At Lawrence North High School, academic and extra-curricular opportunities are as rich and diverse as the student body. Award winning programs abound, with classrooms striving to meet the needs of all students through varied instructional pathways and strategies.
Address: 7802 Hague Road, Indianapolis, 46256
Phone: (317) 964-7700
Academic Profile: CLICK HERE
Open House Date: Virtual Tour: November 12, 6-8:30 pm; In-person Tour: November 5, 6-8 pm.
Q&A with Lawrence North High School:
What makes Lawrence North unique?
Lawrence North is a public high school in the MSD of Lawrence Township serving approximately 2,500 students in northeast Indianapolis. At Lawrence North:
– Students with diverse backgrounds, interests, talents, and goals belong to the same school community without compromising individuality and uniqueness
– Differences are celebrated and respected in a welcoming environment
– Rich programming for all ability levels and aspirations empowers everyone to reach their potential
– Life skills such as cross-cultural collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, effective community, and empathy are valued like test scores
– Achieving academic personal best and developing into well rounded future leaders defines excellence
– Ninth grade students attend a dedicated freshmen “school” within the high school to facilitate a smooth transition to high school.
What is Lawrence North’s age/grade range?
Lawrence North High School serves students in grades nine through twelve.
What is your enrollment policy? Are there any key dates parents should be aware of?
Enrollment is open at Lawrence North High School and the school serves approximately 2,500 students.
What are the standard school day hours?
School hours are 8:50 AM – 3:40 PM.
Does Lawrence North offer afterschool activities?
Lawrence North High School boasts robust extracurricular opportunities available to all students. Lawrence North offers participation in all IHSAA sanctioned sports and some additional club sports, including Lacrosse and swimming. Lawrence North has a nationally ranked marching band in our Marching Pride of Lawrence Township as well as numerous choral, orchestral, dance, and other performing art ensembles/teams. Through these extracurricular activities students gain valuable experience that they carry with them through high school, college, and beyond.
In addition to our award winning performing arts and athletics programs, Lawrence North offers numerous opportunities for students to be involved in the school community. Through the student council, Best Buddies, Key Club, LN Dance Marathon, and other clubs, students gain experience by participating in and leading different student organizations.
Is there a uniform or dress code?
Students at Lawrence North High School do not wear a uniform.
How many children attend the school? How many students are in the average classroom?
Enrollment at Lawrence North High School is approximately 2,500 students. Class sizes vary depending on course type and subject matter.
Lawrence North High School aims to keep class sizes low by offering a variety of course options at both the Lawrence Central and Lawrence North campuses, as well as great opportunities for career and technical education through the McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology.
Does Lawrence North have a homework policy?
Homework is subject matter dependent, and is generally consistent across a curricular department. Students should expect to be assigned homework. Many students build in a study hall period to allow time for additional support or homework completion.
Does Lawrence North offer support for students with special needs?
Lawrence North High School has a comprehensive program for exceptional learners. Programming promotes the integration of students with disabilities into the district initiatives of the project approach, response to instruction and cultural competency. Every student has accessible schools, educational supports and services including assistive technology to enable the students, their parents and staff to become positive advocates in developing an appropriate educational plan.
What specialty classes / extracurricular activities does Lawrence North offer?
Available to all students at Lawrence North High School, the McKenzie Center for Innovation & Technology (MCIT) offers electives featuring state-of-the-art equipment and materials in the classrooms and labs. Offering 15 national certifications, MCIT embraces rigorous academic programs and diverse technological career courses, which prepare its college and career-bound students for post-secondary education, military service, workplace entry, or advanced technical training in a variety of business, medical, and industrial fields. MCIT is also the home of the state and national award-winning Team 1024 Kil-A-Bytes Robotics Team. LINK TO MCIT WEBSITE.
Recognized as a “Best Community for Music Education,” by the National Association of Music Merchants for nine consecutive years, Lawrence North is a known leader in performing arts education. Emphasizing performing arts education from an early age and culminating with the award-winning Marching Pride of Lawrence Township, show choirs, orchestras, concert bands, drum lines, dance groups, and theater, Lawrence North High School performing arts boast a reputable staff, exemplary programming, and first class facilities.
A winning tradition in athletics is evident at Lawrence North High School. Offering 21 varsity sports with state and national titles, student athletes strive not only to win, but to play with integrity and sportsmanlike conduct, regardless of score.
What are Lawrence North’s safety policies?
At Lawrence North High School, keeping students safe is the top priority. During school hours, external doors remain locked and security personnel are stationed at building entrances. Lawrence North requires that students carry a school ID and submit to random metal detection by full time security officers stationed at the building upon entry as a proactive and precautionary measure.
What extra safety measures is Lawrence North taking during the COVID-19 pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented stressors and restrictions on schools across the country. Through all of this uncertainty, we will remain devoted to our values and our mission of educating all students through innovation and dedication. The district has implemented enhanced cleaning protocols, mandated the wearing of masks, enforced social distancing, and restricted school visitors to help protect students and staff. Students at the secondary level are currently operating a hybrid model per the Marion County Public Health Department, with no more 50% of the student body on campus at any given time. A full virtual learning environment is available to all students K-12. A comprehensive web page dedicated to COVID-19 protocols is available on the district website.
Who should parents contact for more information about Lawrence North?
Mr. Brian Atkinson, Freshman School Principal
*Images of students without face coverings were taken prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.