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Lawrence High School

Public | 9-12 | 732 students


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Posted August 5, 2013

Being a Senior at LHS in a few weeks, I strongly feel that there is a bullying problem, some of the teachers do not care, and if I had to say anything good, it would be that the food is WAY BETTER than the food served at Benton Elementary School.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 16, 2011

i think the school needs to work on how it uses its money. everytime football season starts thats where all the money goes. and when its other seasons money goes there. the money should go to the teaching not the extra things. in my opinion the school is going to be closed in the next few years at the rate their going. the faculty keeps alot of things "under the rug" when things happen. They push their kids to finish high school and completely rip them off of their education.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 13, 2011

As a student at Lawrence I feel there is a big bullying issue. i feel that faculty needs to hunker down on the bullying. many of our students are being bullied and there is nothing being done. All they get is a slap on the wrist and then they are suspended for 10 days and then get to come back and do it again. as far as the teachers, I think they are great. They take alot of time time to teach the students the best they can and push the student to achieve their goals. i think this school is a great school but bullying needs to stop.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 18, 2008

I think the school has a very good enviorment surrounding it. It is a great school and gets their students ready for their future.

Posted October 15, 2007

Lawrence offers a wide range of co-curricular activities which connect students with the community in both athletic and non-athletic activities. The school has superior technological resources in comparision with other area schools and the level of connection which students feel to the school is much higher than most area high schools. Teachers care about their kids and often go out of the way to work with students beyond the class room.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted November 14, 2006

There is a higher level of education than most schools. Its very political.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted March 16, 2006

Like anything, you get out of it what you put into it.... With that said, I am extremely pleased with the education my children are receiving at Lawrence High School. They are being challenged, yet are receiving such great support from all teachers. It has been a wonderful experience for both children. They look forward to going to school each and every day. They feel safe and comfortable. We feel fortunate and proud that Lawrence High School is our alma mater.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 24, 2005

The school has great sports level of parent involvement is limited and the teachers do not seem to care about the child if they are in the middle of the road unless they are failing then and only then is the parent notified that there is a problem.
—Submitted by a parent

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Critical Reading

The state average for Critical Reading was 49% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 43% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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In 2012-2013 Maine used the Maine High School Assessment (MHSA) to test students in grade 11 in critical reading, math, writing and science. The results reported show how well students are mastering state standards, specific skills defined by the state of Maine. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Maine Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9 School St
Fairfield, ME 04937
Phone: (207) 453-4200


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