Lawson Elementary School



Lawson Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Lawson Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 93
K 89
1 90
2 98
3 82
4 75
5 86
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Lawson Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Johnston, IA in the Johnston Community School District. It enrolls 613 students in grades 1st through 12th. Lawson Elementary School is the 39th largest public school in Iowa and the 12,416th largest nationally. It has 15.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 613
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 39.16
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 12,416th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 39th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 512th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 48th out of 723

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Lawson Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 342
(56%)
2,147
(52%)
 Female 271
(44%)
1,986
(48%)

Lawson Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 473
(77%)
3,304
(80%)
 Hispanic 45
(7%)
224
(5%)
 Asian 33
(5%)
260
(6%)
 Black 33
(5%)
170
(4%)
 Two or More 28
(5%)
167
(4%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
5
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
3
(0%)

Lawson Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 482
(79%)
3,507
(85%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 115
(19%)
513
(12%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 16
(3%)
113
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Lawson Elementary School is ranked 301st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Lawson Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (21.4%) is significantly lower than the state average of 43.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Lawson Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 453
2006 506
2007 491
2008 483
2009 501
2010 489
2011 477
2012 613

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 12.9
2006 13.3
2007 14.5
2008 14.1
2009 15.2
2010 13.8
2011 13.7
2012 15.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.1280353200883
2006 0.1501976284585
2007 0.17107942973523
2008 0.19461697722567
2009 0.22155688622754
2010 0.21676891615542
2011 0.21383647798742
2012 0.2137030995106

Compare Lawson Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,570.0% 15.7:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 21.4%
 
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Lawson Elementary School
Johnston, IA
Public PK - 05 613 15.7:1  
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Public PK - 05 766 17.8:1 3 miles
Samuelson Elementary School
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Public PK - 05 526 15.2:1 3 miles
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Private PK - 08 370 12:1 4 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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