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  • Welcome to Woodlawn


    Woodlawn Elementary School, located on 5.1 acres of land in North Lawrence, has a long history and can trace its roots back to the earliest settlements in the area. Originally named Fifth Ward School, in 1890, its teachers petitioned to change the name to Woodlawn because the building was surrounded by a wooded lawn of elm, birch, and walnut trees. The original building burned to the ground in 1923, and a new school, also named Woodlawn, was built in 1924. Woodlawn serves students in grades K-5, including offering a full-day kindergarten program.

    Did You Know? The United States Department of Education has recognized Woodlawn as a National Blue Ribbon School! In addition, the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force awarded Woodlawn its Challenge Award for inspiring high student achievement among populations with high ethnic and economic diversity.

    "Promoting a healthy self–image, positive attitude, and essential skills to live, learn and work in international society."

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  • Arrival and Dismissal Procedures 


    The front doors will open at 7:45 am for arrival. K-3rd grade will enter through the door of the commons area by the bike rack. The 4th and 5th graders will enter through the main entrance. The bell rings at 8:00 am to signal the beginning of our day.

    Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - 3:05
    Wed - 1:35

    Students must be signed out by a parent /guardian if they leave school early. Office staff may ask for ID before releasing the child.

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  • Boys and Girls Club


    Register HERE for the Boys and Girls Club!

    The Boys and Girls Club has an after-school program located at Woodlawn.  The program is offered to students in grades K-5. Program hours are from 3:05-6:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and from 1:35-6:00 on Wednesday.  All participants must enroll and be accepted into the program. Enrollment is limited. Contact Boys and Girls Club at 785-423-3695 for more information. Find information on their website.

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  • Employee of the Month


    Nominate a Woodlawn Staff Member for Employee of the Month!

    Nomination Form

    Employee of the Month

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  • 2023-2024 Enrollment


    To register for the 2023-2024 school year, click here.

    Once you have registered online, we will need these items to complete enrollment: 

    Current immunizations

    Certified birth certificate

    Contact information for the previous school (e.g., name, address, phone, fax)

    Proof of residency (Accepted: lease/buyers agreement, current water or electric bill)

    Physical (if entering a Kansas school for the first time and between the ages of 5-9) 

    Transfer Form (Due by March 31st) 

    School Supply List

    Not returning in the fall?

    Please let us know and have your new school send all records requests to rthompso@usd497.org so we can forward your student's records. 


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  • School Hours
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    8:00am - 3:05pm
    8:00am - 1:35pm
    *doors open at 7:45*
    Jayci Roberson
    Administrative Assistant
    Rachel Thompson
    (785) 832-5920
     KSDE verifies this district has attained the highest level of achievement in providing services to children with disabilities