Lawrence School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 11,790 students in Lawrence School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Kansas.
Public Schools in Lawrence School District have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the Kansas public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 37% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Lawrence School District are Langston Hughes Elementary School, Broken Arrow Elementary School and Quail Run Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Lawrence School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Kansas.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Kansas public school average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Lawrence School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Kansas for:

Category
Attribute
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Lawrence School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KS)
# Schools
21 Schools
1,322 Schools
# Students
11,790 Students
490,702 Students
# Teachers
812 Teachers
34,009 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Lawrence School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 286 school districts in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 83% has decreased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (KS)
Overall District Rank
#58 out of 286 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Lawrence  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
33%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Lawrence  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of KS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lawrence  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of KS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
83%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Lawrence  School District and public school graduation rate of KS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.52
0.54
# American Indian Students
362 Students
4,268 Students
% American Indian Students
3%
1%
# Asian Students
437 Students
13,924 Students
% Asian Students
4%
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,171 Students
96,486 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
20%
# Black Students
744 Students
33,739 Students
% Black Students
6%
7%
# White Students
7,959 Students
315,772 Students
% White Students
68%
64%
# Hawaiian Students
27 Students
937 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,090 Students
25,576 Students
% of Two or more races Students
9%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
198
18,630
# Students in K Grade:
826
35,465
# Students in 1st Grade:
811
35,410
# Students in 2nd Grade:
887
36,289
# Students in 3rd Grade:
807
36,729
# Students in 4th Grade:
882
37,562
# Students in 5th Grade:
895
37,566
# Students in 6th Grade:
896
36,694
# Students in 7th Grade:
819
36,111
# Students in 8th Grade:
920
36,173
# Students in 9th Grade:
999
37,382
# Students in 10th Grade:
957
35,769
# Students in 11th Grade:
994
34,526
# Students in 12th Grade:
897
33,966
# Ungraded Students:
2
2,430

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,014 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,467. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,075 is less than the state median of $14,392. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (KS)
Total Revenue
$153 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Lawrence  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$166 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Lawrence  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,014
$15,467
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Lawrence  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,075
$14,392
This chart display average spending per public school student in Lawrence  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Lawrence School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Langston Hughes Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1101 George Williams Way
Lawrence, KS 66049
(785) 832-5890
Grades: K-5
| 508 students
Rank: #22.
Broken Arrow Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2704 Louisiana St
Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 832-5600
Grades: K-5
| 296 students
Rank: #33.
Quail Run Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1130 Inverness Drive
Lawrence, KS 66049
(785) 832-5820
Grades: PK-5
| 443 students
Rank: #44.
Woodlawn Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
508 Elm St
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 832-5920
Grades: K-5
| 214 students
Rank: #55.
Deerfield Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
101 Lawrence Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66049
(785) 832-5660
Grades: K-5
| 480 students
Rank: #66.
Hillcrest Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1045 Hilltop Dr
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 832-5720
Grades: K-5
| 306 students
Rank: #77.
Lawrence Southwest Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
2511 Inverness Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047
(785) 832-5550
Grades: 6-8
| 645 students
Rank: #88.
Sunset Hill Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
901 Schwarz Rd
Lawrence, KS 66049
(785) 832-5880
Grades: K-5
| 383 students
Rank: #99.
Sunflower Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2521 Inverness Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047
(785) 832-5870
Grades: K-5
| 452 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Cordley Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1837 Vermont St
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 832-5640
Grades: K-5
| 241 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Schwegler Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2201 Ousdahl Rd
Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 832-5860
Grades: K-5
| 384 students
Rank: #1212.
Lawrence Virtual School
Charter School
Math: 32% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1104 E 1000 Road
Lawrence, KS 66047
(785) 832-5620
Grades: K-12
| 1,085 students
Rank: #1313.
Lawrence Free State High School
Math: 38% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
4700 Overland Drive
Lawrence, KS 66049
(785) 832-6050
Grades: 9-12
| 1,757 students
Rank: #1414.
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
Rank: #1515.
Prairie Park Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2711 Kensington Road
Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 832-5740
Grades: K-5
| 367 students
Rank: #1616.
Lawrence West Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2700 Harvard Road
Lawrence, KS 66049
(785) 832-5500
Grades: 6-8
| 631 students
Rank: #1717.
Pinckney Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
810 W 6 Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 832-5800
Grades: K-5
| 247 students
Rank: #1818.
Lawrence High School
Math: 33% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1901 Louisiana St
Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 832-5050
Grades: 9-12
| 1,614 students
Rank: #1919.
Lawrence Liberty Memorial Central Middle School
Math: 24% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 832-5400
Grades: 6-8
| 478 students
Rank: #2020.
Lawrence South Middle School
Math: 23% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2734 Louisiana St
Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 832-5450
Grades: 6-8
| 611 students
Rank: #2121.
Kennedy Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1605 Davis Rd
Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 832-5760
Grades: PK-5
| 426 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Lawrence
  • 110 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, KS, 66044-1063
  • (785) 832-5000
  • usd497.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 11,790 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Btm 50% in KS)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.52

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