary School [6]
  • Miami Elementary School [7]
  • Miller Elementary School [8]
  • Murdock Elementary School [9]
  • Vinton Elementary School [10]

2006-2008 school years[edit]

In August 2006 Lafayette Tecumseh Junior High School (formerly Tecumseh Middle School) was renamed, and assigned to serve all 7th and 8th grade students in the LSC. Lafayette Sunnyside Middle School will take all 5th and 6th grade students by 2010.

References[edit]

  • Cecil S. Webb, Historical Growth of the Schools of Lafayette, Indiana, Lafayette School Corporation, 1972.

External links[edit]