Lawrence Southwest Middle School

Public 6-8

 2511 Inverness Drive
       Lawrence, KS  66047-1973


(785) 832-5550

District: Lawrence

SchoolDigger Rank:
43rd of 362 Kansas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,158 Help


Students who attend Lawrence Southwest Middle School usually attend:

High:    Lawrence High

Feeder schools for Lawrence Southwest Middle School:

Elementary:    Hillcrest Elementary
    Langston Hughes Elementary
    Quail Run Elementary
    Sunflower Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  14.2 Help
Number of students:  641

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.3%
Two or more races:
11.1%
Hispanic:
8.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  26.8% Help


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Compare Details Lawrence Southwest Middle School ranks better than 88.1% of middle schools in Kansas. It also ranks first among 4 ranked middle schools in the Lawrence School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 79.29. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Lawrence Southwest Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the Lawrence School District. Racial makeup is: White (69.3%), two or more races (11.1%), Hispanic (8.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 26.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Lawrence School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lawrence Southwest Middle School is 14.2. 2 middle schools in the Lawrence School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lawrence Southwest Middle School is $10,158, which is the lowest among 4 middle schools in the Lawrence School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lawrence Southwest Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lawrence Southwest Middle School 43rd of 362 Kansas public middle schools. (See Lawrence Southwest Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Multi-racial students:
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Asian students:
Hispanic students:
White students:


Lawrence:

SchoolDigger ranks Lawrence 97th of 269 Kansas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lawrence Southwest Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Lawrence Southwest Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 59.72 110th 277 60.3%
2007 52.82 151st 286 47.2%
2008 71.06 68th 296 77.0%
2009 69.32 74th 307 75.9%
2010 80.78 19th 316 94.0%
2011 73.62 52nd 320 83.8%
2012 66.76 108th 342 68.4%
2013 73.90 68th 355 80.8%
2015 87.35 21st 368 94.3%
2016 90.86 21st 343 93.9%
2017 91.12 22nd 358 93.9%
2018 93.86 8th 350 97.7%
2019 86.30 30th 368 91.8%
2021 69.50 77th 367 79.0%
2022 70.69 63rd 368 82.9%
2023 79.29 43rd 362 88.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Lawrence Southwest Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.78 2nd 64 96.9%
2019 78.40 7th 70 90.0%
2021 58.07 26th 79 67.1%
2022 55.58 28th 83 66.3%
2023 70.97 18th 90 80.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Lawrence Southwest Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.54 27th 132 79.5%
2019 50.36 62nd 157 60.5%
2021 85.51 6th 160 96.3%
2022 31.34 126th 171 26.3%
2023 51.22 64th 178 64.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lawrence Southwest Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.29 14th 255 94.5%
2019 70.54 42nd 270 84.4%
2021 48.04 133rd 275 51.6%
2022 53.59 94th 270 65.2%
2023 62.20 68th 300 77.3%
See the entire list of Best Kansas Middle Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Lawrence Southwest Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.14 14th 275 94.9%
2019 81.36 31st 294 89.5%
2021 61.62 88th 313 71.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Lawrence Southwest Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.54 27th 132 79.5%
2019 50.36 62nd 157 60.5%
2021 85.51 6th 160 96.3%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Lawrence Southwest Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.31 13th 31 58.1%
2019 71.82 6th 42 85.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Lawrence Southwest Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.28 8th 280 97.1%
2019 87.26 20th 301 93.4%
2021 74.24 46th 308 85.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Lawrence Southwest Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.65 6th 25 76.0%
2019 91.94 1st 30 96.7%
2022 63.53 14th 31 54.8%
2023 85.07 4th 31 87.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Lawrence Southwest Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 91.70 3rd 69 95.7%
2021 67.47 11th 65 83.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lawrence Southwest Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.68 20th 114 82.5%
2019 54.12 48th 128 62.5%
2021 37.36 80th 135 40.7%
2022 31.36 97th 138 29.7%
2023 59.00 45th 140 67.9%
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Rank History for White students at Lawrence Southwest Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.53 4th 333 98.8%
2019 84.52 22nd 344 93.6%
2021 67.19 71st 349 79.7%
2022 73.58 54th 349 84.5%
2023 79.51 43rd 349 87.7%
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Data source: test scores: Kansas State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Lawrence Southwest Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 503 27 31 16 14 n/a n/a 0 591
1996 503 27 31 16 14 n/a n/a 0 591
1997 560 39 40 11 17 n/a n/a 0 667
1998 528 27 37 16 15 n/a n/a 0 623
1999 523 32 39 13 13 n/a n/a 0 620
2000 531 38 33 12 16 n/a n/a 0 630
2001 527 37 42 17 22 n/a n/a 0 645
2002 509 53 45 28 17 n/a n/a 0 652
2003 509 53 45 28 17 n/a n/a 0 652
2004 524 56 47 32 18 n/a n/a 2 679
2005 524 45 48 34 18 n/a n/a 9 678
2006 504 36 51 36 9 n/a n/a 13 649
2007 495 44 63 37 14 n/a n/a 0 653
2008 511 48 59 41 11 n/a n/a 0 670
2009 493 55 56 57 13 n/a n/a 5 679
2010 504 36 38 41 16 0 27 0 662
2011 482 30 32 53 11 2 27 0 637
2012 489 19 44 48 13 2 20 0 635
2013 490 23 40 50 16 1 37 0 657
2014 488 31 43 49 17 1 40 0 669
2015 511 36 49 55 16 2 43 0 712
2016 500 24 48 48 17 6 46 0 689
2017 479 25 50 41 13 4 42 0 654
2018 464 26 43 45 15 4 48 0 645
2019 482 33 41 50 13 1 47 0 667
2020 485 26 31 55 12 1 46 0 656
2021 463 28 33 55 11 0 48 0 638
2022 450 19 32 50 8 1 61 0 621
2023 444 27 34 53 12 0 71 0 641

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 Southwest Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 591 37.4 15.8 20.6
1996 591 37.4 15.8 20.6
1997 667 45.8 14.6 18.7
1998 623 44.5 14.0 14.6
1999 620 43.7 14.2 17.4
2000 630 47.4 13.3 16
2001 645 46.7 13.8 16.1
2002 652 50.0 13.0 14.1
2003 652 50.0 13.0 14.1
2004 679 45.4 15.0 14.3
2005 678 48.7 13.9 15.4
2006 649 48.3 13.4 16.5
2007 653 55.8 11.7 20.1
2008 670 50.1 13.4 22.5
2009 679 49.6 13.7 20.3
2010 662 48.7 13.5 16.5
2011 637 47.6 13.3 15.9
2012 635 51.4 12.3 21.6
2013 657 n/a n/a 19.9
2014 669 52.3 12.7 22.6
2015 712 57.0 12.4 21.9
2016 689 54.0 12.7 22.2
2017 654 54.5 12.0 19.3
2018 645 52.0 12.4 21.6
2019 667 50.7 13.1 23.8
2020 656 46.9 13.9 21
2021 638 46.2 13.7 20.2
2022 621 44.5 13.9 17.6
2023 641 45.1 14.2 26.8

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 Southwest Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 591 37.4 15.8 20.6
1996 591 37.4 15.8 20.6
1997 667 45.8 14.6 18.7
1998 623 44.5 14.0 14.6
1999 620 43.7 14.2 17.4
2000 630 47.4 13.3 16
2001 645 46.7 13.8 16.1
2002 652 50.0 13.0 14.1
2003 652 50.0 13.0 14.1
2004 679 45.4 15.0 14.3
2005 678 48.7 13.9 15.4
2006 649 48.3 13.4 16.5
2007 653 55.8 11.7 20.1
2008 670 50.1 13.4 22.5
2009 679 49.6 13.7 20.3
2010 662 48.7 13.5 16.5
2011 637 47.6 13.3 15.9
2012 635 51.4 12.3 21.6
2013 657 n/a n/a 19.9
2014 669 52.3 12.7 22.6
2015 712 57.0 12.4 21.9
2016 689 54.0 12.7 22.2
2017 654 54.5 12.0 19.3
2018 645 52.0 12.4 21.6
2019 667 50.7 13.1 23.8
2020 656 46.9 13.9 21
2021 638 46.2 13.7 20.2
2022 621 44.5 13.9 17.6
2023 641 45.1 14.2 26.8

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Lawrence Southwest Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $462 (4.5%) $9,696 (95.5%) $10,158

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lawrence Southwest Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 30th of 368 Middle schoolsRanks 43rd of 362 Middle schools
 3.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Lawrence Southwest Middle School)50.553.6
 3.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Lawrence)44.141.1
 3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)38.433.7
 4.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (Lawrence Southwest Middle School)37.648.7
 11.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Lawrence)34.329.5
 4.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)31.929.9
 2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Lawrence Southwest Middle School)51.542
 9.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Lawrence)40.532.6
 7.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)31.831.7
 0%
7th Grade Mathematics (Lawrence Southwest Middle School)51.550
 1.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Lawrence)33.427.8
 5.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)27.927.5
 0.4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Lawrence Southwest Middle School)40.923.8
 17.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Lawrence)31.420.5
 10.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)25.220.8
 4.4%
8th Grade Mathematics (Lawrence Southwest Middle School)54.836.3
 18.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Lawrence)30.220.6
 9.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)25.922.8
 3.1%
8th Grade Science (Lawrence Southwest Middle School)47.632.4
 15.2%
   8th Grade Science (Lawrence)38.825.5
 13.3%
   8th Grade Science (Kansas)30.722.7
 8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students667641
 3.9%
African American3327
 18.2%
American Indian1312
 7.7%
Asian4134
 17.1%
Hispanic5053
 6%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White482444
 7.9%
Two or More Races4771
 51.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients23.8%26.8%
 3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lawrence Southwest Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 641 students attended Lawrence Southwest Middle School.

Lawrence Southwest Middle School ranks 43rd of 362 Kansas middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Lawrence Southwest Middle School usually go on to attend Lawrence High

Students at Lawrence Southwest Middle School are 69% White, 11% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 4% African American, 2% American Indian.


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