2511 Inverness Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Lawrence Southwest Middle School serves 645 students in grades 6-8.
Lawrence Southwest Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Lawrence Southwest Middle School's student population of 645 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
645 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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School Rankings

Lawrence Southwest Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,267 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Lawrence Southwest Middle School is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#286 out of 1267 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
7%
3%
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Hispanic
7%
20%
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Black
4%
7%
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White
72%
64%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.47
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 645 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in KS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.47 (Top 50%)

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