Lawson Elementary School

Lawson Elementary School serves 613 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 20%.
Lawson Elementary School operates within the Johnston Community School District.

Overview

The student population of 613 students has grown by 24% over five years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 613 students
Lawson Elementary School Total Students (1999-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Lawson Elementary School Total Teachers (1999-2013)
Students by Grade Lawson Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 13:1 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 16:1 14:1
Lawson Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1999-2013)
Asian
5%
2%
Lawson Elementary School Asian Students (1999-2013)
Hispanic
8%
9%
Lawson Elementary School Black Students (1999-2013)
Black
5%
5%
Lawson Elementary School Black Students (1999-2013)
White
78%
80%
Lawson Elementary School White Students (1999-2013)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Lawson Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Lawson Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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
Lawson Elementary School Diversity Score (1999-2013)
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.
18%
34%
Lawson Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2013)
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.
2%
7%
Lawson Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,287 students has grown by 29% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,962 is higher than the state average of $11,087. The district revenue/student has grown by 18% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,833 is higher than the state average of $10,614. The district spending/student has grown by 20% over four years.
School District Name Johnston Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
3
Number of Students Managed 7,287 678
Johnston Community   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $70 MM $7 MM
Johnston Community   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $63 MM $7 MM
Johnston Community   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,962 $11,087
Johnston Community   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,833 $10,614
Johnston Community   School District 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 Grades Students
  • JohnstonJohnston Middle School
    6207 Nw 62nd Ave
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-0476
    0.6 mi | Gr. 8-9 | 987 students                      
  • JohnstonHenry A Wallace Elementary School
    6510 Nw 62nd Ave
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-6977
    0.8 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 511 students                      
  • JohnstonJohnston Senior High School
    6501 Nw 62nd Ave
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-0449
    0.8 mi | Gr. 10-12 | 1355 students                      
  • JohnstonTimber Ridge Elementary School
    7370 Nw 54th Ave
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)331-4379
    1.8 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 505 students                      
  • JohnstonBeaver Creek Elementary School
    8701 Lyndhurst
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-6228
    2.3 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 766 students                      

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