Lawson Elementary School

Lawson Elementary School serves 477 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 19%.
Lawson Elementary School operates within the Johnston Community School District.

Overview

The student population of 477 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 477 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Students by Grade Lawson Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is more than the state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Asian
4%
2%
Hispanic
5%
9%
Black
6%
5%
White
78%
81%
All Ethnic Groups Lawson Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Lawson Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.38 0.21
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.
16%
33%
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.
4%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,161 students has grown by 23% over five years.
School District Name Johnston Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
3
Number of Students Managed 7,161 666
Johnston Community   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $70 MM $7 MM
Johnston Community   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $63 MM $7 MM
Johnston Community   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,962 $11,087
Johnston Community   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,833 $10,614
Johnston Community   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • JohnstonJohnston Middle School
    6207 Nw 62nd Ave
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-0476
    0.6 mi | 966 students | Gr. 8-9                      
  • JohnstonHenry A Wallace Elementary School
    6510 Nw 62nd Ave
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-6977
    0.8 mi | 536 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • JohnstonJohnston Senior High School
    6501 Nw 62nd Ave
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-0449
    0.8 mi | 1305 students | Gr. 10-12                      
  • JohnstonTimber Ridge Elementary School
    7370 Nw 54th Ave
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)331-4379
    1.8 mi | 536 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • JohnstonBeaver Creek Elementary School
    8701 Lyndhurst
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-6228
    2.3 mi | 846 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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Did You Know?
Polk County, IA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.38, which is higher than the Iowa average of 0.21. The most diverse school district in Polk County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Iowa or national school diversity statistics.