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Clifford J Lawrence Junior High School

Public | 6-8 | 1441 students

 
 

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Posted October 10, 2013

Lawrence is the BEST middle school in Las Vegas. Great learning environment and the teachers care about the students! Especially the science department!! If your child is zoned for Lawrence, you should be truly thankful!


Posted August 26, 2012

I start at this school as a 6th grader tomorrow , the 27th of August . I think that what I have seen so far is just amazing ! All the people who say the dean Mr.Lediard , just haven't been compatible with him . He is a very compatible and caring dean . I myself have never seen a teacher/dean work so hard for his students . The principal Mrs.Smothers is a very nice principal who I hope to see every day . Thank you for reading <3 Don't forget that Lawrence Junior High School is a four out of five star school and I highly recommend it to all students !


Posted April 30, 2012

The problem with this school is there DEAN. He is very unprofessional & extremely rude. I was there to pick up my son & the dean went to my sons class & escorted him to the bus, knowing I was there to pick him up. I hope he gets fired.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2012

Lawrence is one of the worst schools ive ever went too . Teachers RARELY pay any attention to their students . Their is CONSTANT fights , monthly almost . There is TONS of bullies here . & alot of people get made fun of. i would N O T recomend this school to ANYONE .


Posted July 13, 2011

Great school, indeed! Math department excels, especially from 6th to 8th grade! The need to reward all teachers more, and especially math teachers who are so much in demand that many opt out to go into industry where they make more money. Who do we think is going to provide the students who can go on to study math in high school and college and eventually work in all types of important organizations throughout the United States. Let's stop depending on other countries to provide our technical work force or take away our good jobs. Support math education in deed, not just in voice.


Posted November 23, 2010

I am right now in the 7th grade. this school will help you learn and be a good student. there are no bullies in this school. the teachers are really nice, the students are getting better grades and kids are getting better influence ,but one thing that i found sad is that Mrs. Donnaly left the school, she understood what the students wanted and how to help them . she was the best counselor. she got transfered to fertita because they were having troubles. i am in band class and it is my favorite class ( besides P.E) and i always look forward to it everyday. i hope the school will stay the same when my little brother comes to this school. this school is also the most high-tech school. my friend goes to guine and i told him about all the new equipment about the school iPod touches and the new computers ( i heard there is a total of 200 computers in the whole school ) and the laptops ( about 100 of them) . I think in my own opinion that this school is really good and i highly recommended this to and student willing to learn, have fun and cooperate with other students.


Posted August 17, 2010

This school year I will be a 7th grader at Lawrence Junior High School and I must say that I love this school!!! Although some of the teachers might be strict, they are only strict to help us learn more and to teach us how to be mature adults... my parents are really happy with me because some of the teachers are really nice and I get A B honor roll!! Nevertheless I absolutely love this school and I hope you do also!!!


Posted May 31, 2010

My daughter just started LJHS this year. I am very pleased with the school, although they could be a little bit laxed on the tank top dress code, i mean.. it is freaking hot in the summer. Otherwise, my daughter is a straight A student and honor roll student. The teachers are nice and the office staff is nice. There needs to be a bit more after school structure (i.e, kids riding their bikes in the middle of the street and then yelling profanities at you), but other than that, Its a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2009

im a 6th grader and i loved it here all ready! the teachers are so nice and they will help me with any thing( not the tests) in home economics we cooked so many times and in science we did experments.one more thing we couldnt wear red because of a gang problom a year ago but there is no probloms now so they let us wear red again.yay!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2009

This shool is awesom but there are some bullies that the district needs to take care of!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2009

I am a 6th grader at ljhs and so far I love this school! It has a great learning enviroment and the teachers strive to make you a good student. Lawrence Junior High is a very educated fun school and has rules where they belong and everybody follows them. I love LJHS and cant wait for the wonderful years I have left here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2009

Im a seven grader at lawrence and this school is alsome
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2009

Lawrence is a wonderful school for middle school kids. The teachers are fantastic and staff are great too. I will tell other parents about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2009

hello i was an eighth grader in lawrence middle school now going to spring valley high! it was a nice clean school.i had fun all 3 years! :) <3
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

I am a seventh grader at Lawrence, and I'm very surprised at what some people have written. Being an actual student, I can say that all of my teachers that I've had so far are excellent, and care very much about the education of students. The school rules are inforced very well. I never see anyone chewing gum, fighting, or up to any nonsense at Lawrence; the staff will not tolerate it. I honestly haven't heard of a fight happening at this school in my two middle school years, which oughta make parents happy. Oh yeah, and there's tons of things to do after school. There's 6 sports. Also, I can name atleast 20 clubs off the top of my head, but obviously that would be too big of a list to post. Overall, I love this school, and I think people should give it more credit.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2009

Clifford lawrence is a great place for your child to get a wonderful education and a wonderful future!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2008

I am a 6th grader in this school and nobody on this website can tell me wrong from what i see and hear everyday! this school is the dream school for any child around this great nation. and belive it or not my english teacher tought me how to write such a 'wonderful' review about my school
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2008

Its a really beautiful school the teachers are amazing my daughter love to go to school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

I diagree with you.Lawrence is not a 'terrible' school. My son transferred to Lawrence from Guinn (we live by Lawrence.) While it was a rough crowd the school was great! He was A Honor roll all year. So, I can compare Lawrence..... I think as a parent you are responsible to be 'partners with the teacher(s)' when it comes to your child's education! I keep close tabs on his homework & his grades (check 'In Touch' online system weekly.) If I have questions about anything (even the simplest one..like what the homework is about) I write his teacher & give them my number to call me. They do! My 8th gr. son is on the National Honor Society, Lawrence Bowling League, & a Student Aide.The Principal is wonderful!Lawrence has a red carpet on the 1st day of school for students?! Literally! For kids to succeed & learn,parents need to step up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

its a horrible school. my daughter learns nothing !!!! The learning environment is also horrible. I am trying to get her out of this school ASAP. I will never ever recommend this school to any student.
—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 49% in 2013.

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

482 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

481 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

479 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students44%
Female45%
Male44%
Black/African American27%
Asian71%
Hispanic35%
Multiracial50%
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian45%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch39%
Full price52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities48%
Students with limited English proficiency23%
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant44%

Reading

All Students64%
Female72%
Male56%
Black/African American53%
Asian77%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian68%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch59%
Full price71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities68%
Students with limited English proficiency30%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada 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: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Black/African American45%
Asian87%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial72%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian79%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch65%
Full price81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities78%
Students with limited English proficiency56%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students71%
Female77%
Male66%
Black/African American56%
Asian78%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial72%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian76%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch67%
Full price76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities77%
Students with limited English proficiency27%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada 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: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students47%
Female50%
Male43%
Black/African American32%
Asian78%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial44%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian51%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch39%
Full price56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities50%
Students with limited English proficiency31%
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant47%

Reading

All Students49%
Female54%
Male43%
Black/African American33%
Asian71%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial41%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian57%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch43%
Full price57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities53%
Students with limited English proficiency11%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant49%

Science

All Students53%
Female52%
Male53%
Black/African American40%
Asian72%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian56%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch48%
Full price60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities56%
Students with limited English proficiency28%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada 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: Nevada Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 33% 39%
White 29% 39%
Asian 16% 6%
Black 11% 10%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A50%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Las Vegas, NV 89147
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