• The Mission of Langston Hughes School is to develop a learning environment that values respect, responsibility, teamwork and perseverance to succeed in our changing world. Langston Hughes Elementary School first opened its doors at the beginning of the 2000 - 2001 school year, as the 19th elementary school in the Lawrence Public School District. Our school is located on the far-west side of Lawrence, KS, which is currently a high growth area for our community.

    Langston Hughes offers a wide-range of services for our students. Art, music and physical education teachers are on staff to instruct students in each of these areas. We have a full-time library-media specialist on staff who provides both library and technology instruction and support. We also offer services from counselor, resource teachers, social worker, school psychologist, speech pathologist, nurse, and gifted consultant. Langston Hughes is an inclusive school that serves students with a variety of identified special needs. Students with special needs do receive most of their support within the regular classroom setting.

     At Langston Hughes we have maintained high academic standards and expectations for our students, staff and families. We believe that all students can learn when surrounded by a supportive and caring educational community. Our students have consistently performed very well on local, state, and national assessments.

    Bobcats are READY
    Have all needed books & supplies at school and on desk as necessary
    Eyes and Ears are on speaker
    Participate in class by asking and answering questions

    Bobcats are RESPONSIBLE
    Make one’s own decisions and accept the consequences for one’s behavior
    Act in a way that builds trust with others

    Bobcats are RESPECTFUL
    Use commons courtesies such as please, thank you, excuse me, etc.
    Use kind words and tone when speaking to others
    Use materials properly