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PK-5
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Oviedo, FL
Students enrolled: 809
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151 Graham Avenue
Oviedo, FL 32765

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(407) 320-6350
(407) 320-6399
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August 16, 2013
I had a very difficult time to try to login to my Skyward account, the assistant principal Mrs. May spent enormous time to help me to solve the issue. Before this, I made tons of phone calls, nothing was working. Mrs. May, I just want to say thank you to you. This is the leadership we want to see, this the principal we are lucky to have at Lawton.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
Lawton has been very disappointing. The school is disorganized and not well managed. The front office was frequently unattended during the 2012-13 school year and I agree with other parents that the staff had difficulty locating students on the property. Those are both big safety concerns. Further, the teachers seem mostly 'checked out' and not very motivated to support or engage the students. I have heard there are strong teachers at Lawton but that has not been my family's experience. In general too many issue to rate the school higher then sub par.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
An academic "A" but don't let it fool you. There are many good teachers but most appear unhappy. Perhaps because administrative staff is quite rude. They tend to have a general dislike for parents, even those there with the sole intention to help. School plays favorites and PTA is unwelcoming.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
Great great school! My daughter loves her teachers very much. She enjoys the activities in her school, and loves her school life.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2013
Pros: There are a few great teachers and many parents are involved with their kids' education. Cons: No consistent policy to handle disruptive students. When a kindergarten teacher had to be out for a long time, they hired different daily subs instead of one long term sub. Not much learning happened in that class. There is a combined class with two teachers in the same room that is often noisy and chaotic. The PLC office has a main staff member, but if she is out of the office, I hope you don't need to pick up your child. I waited 30 minutes to find an administrator that could locate my child, despite having sent in a note saying what time I would be there. My child had less art and music than children in some of the neighboring schools, and there is more focus on FCAT prep than on being a well-rounded learner. Administrators have been rude to me and a few of my neighbors, especially when parents complained about constant daily subs. While picking up my child one day there was a kindergartener crying from being injured accidentally at recess. I understand that happens, and they did call the parents, but the administrator was cold to that child - not comforting or reassuring.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2012
I see there are only positive remarks on here, I love Lawton but have to say I am not happy with the way things are handled with difficult students, My child is not a bad child but I feel year after year the teachers lose patients with ADHD children and will look for ways to make you feel like a failure then encourage you.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2012
I went to this elementary school as a child. I just wanted to post here that Mrs. Knott, my 4th grade (1984 or so) teacher, was the first teacher to recognize my writing ability. She told me that I should be a writer when I grow up, and now that's what I do for a living. This same encouragement was followed by Mrs. Schmidt in 5th grade. I never found such amazing teachers in my entire education as I did here, but it made a lasting impression in my life. I just found my photo of Mrs. Knott and that encouraged me to post this review here. I hope your child has as amazing an experience at this school as I did.

- submitted by a community member
February 12, 2012
We have moved around a lot due to our job, and this is our 5th school in 6 years. We hope to stay here for the next 5 years so both of our children can finish out elementary school at Lawton. This is--by far--the best school we have been in. The teachers are excellent. They really care about our kids and go above and beyond to challenge and encourage them. My children love school and are excited about learning. The principal and assistant principal are very approachable and are involved with the students and families. They provide excellent leadership. I am thrilled with the friends my kids have made, too. If I were awarding grades, I would give Lawton an A+!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2011
Both my children have gone to this school. The teacher are excellent and parents are very involved. It is a great school in our community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
This school has a wonderful Principal, Teaches, and PTA. Very proud to have this school in our community.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
Lawton is a fabulous school with the BEST teachers, students and administrators. Our kids love to go to Lawton because it combines learning with many fun PTA sponsored activities as well. Lawton is definitely the BEST school in Seminole County Florida and most likely the entire state of Florida!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Lawton has a great staff and great students and great parents! Go Panthers!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
There is so much wonderful parent involvement. Our kids are learning so much.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Great kids...great teachers...great staff...great parents!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
We have the best teachers as well as proud parents and eager students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
We have teachers and parents who really want to make a difference in the life of a child!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Best little primary schoolers in the country! they all strive to be the best people they can be thanks to their hard work, and the support of their parents and the staff of lawton elem.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
Awesome parent/teacher participation in making this school the best it can be. Wonderful administration staff and caring principals. So glad my kids go to Lawton! :)

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
We have the best and most dedicated teachers and parent dividends. We strive harder each year to be an A school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
Lawton is a school that strives for the best education while creating a total community atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2009
Lawton is a great school. The PTA is amazing, they get things done. The leadership is also awesome. The principal does a great job running the school. We are excited to be here.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2007
All five of my children have passed through T. W. Lawton. I have nothing but praise for the staff and especailly the new(ish) principal!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2007
Lawton is an excellent school. We have been extremely happy with the teachers. The PTA is the best! I truly regret not becoming more involved with the PTA at Lawton. They seem like a great group of women and they run many committees that enrich the children's lives at Lawton. If you are new to Lawton - call the President and volunteer. You will regret it if you don't.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2006
Great school! Friendly teachers! Lots of parent support!

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2006
Quality academic programs safe Teachers available for conferences administration very approachable Active PTA.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2006
Terrific school, teachers very compassionate, care a great deal about the students, and their potential.

- submitted by a former student
December 13, 2005
Strong parent involvement principal very visible on campus and in classrooms principal also seen at afetr school events to suppport students and staff Teachers meet the needs of all students and are willing to discuss academic concerns

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2005
Parent involvement is great at this school. Principal is visible around campus and in the classroom. Principal has also been seen at student after school events to support students and staff

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2005
Lawton provides a well rounded education for all students. Lawton has programs for PE, Art, Music, Technology and a well stocked Media Center for research. Parent volunteering is encouraged, and parents are active in all aspects of the school. There is a new principal for 05-06, and positive changes are expected. My child has been happy at Lawton, and we have felt comfortable on campus at the many activities provided for the families.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2005
My child has learned to love learning, is continuously challenged and exposed to new and very cool experiences and activities, and thrives in this wonderful school community. It is much more than I ever expected or hoped for.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2005
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December 07, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2004
I've had a positive experience at our school overall. The PTA and volunteer activity is superb and basically runs the school. Our principal is retiring as of May 2005 and has not shown me any kind of innovative thinking or proactive leadership in the seven years I've seen. (When presented with a situation, he chooses a solution that involves no work for him, and the least number of parents on campus. I've never seen him visit a classroom except on Open House night.) Most of the great enrichment programs available to the students are run by PTA. I've had one disappointment, and that is with the gifted student program and/or teacher. The curriculum lacks any depth and the teacher is harsh, very sarcastic and has made many of her students cry and drop out of the program eventually. She retired a long time ago, but she still shows up for work!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2004
Lawton is a terrific environment for a child to develop. Everyone on campus is concerned with the growth of each individual. This school also has amazing parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2004
My eldest granddaughter is now in 6th grade at Jackson Heights and is a straight A student. Her Lawton years were wonderful! My youngest is in 3rd grade at Lawton and is doing extremely well. Both girls love Lawton and I do too. Never did I have a worry after I dropped them off for school; I knew they would receive lots of TLC along with an above average elementary education. One hears all sorts of negatives about government schools, however, our family tends not to think of Lawton as a government school but as a center rich in educational opportunity. Lawton is a A+ school in our book; the administration and teaching staff come none better. Kudos to Lawton!

- submitted by a community member
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Lawton Elementary School
151 Graham Avenue, Oviedo, FL  32765
(407) 320-6350
Last modified Lawton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lawton Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top