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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Lawrence Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Cedarhurst, NY. It has 908 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 94% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.
About Lawrence Senior High School...
Address
2 Reilly Rd
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
Telephone
(516) 295-8000
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Lawrence Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
94%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1130
126 responses
Average ACT
28
43 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$105,744
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,663
National
$949
Median Home Value
$460,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
62%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Theatre and Musical Concerts
    52%
  • Homecoming football game, Relay for Life
    38%
  • Model Congress
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
908
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$119,356
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$36,011/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Lawrence Senior High School Reviews

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I transferred in as a senior, but here's my honey review:
I love how diverse the school is! The school has 3 floors that are easy to navigate after a week or two and eight 47 minute periods per school day. It's bully-free in my experience, and the people are quite friendly if your usual crowd is the smartest people in the school. Honors and AP classes are abundant in this magnet school, but they don't let their students skip grades or graduate early...

I'd say more, but there is a character limit.
There are no substitute teachers for juniors or seniors; if your teacher is absent, you get a "free period." I'm mentioning this because I moved from Horseeheads High School to Lawrence, and it shocked me. Also, students swear at and disrepsect their teachers in many of the non-honor level classes.
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In my experience at Lawrence Senior High School, I liked how a number of teachers taught about challenges in the real world and how it can relate to lessons we learn in school. The teachers are also very involved with their students' lives and are always there to help with any issues they might be having - at times, they seem more trusting and reliable than the counselors. Something I didn't really like was that although some teachers discussed it, the school itself did not prepare students for the upcoming difficulties faced when applying to college, scholarships, or financial aid before senior year. Having just finished Junior year, I know I was not prepared for applying to scholarships and doing a college search over the summer other than information I received from former students who went through the process. So, I feel Lawrence Senior High School can definitely work to improve on this factor by having more assemblies or demonstrations prior to senior year.
I love Lawrence! There's so many things to do! There are many clubs such as Marching Band, Model Congress, DECA and others to allow people like me to always enjoy! It's busy but it's fun!