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Organized in 1822, Lawrence Township is one of the nine townships in Marion County. Called Lanesville until 1866, it is situated along Pendleton Pike with boundaries roughly from 96th Street and County Line Road to 38th Street and Emerson Avenue. The first major growth in the area was prompted by the purchase of land north of the town for Fort Benjamin Harrison in 1903, which provided an economic boost.

 

The construction of Interstate 465 in the 1960s punctuated several decades of growth in Lawrence Township and the rising population necessitated the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township to expand. It became clear that a second high school was needed in addition to Lawrence Central High School, which had been established in 1940 and by this time had already been expanded and then rebuilt in 1963.

 

Lawrence North High School opened its doors in 1976 with the gymnasium still under construction. Home of the Wildcats, today it offers an array of academic vocational, college prep, performing arts, communications, and athletic programs. The school also partners with the McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology to provide training in business, medicine, and industry.  Lawrence North is proud to house the International Baccalaureate Program as well as numerous Advanced Placement courses and a Spanish Language Immersion Program. 

 

 

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