Sam H. Lawson Middle School

  • Sam H. Lawson Middle School serves 1,335 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 91% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 87% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Sam H. Lawson Middle School's student population of 1,335 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2018)
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,335 students
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Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sam H. Lawson Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sam H. Lawson Middle School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#50 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 1%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:123:1
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Asian
88%
11%
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Hispanic
3%
54%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
8%
24%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.220.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
2%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCupertino Union School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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