Ranked among the "Top Three" metro school districts in the nation (Expansion Management magazine, 2006), Lawrence Public Schools serve 10,303 students from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve in Lawrence, Kansas. Located on Interstate 70 between Topeka and Kansas City, Lawrence USD 497 is the seventh-largest school district in Kansas and the third-largest employer in the City of Lawrence with approximately 1,723 staff.
Our 23 school campuses include an early childhood center (Pre-K), 15 elementary schools (grades K through six), four junior high schools (grades seven through nine), two comprehensive high schools (grades ten through twelve), and the fastest-growing virtual school in the state. We also offer adult education courses and G.E.D. and diploma-completion programs.
Our school district's focus - Learning for All, Whatever it Takes - reflects our commitment to each student's personal academic needs and success.