Why are the LaGrange County education attainment statistics low?

LaGrange County has a high percentage of Amish population. Approximately 43 percent of the county’s population is Amish and it is common practice in Amish culture to complete education at the eighth grade level. Thus, the low educational attainment statisitcs are a reflection of the Amish culture and values system.  All three public high schools in LaGrange County have graduation rates higher than the state of Indiana average. 

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