Key Facts

Student population
As of the 2016-2017 school year, LPS serves roughly 13,900 students and their families. The demographic breakdown is as follows:






African American




Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic

English Language Learners:



First language not English

English Language Learners (ELLs)

Special Education:
Students with Disabilities
Low Income:


Economically Disadvantaged

School programs
There are 35 school programs in LPS.  Please click on the “schools” tab on the home page to see a detailed list of Lawrence district schools.

School Type

Early Childhood Centers (EECs)

Primary School

Elementary Schools

Elementary/Middle Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

School for Students with Disabilities

Adult Education Center

Grades Served

Pre-Kindergarten and/or Kindergarten

Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 2

Grades K-4, K-5, 1-4, or 1-5

Grades K-8 or 3-8

Grades 5-8 or 6-8

Grades 9-12

Grades K-12

Adult Education

Student Achievement Results

Lawrence has posted significant increases in student performance since the turnaround began in 2012. District-wide highlights include:
  • LPS has increased the number of Level 1 schools in the district from 2 to 10. Level 1 is the state’s highest ranking in the state’s accountability system indicates a school is meeting performance targets.
  • Math proficiency has increased by 21 points and English proficiency by 10 points, both historic highs in the district.
  • Graduation and dropout rates are also at historic levels and have been among the most improved of any district in the commonwealth since 2011. Graduation rates has improved nearly 20 percentage points to 71.4, while the dropout rate has been cut by more than half to 4.2 percent.