Lawrence School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 19 public elementary schools serving 7,999 students in Lawrence School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public elementary schools in Kansas.
Public Elementary Schools in Lawrence School District have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the Kansas public elementary school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 39% statewide average).
The top ranked public elementary 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. Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Kansas public elementary school average of 37% (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
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KS)
# Schools
19 Schools
969 Schools
# Students
7,999 Students
318,494 Students
# Teachers
609 Teachers
23,152 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Lawrence School District, which is ranked within the top 50% 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 2020-2021 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
0.54
0.56
# American Indian Students
163 Students
2,370 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
1%
# Asian Students
240 Students
9,048 Students
% Asian Students
3%
3%
# Hispanic Students
910 Students
65,884 Students
% Hispanic Students
11%
20%
# Black Students
454 Students
21,617 Students
% Black Students
6%
7%
# White Students
5,295 Students
199,945 Students
% White Students
66%
63%
# Hawaiian Students
8 Students
737 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
929 Students
18,893 Students
% of Two or more races Students
12%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
155
16,643
# Students in K Grade:
717
32,203
# Students in 1st Grade:
762
33,518
# Students in 2nd Grade:
808
33,692
# Students in 3rd Grade:
853
34,397
# Students in 4th Grade:
801
34,535
# Students in 5th Grade:
861
35,601
# Students in 6th Grade:
787
36,208
# Students in 7th Grade:
910
27,702
# Students in 8th Grade:
877
27,480
# Students in 9th Grade:
116
1,462
# Students in 10th Grade:
122
1,554
# Students in 11th Grade:
96
1,526
# Students in 12th Grade:
134
1,643
# Ungraded Students:
-
330

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,507 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,276. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,608 is less than the state median of $15,145. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (KS)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,507
$16,276
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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,608
$15,145
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 2018-19 school year data.

Best Lawrence School District Public Elementary 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
| 449 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
| 248 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: K-5
| 415 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
| 204 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
| 461 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
| 323 students
Rank: #77.
Lawrence Southwest Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2511 Inverness Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047
(785) 832-5550
Grades: 6-8
| 638 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
| 363 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
| 431 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
| 207 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
| 309 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
| 1,268 students
Rank: #1313.
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
| 201 students
Rank: #1414.
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
| 308 students
Rank: #1515.
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
| 624 students
Rank: #1616.
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
| 199 students
Rank: #1717.
Lawrence Liberty Memorial Central Mid School
Math: 24% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 832-5400
Grades: 6-8
| 487 students
Rank: #1818.
Billy Mills Middle School
Math: 23% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2734 Louisiana St
Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 832-5450
Grades: 6-8
| 514 students
Rank: #1919.
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
| 350 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Lawrence School District
  • 110 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, KS, 66044-1063
  • (785) 832-5000
  • usd497.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 7,999 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Btm 50% in KS)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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