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Lawson High School

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Posted March 16, 2013

I just returned from the Hale Center in KC and watched the Lawson High School Robotics Team win first place out of 50 teams from 7 states with approximately 5,000 people watching! The school I'm sure thought this team didn't have a chance of winning since they weren't willing to support it financially. The sports teams are funded with much less chance of students furthuring their future occupations by participating in them. We live in a world of technology and what this program has taught students is highly invaluable to their future. Hopefully the school will come to realize this and help fund this class to go to the National competition in St. Louis in April. Mr. Weir is a great teacher with the students interest at heart. His shop class could also benefit from shop equipment, which is another future builder for those interested in carpentry, etc. Respectfully a concerned grandparent!


Posted February 25, 2006

Lawson is a small community but a primary focus in the community is the schools. We have lived here nearly 3 years and have been very pleased with the academic programs, the sport programs, and the level of parent involvement. Two of our children were formerly in private schools, so we were afraid they would find a public school cirriculum not as challenging, but that was not the case at all. The other concern we had was their ability to 'fit in' because they are part Asian and Lawson is prodominently a white, small town, farming community. We have been very pleased that the children have had no trouble adjusting to their new surroundings and have several friends. We love Lawson and the community - its a great place to raise a family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2005

I moved into the Lawson School District by accident. It was the best thing that ever happened to my kids. Lawson has great facilities, the parents are very involved in PTO, Booster clibs for both sports and band, they have a beautiful and modern PAC. The teachers and admistration care for each student and take an active role in each students education process. I'm happy to be a Lawson Cardnial parent. Building my house in the Lawson School District is the best mistake I ever made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2004

I am a student at LHS and I love going to school there. There are many students that complain about some of the policies and I have been guilty of complaining a time or two, then I realize that we are spoiled with so many things for example our amazing facilities. We have a great school and great parents to back us up in whatever it is we do. I am confident also that every one of my teachers would be more than willing to stay after school or come in early to help get me through a subject. These are just a few reasons why I love going to school at Lawson and why I am proud to say I am a Cardinal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2003

Lawson is a wonderful place to learn, it's just to bad there is no other parent involvement than fundraising or being on the board.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
46%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students74%
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Hispanicn/a
White74%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 74%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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600 Bob Gill Dr
Lawson, MO 64062
Phone: (816) 580-7270

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