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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Lawrence Public Schools is a public school district located in Lawrence, MA. It has 13,771 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
Address
233 Haverhill Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
Telephone
(978) 975-5905

Lawrence Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
71%
Average SAT
980
170 responses
Average ACT
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
13,771
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,872
Teachers in First/Second Year
29%

Finances

Total Expenses
$205,894,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,991/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    4%

Lawrence Public Schools Reviews

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I go to the Lawrence High School but my siblings have all been to a public school in Lawrence.Every school is different. Some are really strict, others are a little less lenient. Lawrence High School is a really big school. Each grade has approximately 700 students. It is hard to keep security everywhere all the time. There is enough staff, they offer many electives, the music and theater electives are amazing and give students the opportunity to learn about many different instruments and parts of the voice, etc. Most times there isn't enough books for everyone because even though it is such a big school it is not supported economically by the state. Students are very lively and friendly.
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I have been part of Lawrence Public schools since the second grade. The ESL program is phenomenal, when I first arrived to Lawrence I did not know the language. My ESL teacher “Mrs. De Hernande” helped me learn the language, it was a struggle to learn a new language but with her help I managed to stay strong and learn English. LPS offers students with extra tutoring and mentoring when it is necessary. Teachers are always willing to help and listen. I have never felt unsafe and unwelcome at LPS. Everyone is welcoming and willing to lend a hand to those who need help. At LPS no student is discriminated for their race, background, sexual orientation. I’m more than glad that I had the opportunity to attend Lawrence Public Schools, as they have prepared me to go to college and have a promising future. At Lawrence High School the goal is to send every student to college, and I am already in the process thanks to all rewarding help I’ve been offered.
I would like to see more teachers connect with students, I believe this is part of the reason why students don't strive as much in their studies. I would like for the food to be a bit more chew-able and less dry. I would like for some students in Lawrence High school to have better resources because some students don't have access to a computer at home nor at the school. Which would be challenging to be expected to do an assignment online without the resources. The academics could be much better along with graduation rate, but I am proud of the superintendent for rising it, along with MCAS scores.