Sam H. Lawson Middle School

10401 Vista Dr.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Sam H. Lawson Middle School serves 919 students in grades 6-8.
Sam H. Lawson Middle School placed in the top 5% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 88% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 87% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 919 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 88% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Sam H. Lawson Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Sam H. Lawson Middle School's student population of 919 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
919 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

Sam H. Lawson Middle School is ranked within the top 5% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Sam H. Lawson Middle School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#37 out of 3649 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
88%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
87%
12%
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Hispanic
3%
56%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
5%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sam H. Lawson Middle School's ranking?
Sam H. Lawson Middle School is ranked #37 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in California.
What schools are Sam H. Lawson Middle School often compared to?
Sam H. Lawson Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like John F. Kennedy Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
88% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 87% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend Sam H. Lawson Middle School?
919 students attend Sam H. Lawson Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
87% of Sam H. Lawson Middle School students are Asian, 5% of students are White, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sam H. Lawson Middle School?
Sam H. Lawson Middle School has a student ration of 19:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Sam H. Lawson Middle School offer ?
Sam H. Lawson Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Sam H. Lawson Middle School part of?
Sam H. Lawson Middle School is part of Cupertino Union School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 919 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 88% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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