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For the 2021 school year, there are 30 public schools in Douglas County, KS, serving 15,586 students. Douglas County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Kansas.
Douglas County, KS public schools have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the Kansas public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 37% statewide average). Schools in Douglas County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% of Kansas public schools.
The top ranked public schools in Douglas County, KS are Langston Hughes Elementary School, Maize Virtual Preparatory School and Cordley Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Kansas public school average of 36% (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is more than the Kansas public school average of 14:1.

Top Douglas County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Langston Hughes Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1101 George Williams Way
    Lawrence, KS 66049
    (785) 832-5890

    Grades: K-5 | 508 students
  • Maize Virtual Preparatory School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    905 W Academy Ave
    Lawrence, KS 66046
    (316) 462-8800

    Grades: K-12 | 359 students
  • Cordley Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1837 Vermont St
    Lawrence, KS 66044
    (785) 832-5640

    Grades: K-5 | 241 students
  • Lawrence Southwest Middle School Math: 54% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2511 Inverness Drive
    Lawrence, KS 66047
    (785) 832-5550

    Grades: 6-8 | 645 students
  • Broken Arrow Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2704 Louisiana St
    Lawrence, KS 66046
    (785) 832-5600

    Grades: K-5 | 296 students
  • Quail Run Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1130 Inverness Drive
    Lawrence, KS 66049
    (785) 832-5820

    Grades: PK-5 | 443 students
  • Hillcrest Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1045 Hilltop Dr
    Lawrence, KS 66044
    (785) 832-5720

    Grades: K-5 | 306 students
  • Sunset Hill Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    901 Schwarz Rd
    Lawrence, KS 66049
    (785) 832-5880

    Grades: K-5 | 383 students
  • Deerfield Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    101 Lawrence Avenue
    Lawrence, KS 66049
    (785) 832-5660

    Grades: K-5 | 480 students
  • Lecompton Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    626 Whitfield St
    Lecompton, KS 66050
    (785) 887-6343

    Grades: PK-4 | 265 students
  • Woodlawn Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    508 Elm St
    Lawrence, KS 66044
    (785) 832-5920

    Grades: K-5 | 214 students
  • Eudora Elementary School Math: 42% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    801 E. 10th
    Eudora, KS 66025
    (785) 542-4940

    Grades: PK-5 | 870 students
  • Sunflower Elementary School Math: 44% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2521 Inverness Drive
    Lawrence, KS 66047
    (785) 832-5870

    Grades: K-5 | 452 students
  • Pinckney Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    810 W 6 Street
    Lawrence, KS 66044
    (785) 832-5800

    Grades: K-5 | 247 students
  • Schwegler Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2201 Ousdahl Rd
    Lawrence, KS 66046
    (785) 832-5860

    Grades: K-5 | 384 students
  • Lawrence Free State High School Math: 33% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    4700 Overland Drive
    Lawrence, KS 66049
    (785) 832-6050

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,757 student
  • Baldwin Elementary Intermediate Center Math: 37% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    100 Bullpup Drive
    Baldwin City, KS 66006
    (785) 594-2446

    Grades: 3-5 | 304 students
  • New York Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    936 New York Street
    Lawrence, KS 66044
    (785) 832-5780

    Grades: K-5 | 222 students
  • Lawrence Virtual School Charter School
    Math: 31% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1104 E 1000 Road
    Lawrence, KS 66047
    (785) 832-5620

    Grades: K-12 | 1,085 student
  • Lawrence West Middle School Math: 36% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2700 Harvard Road
    Lawrence, KS 66049
    (785) 832-5500

    Grades: 6-8 | 631 students
  • Baldwin Junior High School Math: 37% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    400 Eisenhower
    Baldwin City, KS 66006
    (785) 594-2448

    Grades: 6-8 | 313 students
  • Eudora High School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2203 Church
    Eudora, KS 66025
    (785) 542-4980

    Grades: 9-12 | 485 students
  • Prairie Park Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2711 Kensington Road
    Lawrence, KS 66046
    (785) 832-5740

    Grades: K-5 | 367 students
  • Eudora Middle School Math: 29% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2635 Church
    Eudora, KS 66025
    (785) 542-4960

    Grades: 6-8 | 402 students
  • Baldwin High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    415 Eisenhower
    Baldwin City, KS 66006
    (785) 594-2725

    Grades: 9-12 | 440 students
  • Lawrence High School Math: 31% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1901 Louisiana St
    Lawrence, KS 66046
    (785) 832-5050

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,614 student
  • Lawrence Liberty Memorial Central Middle School Math: 23% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1400 Massachusetts St
    Lawrence, KS 66044
    (785) 832-5400

    Grades: 6-8 | 478 students
  • Lawrence South Middle School Math: 20% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2734 Louisiana St
    Lawrence, KS 66046
    (785) 832-5450

    Grades: 6-8 | 611 students
  • Kennedy Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1605 Davis Rd
    Lawrence, KS 66046
    (785) 832-5760

    Grades: PK-5 | 426 students
  • Baldwin Elementary Primary Center
    500 Lawrence Street
    Baldwin City, KS 66006
    (785) 594-2444

    Grades: PK-2 | 358 students
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