Lawrence school information

IndexLawrenceKansasNational
Average Test Scores47%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools2497079,221
Total private schools519024,874
Total post-secondary schools3867,963
The Lawrence, KS educational system consists of 24 public schools, 5 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Lawrence public schools have average test scores of 47% which is 25% higher than than the Kansas average and 4% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lawrence public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in Kansas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 91.9% have completed high school, 53.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 9.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Lawrence are 4% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 24 public schools in Lawrence.
  • 92.4% of people in Lawrence have completed 8th grade.
  • 91.9% of people in Lawrence have completed high school.
  • 53.6% of people in Lawrence have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Lawrence

IndexLawrenceKansasNational
Completed 8th grade92.4%87.4%84.3%
Completed high school91.9%86.1%83.0%
Completed some college78.6%63.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree60.0%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors53.6%31.6%30.3%
Completed masters25.8%11.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree9.5%3.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.5%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Lawrence (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Edgerton, KS1,64077%56%
Linwood, KS39152%6%
Baldwin City, KS4,59940%19%
Eudora, KS6,11640%20%
Lecompton, KS56735%30%
Lawrence, KS92,61147%4%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hesperia, CA92,66424%52%
Carson, CA92,78030%40%
Rio Rancho, NM92,96634%30%
Santa Monica, CA92,24761%24%
Sandy, UT93,14153%8%
Lawrence, KS92,61147%4%
Source: The Lawrence, KS education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.