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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Lawrence Free State High School is a highly rated, public school located in Lawrence, KS. It has 1,752 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
Address
4700 Overland Drive
Lawrence, KS 66049
Telephone
(785) 832-6050
Website

Lawrence Free State High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1360
82 responses
Average ACT
28
301 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$49,297
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$863
National
$949
Median Home Value
$183,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 103 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    19%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Encore
    12%
  • Bon fire
    10%
  • Dances
    9%
  • Plays
    9%
  • Any sports activity
    9%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,752
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,620
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.2%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,754/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.58 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.58 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.58 responses
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I liked that there's a lot of opportunities for a variety of interests. The classes offered have a wide range, and their partnership with the College and Career Center allows students to get ahead in their area of interest. My school also has strong academics, with students competing in difficult competitions and winning. I think my school could improve on their design aspects, for instance, the lockers are being removed. High school students need lockers for storage, and the lack of space to put things is becoming an issue. We also need to add on to the school to support the growing class sizes.
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Lawrence Free State High School was great, I had an awesome experience there! I enjoyed being a member of the basketball team and creating so many different memories. I was very pleased with the education I received as a student here. I graduated in 2015.
Free State high school has great teachers and staff. I went for four years and it was so much fun. The school gives you so many opportunities and advantages. There are tons of clubs you can join to expand your knowledge and social life. Free State High School is really big on school spirit, which makes it all the more fun! There's basketball, baseball, soccer, swimming, volleyball, cross country and track. The coaches are very motivating and will even help you with your acedemics. The teachers will ensure you are on the right path and make you incredibly satisfied with some of there teaching techniques. It was such a privilege to be able to get my high school diploma here. I always go visit my old teacher and my old advisor. It's a place that will give you so many great memories and really adapt you socially. I would highly recommend this high school to anyone. The school is very professional and the teachers make learning fun.