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PK-8
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Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 372

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9928 South Crandon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617

(773) 535-6320
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August 01, 2010
My child went to this mad house for 3 years......maintain your sanity~ do NOT send your child here.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
This school is very bad off!! Since the Local School Council came up with the bright idea to fire the principal, the school has turned into a mad house. The front office is excellent! However, just the other day I saw a student punch the sec. guard.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
My children attended Robert Lawrence and now my grandchildren attend this school. For years the school has been great -- the teachers are awesome. Now the politics and district zoning have created unsolvable problems that only the voices of the parents and community may be able to help change. Overall - I think the school officials at Robert Lawrence are trying very hard to give the best quality education they can to our children.

- submitted by a community member
October 30, 2008
My child has attended this school for several years, I have watch this school grow to become a great school. The Principal and teachers are dedicated and really care about the students. The office staff is very informative and helping. This school also offers parents volunteering opportunities to participate in the learning process. All suggestion are taken into consideration and implemented quickly. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2008
Every year Robert h Lawrence gets worst. The children are fighting. The older kids are picking with the younger children. When I was at the school, a 7th or 8th grader was not in uniform and they tried to send her home. The problem with that was that she has not worn a uniform to school since the beginning of the school year. She cursed out the principle in front of her parent who works for the board of education. The unform problem should have been taken care of at the beginning of the school year. That is the principles fault along with the parent. I think that a lot of the teachers that were let go last year needs to come back. The special ed teacher is wonderful but she has no help. Where are the teachers aides or helpers. My child was excepted to another school.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2007
This school has fallen and the students and the administration are the people that are responsible. The direction of a school is the direct result of the administration. If anyone cares about students and their success then please focus on the students and stop pointing at each other and take responsibility for themselves. We have lost focus of what the educational system is suppose to do.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2006
As a former student and parent of a child who attended this school. I am very disappointed on how bad the school has gotten now. The school does have computers and music class, but their not being taught. It's just another class to goof off in. Majority of the teachers don't care. They are just there to pick up a paycheck and the one's who do are telling parents to get their kids out of the school. I am fortunate that i did find my child a better school.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2005
Academic programs are terrible. There are no after school programs for the children. There are no music classes or art classes. It is impossible for a parent like me that works 9 to 5 to be involved in this school. They never have any meetings with parents after hours and it is hard to meet with a teacher.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2005
I have three children at this school. My oldest is in the fifth grade. In the past couple of years I have notice changes in the school for the worst. Everyday more and more kids are fighting and adminstration is not doing anything about it. Last year, I went up to the school at least twice a month for older students picking on my son who was in the first day and nothing every happen. The scores on the Iowa test are getting worst.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
We moved to the Jeffery Manor neighborhood in the summer of 2004. Our son started attending this school in 2005. Since, that time our interactions and contact with the school has be very disturbing. The academic goals at this school seems to be a strive for mediocrity or worse. The 6th grade classes are overcrowded and the teachers seem dispassionate and apathetic about student achievement. This is a horrible school. The biggest joke is that CPS has it listed as a magnet program. I wish I had the resources to send my child elsewhere. I going to work hard to find another place for him before he becomes another negative statistic.

- submitted by a parent
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Lawrence Elementary School
9928 South Crandon Avenue, Chicago, IL  60617
(773) 535-6320
Last modified Lawrence Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lawrence Elementary School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top