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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  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 1,576 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 32% in reading.

Lawrence High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1290
49 responses
Average ACT
26
268 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$50,429
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$892
National
$949
Median Home Value
$188,100
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
66%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 97 responses
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  • Showtime aka a variety show
    16%
  • Sports events
    15%
  • Spirit days/weeks
    10%
  • Music events
    10%
  • Club organized events
    8%
  • Mud Volleyball
    8%
  • 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
1,576
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,924
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.6%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,409/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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I really enjoyed LHS, there was such a sense of school pride, the teachers were great, and I enjoyed the school events! I wish there could’ve been more support for each of the students in specific areas like helping with homework or college application and scholarship help, but overall I enjoyed my experience.
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I like the Lawrence schools because of the amount of diversity and inclusiveness in the schools. I do not feel like the level of education is what it should be, because we often have outdated resources or teachers who are not prepared to teach the specific course. I have had some teachers who are very passionate about their work and they strive to get the best level of education and understanding for their students. The overall school tries to include everyone by providing all inclusive clubs and some sports. Some of the sports require a try out and there are cuts, but there are several no cut sports that anyone can join. The faculty at Lawrence High try to make the school environment safe for everyone, providing a mental health team for any of the students. There has, however, been a few incidents at the school that could have compromised the student's and faculty's safety, but they were dealt with quickly.
Lawrence high school has changed my life for the better. The teachers, students, and all involved in LHS show compassion and acceptance. The teachers genuinely care about the students and their life outside of school. Before getting upset at students, teachers take into consideration what might be going on in that students home life. The diversity is amazing and every student at LHS is welcome with open arms, no matter what your skin color is. The amount of resources for students is great as well, especially when preparing to go to college. The whole staff wants to see you achieve your goals and will not let you fail. LHS may be a large school, but we work as one.
If I were to change anything about Lawrence High, it would be the announcements and events happening. There should be more announcements that are clear.