Lawton Elementary School

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4000 27th Ave W

Seattle, WA 98199

(206) 252-2130

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 440

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

18 Parent Reviews for Lawton Elementary School

Great environmental focus with sustainability education, walking school buses, and teachers that model a bike/walk to work motto. Amazing after school offerings with a wide variety for all loves/interests. PTA supports outdoor field trips, arts, P.E., and enrichment. Love world cultures focus and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/13/15

I have 2 children at Lawton - they just finished 1st and 3rd grades. I have found the teachers to be quite good. There is variation of course, as there is always when people are concerned. The principal seems to be highly involved. He has phone me 4-5 times personally about any concerns about my son ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/03/14

Lawton is an absolutely great school with strong parents/teachers involvement and a great community overall. Teachers are very involved and seem to be genuinely caring about your children's education and character building . We started at Lawton and then had to be away for a year in a different school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/12/13

Our son is just wrapping up his first year at Lawton, in kindergarten. I am amazed at the involvement on campus and how much time and energy caring parents put into this school. Lawton has more resources and parent-involvement than private schools we toured. The teachers devote much more than their ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/28/13

We looked forward to our child attending this school from the time he was old enough to walk, until we actually stepped inside to see what was going. During parent visits, it appears that the PTA runs the school much more than the principal does. It was difficult to get straight answers about special ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/26/13

Love the elementary vibe at this school, the kids seem happy. Our daughter has enjoyed great teachers so far in kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade. The pre and after school offering is also great - she likes chess, jump rope club and choir. The PTA is very active and supports music, art, guest authors etc... ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/28/12

School has not had positive leadership since Mr. Noh left 3 years ago. Some good teachers, but also some that prove certification and degrees do not mean you can actual teach. Ongoing issues with bullying problems and lack of supervision.

Posted by a parent on 02/29/12

Lawton lacks strong, sustained, consistent leadership and, thanks to district 'appointments' has had five principals in two years. Two of whom were/are completely new to principalship. The cluster model for Spectrum in now in place so there are no more self-contained advanced learning classes which, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/21/11

Lawton is having trouble. The staff(some) and principal are not comfortable with the Spectrum self-contained gifted program, so they have "blended" the program into general ed assuring parents the kids will do just as well. It's so ironic that this bastion of white privilege (Magnolia) is so anti-elitist ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/17/11

We have young children so I cannot comment beyond the second grade. Of the 5 teachers we've had are, two should choose another profession. I was appalled when I witnessed a teacher habitually using "old school" techniques of embarrassment to gain control of the class. To be fair, large classroom sizes ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/11/11

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Test Year: 2012
Lawton Elementary School
Seattle Public Schools
* In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Seattle schools — Lawton Elementary School is located at 4000 27th Ave W, Seattle WA 98199. 4000 27th Ave W is in the 98199 ZIP code in Seattle, WA The school district for Lawton Elementary School is the Seattle Public Schools. Lawton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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