First Evangelical Lutheran School

520 West Avenue S,
La Crosse, WI, 54601-0546
Tel: (608)784-1050
Grades: PK - 8 | 112 students
First Lutheran School was first organized in 1859 by Pastor Fachtmann, our first Pastor, who maintained it for 7 years before the first teacher was hired.
Remaining as a Christian day school since its inception, our school blossomed from only a few pupils to a record enrollment of 295 students set in 1961.
In recent years, our school has maintained a fairly stable enrollment of about 115 students.
We assist families in the spiritual growth of their children to know and live for their Savior Jesus Christ in all areas of their lives.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Council for Exceptional Children
Religious Affiliation Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1859

Student Body

Total Students 112 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 8%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade First Evangelical Lutheran School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 10%
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(non-offensive, neat, clean clothing)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $3,100
Tuition Notes non-member tuition is listed, other WELS is half and members have no tuition
Admissions Director David Niemi
Admissions Associate Courtney McCollough

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. choir, band, piano, fine arts choir, band, piano, fine arts,

School Notes:

  • First Lutheran School was blessed in 2002 with a new gymnasium, music room, technology lab, library, and school offices.

  • Profile last updated: 08/01/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Family And Children Centers Alternative Education (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Family And Children Centers Alternative Education (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Providence Academy (1.8 miles away)
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