North Lawrence
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The NLCS Community

North Lawrence Community Schools is located about halfway between Indianapolis and Louisville, in an area rich with limestone. Earlier generations of Lawrence Countians have provided stone for such landmarks as the Washington Cathedral and the Federal Triangle Buildings. Today, limestone remains an important part of the economy, but the economic base also includes automobile manufacturing plants, a federal munitions facility, and various other small businesses and agricultural enterprises.

The NLCS Corporation

The Corporation includes a high school, a career center, 3 middle schools, 10 elementary schools, and a special education center.

Joint Services, working under the auspices of NLCS, provides coordinated special education services to Lawrence County and parts of Greene, Jackson, Martin and Orange Counties. The North Lawrence Career Center, also under the NLCS leadership, provides training to students in Lawrence County and parts of Jackson, Martin and Orange Counties.

Student enrollment of about 5,300 (K-12) is served by approximately 800 certified and support employees.


North Lawrence Community Schools provides an educational climate challenging students to work to their potential and offers them an opportunity to succeed within the boundaries of available resources and facilities. Within these boundaries, we provide varied educational opportunities for all individuals, thus encouraging the development of the whole person. The focus is placed upon acquiring basic and advanced academic skills, expansion of creative talent, enhancement of social skills, and physical and character development. The education provided is based upon democratic principles and challenges each individual to face and accept the responsibilities and challenges of today's rapidly changing world.


Recognizing the value of every student and teacher, the mission of the North Lawrence Community Schools is to provide opportunities for the development of personal growth and academic competence, thus enabling them to utilize their full potential for success in an increasingly complex world.


NLCS is governed by a Board of School Trustees composed of 7 elected community representatives. Four-year terms end at alternating intervals, so that 3 members are elected during presidential election years and 4 are elected 2 years later. These 7 individuals determine policy and provide fiscal and organizational leadership.

Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month. The exact date, location, and time of each meeting and information concerning agenda items can be obtained by calling the Superintendent's office at 812-279-3521.
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