Lawrence has a bad reputation because it used to be a terrible school. But the current principal is the best I have ever seen.
He really cares about the students, so the staff cares to, and they are trying really hard to constantly improve the school, and it shows.
I been with this school for only for 3 months. I think every body is working on make this school better. It will be great if teachers have a someone "Every Day" to help with kids that are struggling. That way all kids are secure about themself and have successful future.
The majority of the students are not managed well by their teachers. Most students are disrespectful, defy authority, misbehave, are not on task, and do not have educational values. The administrative staff (ie: receptionist) are the only ones who seem to be extremely helpful and a leave positive first impression. There seems to be a lack of camaraderie and team work among the entire staff. In other words, they are not on the 'same page'.
If your child is hispanic this would be a wonderful school. However, it is not a school that I feel does not meet the requirements for my child. I had 3 children attend the school in the past. Back then I felt that there was unitity. The school and staff need help to bring the school to a standard that I feel will help our choldren in this day and age.