Schools & Universities

Howe Military School, founded in 1884, is a coeducational boarding school for grades 5 – 12, located in Howe, IN. The school was established with funds from the estate of John Badlam Howe. Mr. Howe was a noted educator in his day. The military program was instituted in 1895 and, since 1920 the school has had a Junior ROTC unit sponsored by the Department of the Army. It is the only JROTC military institute in Indiana, Michigan or Ohio. The purpose of the military system is to emphasize leadership, self-discipline and organization. The school’s three-pronged approach to education emphasizes intellectual, physical and spiritual growth. Ninety-seven percent of Howe graduates consistently attend college. 
Phone: (260) 562-2131, ext. 221.
 
Lakeland School Corporation features three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.  Lakeland High School has a challenging curriculum and has been designated by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce as a "Best Buy Honor Roll High School".  Honor Roll schools have achieved academically in spite of higher percentages of students at risk.  Lakeland features a K-12 focus on literacy, science, math, engineering, and technology.  In the fall of 2010, they opened their doors as a "New Tech" high school, as they were awarded grant money to bring one-to-one computing and 21st century skills training to their students.  Lakeland has a challenging K-12 career pathways curriculum, which focuses on each individual student's growth.  The high school features Project Lead the Way classes in Engineering, many 21st century vocational course offerings, five dual enrollment classes, and a full complement of Honor's/AP classes.  Students also have access to distance learning both onsite and through area cooperatives featuring advanced studies and college credit from four surrounding postsecondary institutions.
Phone:  (260) 499-2400
 
Phone: (260) 351-3214
 
The school district is located on the west side of rural LaGrange County, 50 minutes north of Ft. Wayne and 20 minutes east of Goshen. The dynamic small communities of Topeka and Shipshewana are located within the district. Westview School Corporation enjoys a unique relationship with the Amish. Approximately 40% of the student population in grades kindergarten through eighth grade come from Amish homes. The local community values education and is very proud and supportive of the school district. 
 
Westview School Corporation has earned numerous accolades for academic success from state and national sources. Students consistently rank high across the state and nation on state and national academic measures. Three different Westview schools have received the coveted Four Star Award, the highest award given by the Indiana Department of Education. This award is earned by being in the top 25% on achievement and attendance measures. Westview High School was recently recognized by the US News and World Report as a bronze school one of only three schools in North East Indiana to be recognized. Doing the work necessary to perform at high levels academically is of primary importance for everyone at Westview School Corporation. 
Westview School Corporation also has success in extracurricular activities. The school boasts of two state championships in boys basketball and a state runner up in girls basketball. The school is a regional leader in many other sports and the community provides numerous leagues for students to participate while in the in elementary grades. The school supports the arts and opportunities to participate in high quality dramas and concerts in the Dr. Richard L. Wilson Auditorium are afforded to interested students. 
 
Westview has three elementary schools serving grades kindergarten through fourth grade and one elementary school for students in grades five and six. All students in grades seven through twelve are housed in one building with the seventh and eighth grade students occupying the top floor of the school yet sharing the media center, cafeteria, and athletic facilities with the ninth through twelfth grade students. 
Phone: (260) 768-4404
 
LaGrange County Public School Districts & Private Schools Schools 2013-2014 Enrollment 2012-2013 Total Expenditure Per Pupil Three-Year Avg.
Howe Military Academy
1
67
NA
Lakeland School Corporation
5
2,160
$10,229
Prairie Heights Community School Corporation
3
1,371
$11,481
Westview School Corporation
5
2,347
$10,494
*The average school expenditure in the Indiana is $11,015.
Sources: Indiana Department of Education

 

Colleges & Universities Near LaGrange County Distance (Miles) Enrollment
Angola    
Trine University - Angola Campus
23
1,450
Elkhart

Harrison Business College - Elkhart Campus
30
350
Ivy Tech Community College - Elkhart Campus
35
1,200
Fort Wayne

Brown Mackie College - Fort Wayne Campus
56
800
Concordia Theological Seminary
55
390
Harrison Business College - Fort Wayne Campus
55
500
Indiana Tech
49
4,900
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
47
14,000
Indiana Wesleyan
65
15,400*
International Business College
64
685
ITT Technical Institute - Fort Wayne Campus
51
700
Ivy Tech Community College - Fort Wayne Campus
47
8,491
MedTech College
65
300
Trine University - Fort Wayne Regional Campus
50
2,100
University of Saint Francis
59
2,000
Goshen

Goshen College
28
1,000
Huntington

Huntington University
60
1,200
Mishawaka

Bethel College
50
2,000
Trine University -Mishawaka Regional Campus
54
80
North Manchester

Manchester College
56
1,223
South Bend

Brown Mackie College - South Bend Campus
51
700
Holy Cross College
57
500
Indiana University - South Bend Campus
50
8,395
Ivy Tech Community College - South Bend Campus
51
4,000
ITT Technical Institute - South Bend Campus
53
175
Notre Dame University
59
12,000
Saint Mary's College
58
1,527
Warsaw

Ivy Tech Community College - Warsaw Campus
48
1,000
Winona Lake

Grace College
49
1,641
* Number is not campus-specific
Source: Individual School Websites

 

 
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