Lawrence Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Lawrence, KS. It has 11,957 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Lawrence Unified School District Rankings
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Lawrence Unified School District Reviews
I love the relationships with teachers! The teachers are warm, welcoming, and encourage you to reach your full potential! I remember being excited to go to school every morning- I was extremely proud of my elementary and middle school! Once I was enrolled in 9th grade, that's when I became subject to bullying, as well as micro-aggressions (as an African American). The administration at my high school, Free State High School, truly had great intentions when it came to making students feel safe within the confines of high school; however, there is only so much the administration and teachers can do when the bullying goes on social media and within social circles, or "clicks". I loved going to Lawrence Public Schools!
I find that a lot of their teachers really value their students and genuinely care about them as people, outside of the classroom. They also work with students to help them better achieve, even if it's outside of classroom norms. On the other hand, the administration is notorious for being ineffective in helping students, and it requires a lot of connections and work to get the help students need. Personally, I have had a lot of luck in earning accommodations through my relationships to social workers and teachers in the schools, but I know far too many people who haven't had the same luck as myself. At the classroom level, I'd give 5 stars any day, but with the administration issues, it brings my overall rating down.
I like how open the school district is to change. I like how they are trying to improve our education in many ways like building a new school, adding more zero hour classes, adding more dual enrollment classes with the University of Kansas, and always asking the students about their school experience.