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  • All about Lawrence Public Schools

    With a focus on educational equity and its strategic plan initiatives of Cohesive Curriculum, Student-Centered Learning, Safe and Supportive Schools, Effective Employees, and Data-Informed Decisions, Lawrence Public Schools has earned a reputation for offering students an excellent educational experience.

    Our 🗝 keys to our success high-quality staff, bright and talented students, actively involved parents and families, supportive business/community partners, and a resource-rich university community, where education is valued!

    Lawrence Public Schools provides innovative professional development & ongoing support for our educators including:

    • Professional Learning Communities
    • Peer Mentoring Program
    • Weekly Collaboration Time
    • Reasonable Class Sizes
    • Instructional Technology
    • Competitive Salaries and Benefits
  • USD 497 Fast Facts:

    ✷ The seventh-largest school district in Kansas. ( Boundary Map )

    ✷ Conveniently located on I-70 between the state capital, Topeka, and Kansas City.

    ✷ Serves approx. 11,000 students.

    ✷ Offers an early childhood program with Parents as Teachers, tiny-k Early Intervention Services and an Early Childhood Educational Readiness Pre-K Program.

    ✷ Operates 11 elementary schools (Grades K-5), four middle schools (Grades 6-8), and two comprehensive high schools (Grades 9-12).

    ✷ Provides career and technical educational opportunities to juniors and seniors attending both high schools at the Lawrence College & Career Center and the College and Career Academy.

    ✷ Operates the Lawrence Virtual School serving K-12 students throughout Kansas.

    ✷ Offers Adult Education Services (adult basic education, ESL, diploma-completion, and GED study and testing)