Faith Christian School

5526 Indiana 26, Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 447-2727
8

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-12 710 students 12 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2013-2014 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
86%
96%
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78%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2013-2014 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
82%
98%
89%
92%
67%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2013-2014 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
79%
96%
86%
81%
64%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2013-2014 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
78%
90%
81%
88%
71%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2013-2014 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
76%
92%
82%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2013-2014 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
70%
86%
46%
94%
78%

End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Faith Christian School is a private high school. The principal of Faith Christian School is Mr Scott Grass, whose e-mail is sgrass@faithlafayette.org. 710 students attend Faith Christian School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 5% of the Faith Christian School students are "limited in English proficiency." 0% of the 710 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Faith Christian School is 12:1. Greater Lafayette Area Se is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% %
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% None%
Limited English proficiency 5% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I have 4 kids that go to FCS. The teachers are great and Mr. Grass in awesome!

  • (1 year ago)

    Faith is only for cookie cutter people. It's sad that a child can't and won't be accepted by Christians unless they are perfect. We had every intention of keeping our daughter in this school because of it being faith based. We didn't know while she was attending faith but she has adhd and the teacher did nothing but blame our home life on her behavior( he would call frequently asking what was going on at home because she was acting out at school) so I was so down on myself not knowing what I was doing wrong. We are NOT bad people. Her behavior just kept getting worse no matter what the effort was at home. Found out that the teacher did not have patience and yelled at my daughter frequently. That makes kids with adhd worse!! We are at a new school now and it's AMAZING! The new teacher is patient and actually was the one to help us diagnose the adhd. It's night and day. She doesn't act out at school and is on the honor roll. Bottom line of our experience with faith this place is judgemental and unaccepting.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is a student at Faith and we couldn't be more pleased with the educational experience he is receiving. The work is appropriately challenging the teachers are encouraging and supportive and the extra curricular opportunities are marvelous. Most importantly my son is learning to love God and others through the example of the FCS faculty and staff.

  • (2 years ago)

    One of the aspects of the interview process that we try to practice with prospective parents is full disclosure. We spend time going over our Statement of Faith Mission Philosophy worldview and other specific questions that parents and students may have. We do have guidelines and expectations for our students and staff and we try to consistently follow through with what is expressed in our guidelines. As one can imagine there are so many various topics events and themes to be addressed and discussed from student s viewpoints. While there may be a variety of specific issues that our students may face we do strive to address general problems and issues from a biblical perspective. We present compelling reasons from the Bible and other resources to help teach and train young people. We also understand that there are many opinions about these issues that would be counter to what God s Word teaches. We can present a variety of ideas and opinions but we ultimately have to determine what God s Word teaches about various issues. Our mission is to train young people to live effectively in God s world. We desire to see our young people in a position to be effective wherever the Lord directs them. We realize that providing teaching opportunities for young people is extremely important to their development and their future. To allow and encourage young people to develop a biblical worldview and to receive a top-notch Christ-centered education is one of the greatest blessings of being a student at Faith Christian School.

  • (2 years ago)

    Oh Faith where do I begin. They try to make everyone act the exact same and follow their exact guidelines producing what I like to call "cookie cutter Christians". They don't talk about real issues affecting teenagers and never even touch on the topics of sex drugs or alcohol. They live in their own sheltered bubble and if you don't conform to their views then you have a "heart issue". The teachers and staff our great individuals but they're just a little misguided. Enough with my rant send you're kids there if you want but they will get a very biased/one sided world view.

  • (3 years ago)

    I HATED Faith. It was the worst school i've ever attended. The judging by the teachers was completely unfair. They thought you were lower because you came from public school. I will die before I ever step foot on Faiths campus again.

  • (3 years ago)

    Before my husband and I had even planned on starting a family we had already decided that we would love to send our children to Faith based on the interaction of a few high school students that attended there. The respect that these students showed their peers and their attitude towards life school and God was outstanding!! Now that our child has been in the school for a couple of years I couldn't be more happy of our choice! It has been by far the best decision we have made for the start of child's education development!

  • (3 years ago)

    I go to Faith.... I absolutely love it... between the caring teachers who will help you spiritually at any time and the opportunities and academics given to the students. We are able to go out in the community and take what we learn and use it for God! We are around other Christian students who love the Lord. Its not a perfect school but there is no such thing as a perfect school... This school strives to mold there students to think grow and live a life glorifiying to the Lord! And i cant forget about school spirit.... we definitely have it!!!! P

  • (3 years ago)

    Faith Christian School is a special place and unlike any other in the community. Having had personal experience with both the public school system and the Catholic school system I can honestly say that Faith has so much more to offer. The culture within the school and at each school event is amazing. Everyone is held to the highest standards those of humility and treating others the way we ourselves wish to be treated. This focus is embraced by staff and is imprinted on students and parents. I have never made a better investment in the well-being of my family.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is worth every penny...and as far as I'm concerned a real bargain as far as private schools are concerned. Brought my child to Faith before middle school and it was the best move we've made. Faith not only is an excellent source of academia it helps to shape the whole person. I know I can call or email if there is a problem and it will be dealt with immediately and in a Christian manner. I thank God every day for Faith Christian!

  • (3 years ago)

    This is the best school for us in the Lafayette area! I highly encourage you to take a tour the staff is amazing. I give this a 5 rating all the way. The teachers are amazing!!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    There are many great schools. This school however focuses not on its greatness but on the greatness of God and the devotion to his Son. The academics are outstanding but this school continually stresses character development and an unwavering devotion to God and His Word! I see staff on a daily basis ministering to their students- not just teaching them! That is a rare find even in many faith-based institutions!

  • (3 years ago)

    FCS offers terrific and caring teachers! Our sons have been at the school now for 10 years. The academics are challenging and prepare them well for college. Our oldest son tested out of 15 credits when he went on to Purdue! We also liked that the other students treat each other with respect and Christian love. The school encourages students to wait on dating so the students don't feel the peer pressure to pair up until they are much older. The school encourages group activities instead. Faith has a wonderful music program. The concerts are a delight to attend. They also offer drama and art. Faith offers a large variety of sports for boys and girls and has won many championships. We would definitely send our children here again if we had to decide all over again.

  • (4 years ago)

    We enrolled our children into FCS in 2006. Withdrew them all within 2 years. Very few of the "teachers" at FCS are licensed by the state of Indiana of the 12 we asked only 1 was. We have since placed our children in the public schools here in Lafayette the academics are far better than at FCS.

  • (4 years ago)

    My children are surrounded by christian up bringing which is very important in this day and age. The academics are rated high which is also very important.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is very academically well situated. My child is in Pre-K3 and is learning so much. Best school and church I have attended.

  • (6 years ago)

    We relocated where from New Mexico 2-1/2 yrs ago and have been extremely happy with FCS's 1st thru 12th program and teachers. Our kids are loving it. If there is one thing FCS could do better that would be improve their preschool program. We were a bit disappointed. The didn't seem to challenge the kids enough. But dispite preschool program I would highly recommend the FCS without adout.

  • (8 years ago)

    Well run school. A bit over-academic for some. Staff has a great heart and works hard. A great value. Somewhat outdated dress code. Facilities are above average for a private school. Great biblical teaching.

  • (10 years ago)

    Faith Christian School (FCS) has an excellent learning atmosphere. The teachers are tireless and work well with parents on individual problems. The National test scoring of my 8 year old has increased every year since his first year there as a Kindergartener. They particularly emphasize reading and penmanship at the elementary level. There are moderate opportunities for music sports and other activities. Apart from academic performance FCS also promotes a good moral foundation for teaching and learning with emphasis on character development and good citizenry. The academic quality of the education system there is comparable to the top schools. The moral and ethics quality of the system is unmatched by any school in the public system.

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