Central Lutheran School

Central Lutheran School is a caring, loving, sharing family of Christians that has been dedicated to excellence in education and nurturing the faith of our students since 1951.
Central Lutheran School is a place where your child can feel safe, secure, and receive individual attention.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLanguage-based; mild learning differences
Year Founded1952

Student Body

Total Students341 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Central Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Dress pants and polo)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,250
Tuition NotesOver 90% of Central students receive financial aid.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJohn Weber
Admissions AssociateRachel Jakubs


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBasketballCheering,
Cross CountrySoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Junior Congregation, Robotics Team, Stem Club, Student Council, Videography

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Production

School Notes

Philosophy Statement
Central Lutheran School operates under the guidance of the Holy Scriptures and the doctrinal confessions of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Our calling is to prepare our students for lifelong learning and joyful service to our Lord through family, school, church, community, and the world, by providing quality education in a Christian environment for the purpose of furthering God's Kingdom. Our staff works together to assist parents in providing students with a thorough understanding of God's Holy Word and the Lutheran Confessions, with opportunities to apply their faith in all aspects of life. We believe each child is a precious gift from God and His unique creation. Central strives to educate the individual students and help him achieve his educational potential.

Core Values
  • Faithfulness to God's Word
  • Service to God and others
  • Respect and Love for self and others
  • Strength in academic excellence
School Purpose
The purpose of Central Lutheran School is to prepare it students for efficient and productive service to our Lord through family, school, church, community and country, by providing quality education in a Christian environment. (Matthew 28:18-20)

School Objectives
  • Assist parents in providing students with a thorough understanding of God's Word, the Bible, and with opportunities to apply their faith.
  • Provide a level of education that is superior to all other elementary schools in the community.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
Great school to send your kids to they are truly cared for and your kids will be instilled with a great work ethic and solid values that will successfully carry them through the rest of their life.
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Central Lutheran is a caring, loving school! I attended Central, along with my five daughters, and also have two grandchildren attending there at the present! They have a great staff, academics and band, choirs and sports!
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