Lawrence Elementary

Summary:

Lawrence Elementary is a public elementary school in Livermore, California, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. With a diverse student population, the school consistently outperforms the district and state in academic assessments, particularly in English Language Arts/Literacy and Science.

Lawrence Elementary's academic performance is impressive, with 77.06% of students proficient or better in ELA/Literacy, compared to 61.92% for the district and 46.66% for the state. The school's science scores are also exceptional, with 75% of students proficient or better, far exceeding the district and state averages. Lawrence Elementary's academic success is especially notable for its Asian student population, who rank 1st out of 1,154 California elementary schools. The school also maintains a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate and a student-teacher ratio lower than nearby schools, such as Altamont Creek Elementary, Leo R. Croce Elementary, and Joe Michell.

While Lawrence Elementary's overall performance is impressive, there are a few areas that warrant further attention. The school has seen an increase in the percentage of economically disadvantaged students, with 32.34% receiving free or reduced-price lunch in 2022-2023. Additionally, there is a performance gap between male and female students, with male students consistently outperforming their female counterparts. Nonetheless, Lawrence Elementary remains a high-performing school that provides a strong educational foundation for its diverse student population.


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Public K-5

 2451 Portola Ave.
       Livermore, CA  94551-1756


(925) 960-2923

District: Livermore Valley Joint Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
416th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,866 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  20.1 Help
Number of students:  402

Racial breakdown:

White:
39.3%
Asian:
29.1%
Hispanic:
20.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  32.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lawrence Elementary ranks better than 92.9% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.17. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Lawrence Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (39.3%), Asian (29.1%), Hispanic (20.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 32.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lawrence Elementary is 20.1, which is the 5th best among 11 elementary schools in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lawrence Elementary is $7,866, which is the 5th highest among 11 elementary schools in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lawrence Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Lawrence Elementary 416th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Lawrence Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Livermore Valley Joint Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Livermore Valley Joint Unified 326th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lawrence Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Lawrence Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 78.59 1233rd 5789 78.7%
2021 91.93 133rd 1417 90.6%
2022 92.77 539th 5883 90.8%
2023 94.17 414th 5848 92.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lawrence Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 79.59 791st 5355 85.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Lawrence Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 81.15 1025th 5492 81.3%
2021 86.38 170th 1267 86.6%
2022 88.10 735th 5635 87.0%
2023 88.35 723rd 5595 87.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Lawrence Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 69.29 1542nd 5510 72.0%
2021 93.94 87th 1272 93.2%
2022 94.67 323rd 5663 94.3%
2023 96.24 209th 5627 96.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Lawrence Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 91.96 1st 1154 99.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lawrence Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 79.06 744th 4963 85.0%
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Rank History for White students at Lawrence Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 56.17 1333rd 2834 53.0%
2022 75.01 623rd 2726 77.1%
2023 81.46 373rd 2659 86.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Lawrence Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2018 157 7 49 74 0 1 33 0 321
2019 177 8 65 75 0 1 31 0 357
2020 179 7 75 73 1 1 32 0 368
2021 163 5 82 77 3 1 31 0 362
2022 171 4 96 70 4 1 25 0 371
2023 158 6 117 84 4 0 32 1 402

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Lawrence Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2018 321 14.0 22.9 11.5
2019 357 15.0 23.8 13.4
2020 368 n/a n/a 14.7
2021 362 16.0 22.6 14.4
2022 371 18.0 20.6 13.2
2023 402 20.0 20.1 32.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Lawrence Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2018 321 14.0 22.9 11.5
2019 357 15.0 23.8 13.4
2020 368 n/a n/a 14.7
2021 362 16.0 22.6 14.4
2022 371 18.0 20.6 13.2
2023 402 20.0 20.1 32.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Lawrence Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201894.0%0.0%0.0%6.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%96.0%≥98.0%
201997.0%2.0%1.0%97.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%≥98.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Lawrence Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,866

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Lawrence Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1233rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 414th of 5848 Elementary schools
 14.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lawrence Elementary)58.874
 15.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Livermore Valley Joint Unified)59.764.3
 4.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Lawrence Elementary)56.972.6
 15.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Livermore Valley Joint Unified)60.767.2
 6.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lawrence Elementary)58.680.3
 21.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Livermore Valley Joint Unified)62.261.4
 0.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Lawrence Elementary)60.373.8
 13.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Livermore Valley Joint Unified)58.760.1
 1.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lawrence Elementary)75.677.8
 2.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Livermore Valley Joint Unified)64.262.8
 1.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Lawrence Elementary)63.469.4
 6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Livermore Valley Joint Unified)48.350.8
 2.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Lawrence Elementary)65.975
 9.2%
   5th Grade Science (Livermore Valley Joint Unified)48.849.9
 1.1%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students357402
 12.6%
African American86
 25%
American Indian04
Asian65117
 80%
Hispanic7584
 12%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White177158
 10.7%
Two or More Races3132
 3.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients13.4%32.3%
 18.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lawrence Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 402 students attended Lawrence Elementary.

Students at Lawrence Elementary are 39% White, 29% Asian, 21% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 1% African American.

Yes. Lawrence Elementary ranks in the top 7.1% of California elementary schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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