Congratulations to the students, parents, teachers, staff and administration of West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School for being named the #1 Public High School in the State of Indiana by U.S. News and World Report for 2013. Four Star School
Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett announced today the Hoosier public schools honored with 2009 Four Star School Awards. The award is the highest State distinction and is based on student achievement, ISTEP+ assessments, and overall attendance rates. All three West Lafayette Community Schools received the award.
To earn the distinction, a school must be accredited by the Indiana State Board of Education, meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as defined by the The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), and perform in the top 25% of all the schools in the State in each of the following four areas:
student attendance rates,
mathematics proficiency scores,
English/language arts proficiency scores, and
the percent of students passing both English/language arts and mathematics.
Mission StatementIn order to prepare our students to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century, the West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School, in partnership with the community, will cultivate in our students
The academic, artistic, physical, and social growth of the individual;
A love of learning that will continue growth beyond formal education;
Respect for themselves and others;
The ability to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, societies, and cultures;
Problem-solving skills and the adaptability in thinking needed to take their places as productive members of a global society.
Vision StatementGraduates of West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School will be able to implement the skills and knowledge gained in academics and the arts (fine, practical, and physical) as productive members of our society. They will be adapatable thinkers, respecting themselves and others, ready to take their places in a rapidly changing world.
Every individual has the value and the power to make a difference.
Strength lies in diversity of race, cultures, abilities, and talents.
Critical and creative thinking skills are essential to function in today's society.
Effective use of technology is an essential tool in today's society.
In order to prepare our students to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century, the West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School, in partnership with the community, will cultivate in our students: The academic, artistic, physical, and social growth of the individual ...
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West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School Ron Shriner, Principal 1105 N. Grant St. West Lafayette, IN 47906