Lawrence School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 5 public middle schools serving 3,531 students in Lawrence School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public middle schools in Kansas.
Public Middle Schools in Lawrence School District have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the Kansas public middle school average of 28%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 32% statewide average).
The top ranked public middle schools in Lawrence School District are Lawrence Southwest Middle School, Lawrence Virtual School and Lawrence West Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Kansas public middle 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
5 Schools
418 Schools
# Students
3,531 Students
144,924 Students
# Teachers
239 Teachers
10,479 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Lawrence School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 282 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
80 Students
1,235 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
1%
# Asian Students
97 Students
3,888 Students
% Asian Students
3%
3%
# Hispanic Students
357 Students
28,744 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
20%
# Black Students
197 Students
9,014 Students
% Black Students
6%
6%
# White Students
2,463 Students
94,013 Students
% White Students
70%
65%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
277 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
333 Students
7,753 Students
% of Two or more races Students
9%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
1,024
# Students in K Grade:
63
1,701
# Students in 1st Grade:
64
2,002
# Students in 2nd Grade:
66
2,093
# Students in 3rd Grade:
86
2,207
# Students in 4th Grade:
102
2,590
# Students in 5th Grade:
108
4,435
# Students in 6th Grade:
787
27,224
# Students in 7th Grade:
910
37,254
# Students in 8th Grade:
877
37,333
# Students in 9th Grade:
116
6,703
# Students in 10th Grade:
122
6,565
# Students in 11th Grade:
96
6,492
# Students in 12th Grade:
134
6,563
# Ungraded Students:
-
738

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 Middle Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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

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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: 3,531 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • 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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