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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Lawrence High School is a highly rated, public school located in Lawrence, KS. It has 1,609 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.
Address
1901 Louisiana St
Lawrence, KS 66046
Telephone
(785) 832-5050
Website

Lawrence High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1280
40 responses
Average ACT
26
214 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

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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
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 81 responses
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  • Sports events
    17%
  • Showtime aka a variety show
    17%
  • Music events
    11%
  • Spirit days/weeks
    10%
  • Club organized events
    7%
  • School Song
    7%
  • Playing in the sports that we have at LHS
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,609
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,215
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.6%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 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
$15,487/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Lawrence High School Reviews

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My experience was amazing, I was able to learn and focus and become an adult. I could not be happier to attend this school. They feel safe, my homeworks are challenging and im able to bond and make significant relationships with their friends. The teacher use ClassDojo so we are always in touch, communication is excellent!
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There is liquid from the lightbulbs falling, right near my locker. They have trash cans there to catch this shiny brown liquid. This has been going for quite some time now. They aren't fixing it because they are starting renovations next year, which I won't be there. Other than this flaw, my high school is okay. What makes up for the bats in the ceilings and the occasional mouse in the lunch room, is that fact that they have great teachers. The teachers at Lawrence High really want their students to succeed. When you have someone who believes in you, it is easier to ignore the creatures and liquid.
I went to Lawrence High School all throughout high school and was involved in a multitude of activities. This school is very progressive and despite the lack of funding from the state, this school still somehow manages to flourish. The administration, however, is really not that good. They consistently favor athletes and put the majority of school funding into sports. The arts receive little to no funding from the school. Every time an athlete or group of athletes get in trouble they receive very little punishment.