Lawson Elementary School

Lawson Elementary School serves 652 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the IA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 21%.
Lawson Elementary School operates within the Johnston Community School District.

School Overview

The student population of 652 students has grown by 33% over five years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 652 students
Lawson Elementary School Total Students (2000-2014)
Gender % Lawson Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Lawson Elementary School Total Teachers (2000-2014)
Students by Grade Lawson Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 is more than the state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Lawson Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (2000-2014)
Asian
4%
2%
Lawson Elementary School Asian Students (2000-2014)
Hispanic
8%
10%
Lawson Elementary School Black Students (2000-2014)
Black
5%
5%
Lawson Elementary School Black Students (2000-2014)
White
76%
79%
Lawson Elementary School White Students (2000-2014)
Two or more races
7%
3%
Lawson Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.41 0.22
Lawson Elementary School Diversity Score (2000-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
20%
34%
Lawson Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
7%
Lawson Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Johnston Community School District's student population of 6,614 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The revenue/student of $11,477 is higher than the state average of $11,259. The district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $10,708 is less than the state average of $11,298. The district spending/student has declined by 12% over four years.
School District Name Johnston Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
3
Number of Students Managed 6,614 670
Johnston Community   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $71 MM $7 MM
Johnston Community   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $66 MM $7 MM
Johnston Community   School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $11,477 $11,259
Johnston Community   School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $10,708 $11,298
Johnston Community   School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Johnston Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Johnston Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Johnston Middle School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • JohnstonJohnston Middle School
    Grades: 8-9 | 1020 students
    0.6 miles
    6207 Nw 62nd Ave
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-0476
    0.68-91020
  • JohnstonHenry A Wallace Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 537 students
    0.8 miles
    6510 Nw 62nd Ave
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-6977
    0.8PK-5537
  • JohnstonJohnston Senior High School
    Grades: 10-12 | 1433 students
    0.8 miles
    6501 Nw 62nd Ave
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-0449
    0.810-121433
  • JohnstonTimber Ridge Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 526 students
    1.8 miles
    7370 Nw 54th Ave
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)331-4379
    1.8PK-5526
  • JohnstonBeaver Creek Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 722 students
    2.3 miles
    8701 Lyndhurst
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-6228
    2.3KG-5722

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