Lawson Elementary School

  • Lawson Elementary School serves 574 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the IA average of 14:1.
  • 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 declined by 6% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades PK-5
Total Students574 students
Lawson Elementary School Total Students (1999-2015)
Gender %Lawson Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
Lawson Elementary School Total Teachers (1999-2015)
Students by GradeLawson Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Lawson Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2010-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsLawson Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownIA 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.
0.410.38
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 (1999-2015)
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 (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Johnston Community School District's student population of 6,819 students has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,915 in this district is less than the state average of $11,259. The district revenue/student has declined by 15% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,184 is less than the state average of $11,298. The district spending/student has declined by 14% over four years.
School District NameJohnston Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
3
Number of Students Managed6,819673
Johnston Community School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$71 MM$7 MM
Johnston Community School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$66 MM$7 MM
Johnston Community School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$10,915$11,259
Johnston Community School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$10,184$11,298
Johnston Community School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView 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
    Po Box 10, 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
    Po Box 10, 6510 Nw 62nd Ave
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-6977
    0.8PK-5550
  • JohnstonJohnston Senior High School
    Grades: 10-12 | 1541 students
    0.8 miles
    Po Box 10, 6501 Nw 62nd Ave.
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-0449
    0.810-121541
  • JohnstonTimber Ridge Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 707 students
    1.8 miles
    P.o. Box 10, 7370 Nw 54th Ave
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)331-4379
    1.8KG-5707
  • JohnstonBeaver Creek Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 695 students
    2.3 miles
    Po Box 10, 8701 Lyndhurst
    JohnstonIA 50131
    (515)278-6228
    2.3PK-5695

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