Lawson Elementary School

  • Lawson Elementary School serves 574 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the IA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 22%.
  • Lawson Elementary School operates within the Johnston Community School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 574 students has grown by 20% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 574 students
Lawson Elementary School Total Students (1999-2015)
Gender % Lawson Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Lawson Elementary School Total Teachers (1999-2015)
Students by Grade Lawson Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.41 is more than the state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Lawson Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1999-2015)
Asian
6%
2%
Lawson Elementary School Asian Students (1999-2015)
Hispanic
9%
10%
Lawson Elementary School Black Students (1999-2015)
Black
5%
5%
Lawson Elementary School Black Students (1999-2015)
White
76%
78%
Lawson Elementary School White Students (1999-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Lawson Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Lawson Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Lawson Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.41 0.22
Lawson Elementary School Diversity Score (1999-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
19%
34%
Lawson Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
7%
Lawson Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Johnston Community School District's student population of 6,819 students has grown by 7% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,869 in this district is less than the state average of $13,242. The district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,871 is less than the state average of $12,536. The district spending/student has grown by 9% over four years.
School District Name Johnston Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
3
Number of Students Managed 6,819 673
Johnston Community School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $85 MM $9 MM
Johnston Community School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $79 MM $8 MM
Johnston Community School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,869 $13,242
Johnston Community School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,871 $12,536
Johnston Community School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • JohnstonJohnston Middle School
    Grades: 8-9 | 1036 students
    0.6 miles
    , 6207 Nw 62nd Ave
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-0476
    0.68-91036
  • JohnstonHenry A Wallace Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 550 students
    0.8 miles
    , 6510 Nw 62nd Ave
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-6977
    0.8PK-5550
  • JohnstonJohnston Senior High School
    Grades: 10-12 | 1541 students
    0.8 miles
    , 6501 Nw 62nd Ave.
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-0449
    0.810-121541
  • JohnstonTimber Ridge Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 707 students
    1.8 miles
    , 7370 Nw 54th Ave
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)331-4379
    1.8KG-5707
  • JohnstonBeaver Creek Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 695 students
    2.3 miles
    , 8701 Lyndhurst
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-6228
    2.3PK-5695

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