When we moved our family to the area, we were thrilled to have landed at Lawton. We were welcomed with open arms and really can't say enough about the quality of the teachers (experienced 1st and now 2nd). They are excellent. The physical education program is unique and very different from what I have seen in other schools. We love the art docent program, the foreign language options, the before & after school enrichment opportunities. The new principal, Mr. Lanza, is kind and caring and is highly involved with students & parents.
I am so greatful for my son' s teacher. I am sure my second grader son will succeed in life because of her positive attitude. Ms Rudisill encourages Jameson and helps him to be the best version of himself. I feel really blessed this year.
My son was a student there with special needs and the staff was not able to work with him. They were well meaning but they just didn't have the resources or flexibility to work with my son. My son still talks about how they hurt him with CPI holds.
The staff was not able to support my special needs child due to lack of resources and flexibility. My child still talks about his time at the school and cries about how they hurt him when they held him with CPI holds.
Great environmental focus with sustainability education, walking school buses, and teachers that model a bike/walk to work motto. Amazing after school offerings with a wide variety for all loves/interests. PTA supports outdoor field trips, arts, P.E., and enrichment. Love world cultures focus and love the physics Fridays. No school is perfect but with the open atmosphere, welcoming parents, and engaging atmosphere is really close!
I have 2 children at Lawton - they just finished 1st and 3rd grades. I have found the teachers to be quite good. There is variation of course, as there is always when people are concerned. The principal seems to be highly involved. He has phone me 4-5 times personally about any concerns about my son being bullied (he's very sensitive) and has been able to speak directly and explicitly about education plans for him as he is high-performing and I was concerned about him becoming bored and dis-interested in school. I am not overly fond of the music teacher but overall, the school exceeds my expectations and my kids' like it.
Lawton is an absolutely great school with strong parents/teachers involvement and a great community overall. Teachers are very involved and seem to be genuinely caring about your children's education and character building . We started at Lawton and then had to be away for a year in a different school - so, we truly know the difference! It is a great environment where my kids thrived. We are very lucky.