Education

West Lafayette students attend one of two top Indiana public school systems.  Students benefit from small classes and extensive curricula and programming.  High schools offer numerous advance placement classes, many secondary students take Purdue courses, and students regularly exceed state testing averages.
 
West Lafayette Community School Corporation is known for high achievement.  In 2009, Happy Hollow Elementary and West Lafayette Junior-Senior High School earned Four Star ratings, Indiana's top recognition.  More than half of its graduates earn honors diplomas; nearly 95 percent attend college.
 
Tippecanoe School Corporation also earns high marks, with Burnett Creek Elementary School and Klondike Middle School earning Four Star ratings in 2009.  Some 65 percent of TSC teachers hold a master's degree or higher.  Harrison High School was ranked by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce as one of the state's "best buys".
 
Purdue University
 
West Lafayette is also home to Purdue University.  With more than 40,000 students attending, Purdue offers world-class programs in engineering, agriculture, business, science, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, education, liberal arts and more.  The university awards some 6,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate degrees annually.  Purdue employs about 14,000, offering residents a range of employment opportunities.  Purdue University also offers a wide range of on-line courses at online.purdue.edu.
  21st Century Scholars
The Twenty-First Century Scholars Program is a state- and federally-funded scholarship program that offers four years of college tuition to eligible students, allowing for more families to access higher education for their children. Students can enroll in the Twenty-first Century Scholars in grades 6, 7, and 8.  June 30 following the eighth grade year is the deadline for enrollment.
 
 

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1200 N Salisbury St
West Lafayette, IN 47906

  • Office: (765) 775-5100
  • Fax: (765) 775-5248
  • TTY: 711

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