Lawrence

Public K-8

 27 Francis Street
       Brookline, MA  02446


(617) 879-4303

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District: Brookline

SchoolDigger Rank:
75th of 935 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,437 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  12.0
Number of students:  679

Racial breakdown:

White:
45.4%
Asian:
31.1%
Hispanic:
9.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.4%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.


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Compare Details Lawrence ranks better than 92% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 4th among 8 ranked elementary schools in the Brookline School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details Lawrence ranks better than 99.6% of middle schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.9. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (45.4%), Asian (31.1%), Hispanic (9.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lawrence is 12, which is the 2nd best among 8 elementary schools in the Brookline School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lawrence is $19,437, which is the 2nd highest among 8 elementary schools in the Brookline School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Lawrence:

SchoolDigger ranks Lawrence 75th of 935 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Lawrence in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Lawrence 2nd of 497 Massachusetts public middle schools. (See Lawrence in the ranking list.)

Brookline:

SchoolDigger ranks Brookline 17th of 325 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Lawrence

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 73.49 245th 884 72.3%
2004 70.56 291st 882 67.0%
2005 65.94 327th 887 63.1%
2006 74.95 226th 911 75.2%
2007 71.46 265th 911 70.9%
2008 69.33 288th 908 68.3%
2009 76.39 212th 909 76.7%
2010 79.27 185th 920 79.9%
2011 78.37 201st 924 78.2%
2012 80.31 172nd 930 81.5%
2013 76.64 209th 928 77.5%
2014 81.12 154th 926 83.4%
2015 79.02 176th 914 80.7%
2016 80.08 168th 932 82.0%
2017 85.57 107th 938 88.6%
2018 84.00 129th 934 86.2%
2019 86.98 100th 942 89.4%
2021 90.30 75th 935 92.0%

Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Lawrence

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 86.80 47th 339 86.1%
2004 76.34 88th 344 74.4%
2005 73.56 90th 356 74.7%
2006 81.61 71st 399 82.2%
2007 84.20 53rd 399 86.7%
2008 87.44 36th 407 91.2%
2009 79.90 79th 409 80.7%
2010 79.67 85th 434 80.4%
2011 84.22 56th 449 87.5%
2012 82.41 73rd 455 84.0%
2013 86.20 44th 455 90.3%
2014 88.44 25th 455 94.5%
2015 87.14 35th 441 92.1%
2016 82.32 62nd 482 87.1%
2017 90.46 29th 487 94.0%
2018 85.77 60th 484 87.6%
2019 87.49 54th 498 89.2%
2021 97.90 2nd 497 99.6%

Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Thursday, August 25, 2011

Open Quote Lawrence School is the best elementary school in the Public Schools of Brookline. The Public Schools of Brookline are frequently ranked as the top public school district in the State of Massachusetts on multiple metrics. Massachusetts, arguably, has the best public schools in the United states.
So, you do the math. The way I look at it, Lawrence School is the best elementary school in the country. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Lawrence

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 286 40 103 9 3 n/a n/a 0 441
1989 282 45 94 23 3 n/a n/a 0 447
1990 294 47 105 12 2 n/a n/a 0 460
1991 292 45 121 17 3 n/a n/a 0 478
1992 298 36 141 14 1 n/a n/a 0 490
1993 307 36 155 20 2 n/a n/a 0 520
1994 335 53 148 23 1 n/a n/a 0 560
1995 312 54 146 23 4 n/a n/a 0 539
1996 312 54 146 23 4 n/a n/a 0 539
1997 327 66 138 21 1 n/a n/a 0 553
1998 311 73 144 17 1 n/a n/a 0 546
1999 293 65 160 21 1 n/a n/a 0 540
2000 283 55 165 19 0 n/a n/a 0 522
2001 270 45 179 17 1 n/a n/a 0 512
2002 242 34 159 17 2 n/a n/a 0 454
2003 242 34 159 17 2 n/a n/a 0 454
2004 238 37 142 16 1 n/a n/a 0 434
2005 258 33 148 14 1 n/a n/a 0 454
2006 278 42 158 25 0 n/a n/a 8 511
2007 277 43 158 29 0 n/a n/a 21 528
2008 282 47 153 42 0 n/a n/a 34 558
2009 284 38 178 48 0 0 40 0 588
2010 313 40 156 47 0 0 44 0 600
2011 298 41 162 55 1 0 55 0 612
2012 298 40 171 66 0 0 62 0 637
2013 309 37 181 64 1 0 58 0 650
2014 320 38 187 57 0 1 55 0 658
2015 334 33 191 59 0 1 55 0 673
2016 335 37 209 46 0 1 56 0 684
2017 328 41 224 60 0 1 57 0 711
2018 337 44 218 64 0 1 58 0 722
2019 320 39 218 71 0 1 56 0 705
2020 308 33 211 65 0 2 60 0 679

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

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 441 n/a n/a n/a
1989 447 n/a n/a n/a
1990 460 n/a n/a n/a
1991 478 n/a n/a n/a
1992 490 n/a n/a n/a
1993 520 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 560 n/a n/a n/a
1995 539 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 539 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 553 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 546 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 540 n/a 0.0 12.6
2000 522 n/a 0.0 12.1
2001 512 n/a 0.0 9.2
2002 454 n/a n/a 9.3
2003 454 n/a n/a 9.3
2004 434 39.4 11.0 9.2
2005 454 40.8 11.1 9.3
2006 511 44.8 11.4 8.2
2007 528 47.0 11.2 9.3
2008 558 41.0 13.6 12.4
2009 588 43.2 13.6 12.2
2010 600 46.1 13.0 10.5
2011 612 47.3 12.9 13.9
2012 637 46.6 13.6 13.5
2013 650 48.0 13.5 12.8
2014 658 44.7 14.6 11.2
2015 673 49.0 13.7 10.4
2016 684 49.0 13.9 n/a
2017 711 51.7 13.7 n/a
2018 722 54.5 13.2 n/a
2019 705 55.5 12.6 n/a
2020 679 56.3 12.0 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Lawrence

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 441 n/a n/a n/a
1989 447 n/a n/a n/a
1990 460 n/a n/a n/a
1991 478 n/a n/a n/a
1992 490 n/a n/a n/a
1993 520 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 560 n/a n/a n/a
1995 539 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 539 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 553 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 546 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 540 n/a 0.0 12.6
2000 522 n/a 0.0 12.1
2001 512 n/a 0.0 9.2
2002 454 n/a n/a 9.3
2003 454 n/a n/a 9.3
2004 434 39.4 11.0 9.2
2005 454 40.8 11.1 9.3
2006 511 44.8 11.4 8.2
2007 528 47.0 11.2 9.3
2008 558 41.0 13.6 12.4
2009 588 43.2 13.6 12.2
2010 600 46.1 13.0 10.5
2011 612 47.3 12.9 13.9
2012 637 46.6 13.6 13.5
2013 650 48.0 13.5 12.8
2014 658 44.7 14.6 11.2
2015 673 49.0 13.7 10.4
2016 684 49.0 13.9 n/a
2017 711 51.7 13.7 n/a
2018 722 54.5 13.2 n/a
2019 705 55.5 12.6 n/a
2020 679 56.3 12.0 n/a

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Lawrence

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $377 (2.3%) $15,890 (97.7%) $16,268
2020 $362 (1.9%) $19,075 (98.1%) $19,436

Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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