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Lawrence High School

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Posted February 24, 2012

My Name Is Elise Renee Gingerich, And If It Means Anything To All Of You Parents Here In Lawrence Kansas Recently, I Am Sorry For Going To The Lawrence Kansas Teenager Blogs Lately, And Using Profanity, Towards Most All Of Your Teenagers, Parents Of Lawrence Kansas, I Am Sorry Again, For Using Profanity, Towards All Of Your Teenagers, It's Mostly Because Some Rude Acting Teenagers, Have Been Knocking On My Door, For Like An Entire Month Now, And It's Very Annoying (Yes, It's Very Annoying!) When An Adult Who Doesn't Have Kids Of Their Own, Has To Put Up With Rude Acting Teenagers In The Community, Knocking On Their Door, For Like An Entire Month, And It's Very Stressful.....(The Teenagers That Have Been Knocking On My Door For Like An Entire Month, Has Been Very Stressful To Me As An Adult With No Kids Of Their Own....) You Parents Of Lawrence Kansas, Really Need To Keep A Better Eye On Your Kids, If You All Can....(I'm Just Saying, That Honestly Parents Of Lawrence Kansas, For Safety Reasons Especially, You All Need To Be Keeping A Better Eye On All Of Your Kids If You Can!)


Posted October 18, 2009

Both of my teenage boys go there and are involved in completely different activities and clubs...they have something for all student interests at LHS and excellent teachers. Their art program is also very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2008

I was the most prepared student when I graduated and went to a large college out of state. The teachers are wonderful. There is a vast array of extracurriculars in all subjects. I will move back if I ever have children just so they can attend LHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 17, 2006

The quality of academic programs is excellent here at Lawrence High School. I have been very pleased with the teachers abilities to instruct my children in all areas. The music program is exceptional! Most of the music is written by the band teachers and associates. The marching band has won many awards and the jazz and symphonic bands are incredible! The athletic teams are very well practiced and encouraged to do their best. They are pushed hard and they play hard!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

I'm not a parent, but I was a student there two years ago and the school is excelent. The teachers took their time to teach the students. I learned a lot from there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 9, 2004

Well, most of the teachers are really good, thier english, foods, and media departments were all wonderfull. Thier art department was very good exept for one. Also,the adminitsration was quite lacking in parts but other wise it is a decent school.
—Submitted by a staff


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2012.

384 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

386 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

368 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

394 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

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Reading

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Science

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U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2012.

368 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
African American61%
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnic69%
American Indian63%
Pacific Islander92%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities55%
Proficient in English59%

Reading

All Students84%
African American68%
Hispanic52%
Multi-ethnic71%
American Indian75%
Pacific Islander100%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities62%
Proficient in English59%

Science

All Students75%
African American55%
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnic68%
American Indian63%
Pacific Islander85%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities43%
Proficient in English52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students80%
African American62%
Hispanic64%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indian79%
Pacific Islander80%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities55%
Proficient in English40%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 67%
Black 10% 7%
Hispanic 7% 17%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 1%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1901 Louisiana St
Lawrence, KS 66046
Phone: (785) 832-5050

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