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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  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 13,945 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.
About Lawrence Public Schools...
Address
233 Haverhill Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
Telephone
(978) 975-5905

Lawrence Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1000
232 responses
Average ACT
30
10 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
13,945
Free or Reduced Lunch
64.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,915
Teachers in First/Second Year
29%

Finances

Total Expenses
$205,894,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,584/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%

Lawrence Public Schools Reviews

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They are very generous with cold and snow days! They are very patient and make sure that students know the curriculum. Sometimes the food is very gross but they make sure everyone is capable of eating. I think the best thing about Lawrence public schools is they make sure every single student is involved. It is so diverse and I love meeting people from different cultures.
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I went to Abbott Lawrence Academy which is an exam school in the district. My review is based on that school because it is not listed (as it is relatively new). I was able to take college classes at Merrimack College, starting in Junior year of high school. Overall it was a good experience and the school has a close relationship with YDO (Youth Development Organization) that has served me and my peers well.
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.