Lawrence School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 3 public high schools serving 4,629 students in Lawrence School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public high schools in Kansas.
Public High Schools in Lawrence School District have an average math proficiency score of 34% (versus the Kansas public high school average of 25%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 29% statewide average).
The top ranked public high schools in Lawrence School District are Lawrence Virtual School, Lawrence Free State High School and Lawrence High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Public High School in Lawrence School District have a Graduation Rate of 83%, which is less than the Kansas average of 86%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Lawrence Free State High School, with 90% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Kansas or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Kansas public high school average of 35% (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
3 Schools
365 Schools
# Students
4,629 Students
161,625 Students
# Teachers
252 Teachers
10,940 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Lawrence School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 279 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
0.49
0.54
# American Indian Students
114 Students
1,463 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
1%
# Asian Students
143 Students
4,472 Students
% Asian Students
3%
3%
# Hispanic Students
454 Students
31,702 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
20%
# Black Students
270 Students
10,492 Students
% Black Students
6%
6%
# White Students
3,236 Students
104,907 Students
% White Students
70%
65%
# Hawaiian Students
13 Students
306 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
399 Students
8,283 Students
% of Two or more races Students
9%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
74
# Students in K Grade:
63
444
# Students in 1st Grade:
64
772
# Students in 2nd Grade:
66
890
# Students in 3rd Grade:
86
883
# Students in 4th Grade:
102
931
# Students in 5th Grade:
108
945
# Students in 6th Grade:
103
1,950
# Students in 7th Grade:
114
4,876
# Students in 8th Grade:
94
5,206
# Students in 9th Grade:
985
37,258
# Students in 10th Grade:
927
36,210
# Students in 11th Grade:
950
35,159
# Students in 12th Grade:
967
34,362
# Ungraded Students:
-
1,665

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 High Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
Lawrence Free State High School
Math: 38% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4700 Overland Drive
Lawrence, KS 66049
(785) 832-6050
Grades: 9-12
| 1,786 students
Rank: #33.
Lawrence High School
Math: 33% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1901 Louisiana St
Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 832-5050
Grades: 9-12
| 1,575 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: 4,629 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • 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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