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Leonard Lawrence Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 401 students

 
 

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Posted January 23, 2013

Excellent school. We have been here w/ 3 children for 7 years with 1 more year after this to go. Teachers are exceptional, class sizes are about 20-22-1 and childern get individual attention. This is our 3rd principal- first and last are GREAT..second was "offered" to retire. Current one of 2 years is a good communicator w/ clear expectations & communicates well w/ children and parents alike--has clear expectations for behavior and does not bend b/c children want to do their own thing. Teachers know individual children's strengths and communicate as needed & if need remediaton. Before & after care great!!Safe and nurturing environment as well...many extra curricular activities , DARE and music program are standouts.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2011

As a military family the transition to this new school was seamless. The school has a great plan for enabling students PCSing in mid year to quickly adjust to their new surroundings. My son is in the 3rd grade and his teacher does a wonderful job of keeping us posted on his progress. I couldn't be happier with my choice to send him to Leonard Lawrence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

Our children attended LL for 3 years and we were sad to move. The principal, teachers, and staff were wonderful. We had no issues with safety, you should not drop off your children too early if you are not going to stay and supervise, they have Kids Time (before and after school day care) for parents who need it. Mrs. Frye is a consistant, positive principal who runs the school very well. She SHOULD be the person in charge, not every child's friend. We will use this school as our gauge in all of our schools and hope we find one that comes close!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2006

My daughter has attended Leonard Lawrence since first grade (she is in 5th now) and it saddens me that we are moving and she will not get to do her last year there. Leonard Lawrence is an exceptional elementary school with excellent teachers and great programs. There are plenty of extracurricular activity options and many fun family activities such as free ice cream socials and an annual carnival. This is truely a great school and a great school district that cares about their children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2006

Leonard Lawrence is a wonderful school filled with a wonderful staff. I know that my kids are safe and loved and challenged intellectually. As a parent, I feel welcome anytime and the teachers we've had so far have been nothing but honest and they truly want the best for 'our' kids. The PTA does fantastic and fun things for the kids...more than PTA's at other schools I know. We are in the process of possibly moving, and we are going to do everything in our power to keep our kids at this school. We love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

This is a fantastic school with a caring teachers and organized staff. I was really impressed with the front office staff efficiency while I made the mid-year transition for my Kindergartener and 2nd grader. Both were warmly welcomed into the school - which made me feel greatful that I had chosen this school. The teachers are compassionate and inspiring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2004

In my 9-year experience as a social worker, this is one of the best schools I have ever worked with. The staff are energetic, compassionate, and committed to the growth and development of their students. Support services are comprehensive, and evaluation of special education needs is the most thorough I have ever encountered. The high quality of the school starts at the top, with a principal whose concern for his students is obvious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2004

My child attended this school during his Kindergarten & first grade years. I was very impressed with his teachers, the curriculum, and the family atmosphere at the school. The PTA was very active. They encouraged parental involvement at the school. Having moved to a DoDDS school in Germany, my son's time at LL prepared him extremely well- he had no problems with the transition.
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Posted August 31, 2003

Leonard Lawrence has everything a parent would want for their child's education. The curriculum for each grade is on par with a private school and includes Music, Art, Spanish, Sign Language, etc. The teacher's are well-respected by students and parents alike. Leonard Lawrence has an amazing Principal, Mr. Ron Giller. He knows the name and face of every one of the 505 students. He has lunch one day a week with selected pupils from each grade. When the principal has that high a level of commitment and interest in the students, the teachers follow his example. What results, is the best education you can get for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 75% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female80%
Male88%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic89%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic84%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska 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: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female76%
Male83%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic80%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch77%
Special education students53%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male83%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic86%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch91%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female85%
Male64%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic71%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch62%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska 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: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students62%
Female70%
Male55%
Black, not Hispanic)40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic66%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch52%
Special education students38%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female77%
Male69%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic72%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch62%
Special education students31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Black, not Hispanic)50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic64%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch43%
Special education students31%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska 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: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students48%
Female33%
Male61%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic50%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female79%
Male85%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic86%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska 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: Nebraska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 70%
Black 12% 7%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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