Lawson Elementary School

19901 Lawson Rd
Little Rock, AR 72210
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Lawson Elementary School serves 209 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Lawson Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 41% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 209 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AR
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Lawson Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

Lawson Elementary School's student population of 209 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
209 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Rankings

Lawson Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 993 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Lawson Elementary School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AR)
Overall Testing Rank
#687 out of 993 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
32%
14%
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Black
27%
20%
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White
39%
59%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
58%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lawson Elementary School's ranking?
Lawson Elementary School is ranked #687 out of 993 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arkansas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AR state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 37% AR state average).
How many students attend Lawson Elementary School?
209 students attend Lawson Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
39% of Lawson Elementary School students are White, 32% of students are Hispanic, 27% of students are Black, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lawson Elementary School?
Lawson Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Lawson Elementary School offer ?
Lawson Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Lawson Elementary School part of?
Lawson Elementary School is part of Pulaski County Special School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 209 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AR Dept. of Education

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