Lawrence School District

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For the 2021 school year, there are 21 public schools in Lawrence School District, serving 11,790 students. Lawrence School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked 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 45% (versus the 37% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Kansas.
The top ranked public schools in Lawrence School District are Langston Hughes Elementary School, Cordley Elementary School and Lawrence Southwest Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
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).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is more than the Kansas public school average of 14:1.

Overview

School District NameLawrence School District
School District Websitehttp://www.usd497.org
School District Phone Number(785) 832-5000
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (KS)
# of Schools21 Schools1,320 Schools
# of Students11,790 Students490,702 Students
# of Teachers812 Teachers34,009 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1

District Comparison

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 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 82% has decreased from 84% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#74 out of 286 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Lawrence  School District, with the latest 2017-18 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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
82%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Lawrence  School District and public school graduation rate of KS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.520.54
# of American Indian Students362 Students4,268 Students
% American Indian Students
3%
1%
# of Asian Students437 Students13,924 Students
% Asian Students
4%
3%
# of Hispanic Students1,171 Students96,486 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
20%
# of Black Students744 Students33,739 Students
% Black Students
6%
7%
# of White Students7,959 Students315,772 Students
% White Students
68%
64%
# of Hawaiian Students27 Students937 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students1,090 Students25,576 Students
% of Two or more races Students
9%
5%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:19818,630
# of Students in Kindergarten:82635,465
# of Students in 1st Grade:81135,410
# of Students in 2nd Grade:88736,289
# of Students in 3rd Grade:80736,729
# of Students in 4th Grade:88237,562
# of Students in 5th Grade:89537,566
# of Students in 6th Grade:89636,694
# of Students in 7th Grade:81936,111
# of Students in 8th Grade:92036,173
# of Students in 9th Grade:99937,382
# of Students in 10th Grade:95735,769
# of Students in 11th Grade:99434,526
# of Students in 12th Grade:89733,966
# of Ungraded Students:22,430

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $11,926 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,694. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,616 is less than the state median of $14,025. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (KS)
Total Revenue$141 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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$137 MM$7 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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$11,926$14,694
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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$11,616$14,025
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 2016-17 school year data.

Lawrence School District 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Mid 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
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