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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Lawton Public Schools is a public school district located in Lawton, OK. It has 14,068 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.

Lawton Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1200
68 responses
Average ACT
23
538 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
14,068
Free or Reduced Lunch
66.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,858
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$126,329,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,521/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$47,262
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$828
National
$949
Median Home Value
$113,900
National
$184,700

Lawton Public Schools Reviews

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I'm given many opportunities to be heavily involved in my school. Lots of my teachers emphasize student involvement, and give opportunities for student-led activities. I have greatly enjoyed being involved in the student culture and traditions. Between pep rallies, talent shows, homecoming, sports events, and just the positive, accepting atmosphere, I love my experience with LPS. Being in a military town, the student population is automatically more accepting and willing to mold new people into our groups and activities. All in all, it's an amazing experience.
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Lawton is not known for their education system. The main reason being the school districts do not aspire to teach their students. No one challenges their students; they all simply just have the students wanting to pass and fly by with no want to learn. Lawton needs to find a way to inspire kids into wanting more for themselves. School is about the real world as much as it is about basic knowledge. From kindergarten to senior year these years are the building blocks for students lives. They help shape the students into what kind of person they are and will continue to be. Many people look down on Lawton because of our schools and communities. The reason for such bad reputation is the generational cycles many families experience from being in a small city. Schools form the future residents of the city, and Lawton does not do enough to ensure a brighter future.
When it comes to school activities, Lawton Public Schools definitely show their school spirit through arts, posters, athletics, and performing arts. The students definitely have a big presence as I walk the hallways. However, due to their overwhelming spirit and personalities, the students tend to get themselves in trouble which then disrupts the flow of the school day. This problem has lessened this year thanks to a new high school principal at Lawton High School. Although, I do wish some of the faculty would listen and give more attention to the students' voices. Lately, it seems as though some of the faculty members only seek trouble and ways to restrict the students as if they were elementary children.