School Details

Uriah H. Lawton School

2250 South 7th Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 994-1946
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 454 students 17 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

69%
67%
40%
89%
81%
61%

MI00195

None
100%
98%
95%
92%
91%
87%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Ann Arbor Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
72%
45%
93%
84%
70%
85%
68%
51%

MI00195

None
100%
96%
92%
96%
93%
84%
88%
71%
47%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Ann Arbor Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
76%
45%
90%
87%
72%
37%
32%
17%

MI00195

None
94%
93%
80%
93%
94%
85%
88%
89%
78%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Ann Arbor Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Uriah H. Lawton School is a public elementary school in Ann Arbor. The principal of Uriah H. Lawton School is Shannon Blick and can be contacted at blick@aaps.k12.mi.us. 454 children attend Uriah H. Lawton School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 17% of the 454 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Uriah H. Lawton School is 17:1. Dicken Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 48% 56%
Asian/Pacific Islander 34% 15%
Asian 31% %
Hispanic 3% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 15%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Lawton is the best school elementary School in Washtenaw county the teachers are great the new Principle is a charm and the art projects my children bring home are awsome

  • (2 years ago)

    Outstanding teachers programs and community. We moved into this district and I think it's the finest school in Ann Arbor. I'm particularly impressed with the music gym and K-1 teachers so far but I feel positive about all of the staff and their programs so far.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have heard great things about this school and have enrolled my daughter for K next year. I am interested in learning more about this school and hearing about parents feedback.

  • (6 years ago)

    We interdistrict transferred to Lawton for our son who is in Kindergarten b/c we heard of it's great reputation.. it has met and exceeded my expectations. We love the friendly loving culture and best of all the K teacher my son has is the best- Lawton is lucky to have her. She is so in tune to each individual kid and loves them like they are her own. Plus look at the rating in MEAP scores- Lawton is doing the right things!

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter currently attends kindergarten at Lawton. She is having a wonderful experience and it has been very gratifying to see her mature socially and improve academically. Her kindergarten teacher is absolutely fantastic; Lawton is lucky to have had her for 17 years. She has managed to push my daughter in reading where we were initally concerned that my daughter would be held back when she is reading at a grade level above her. Parental involvement is high and I've never had a safety concern. I also like their Pioneer Trailblazers program where high school students volunteer in the classrooms each day.

  • (8 years ago)

    Lawton is a good school educational wise. But its not very diverse and there is underline racism. Its not in your face but you know its there. Most of the parents seem to shy away from you if you dont live in the lawton neighborhood. I dont like how the principal addresses the black families of the school seperatley like were not a part of the school as if were in our own class.She doesn't send out letters addressed only to the white families or should I say the Lawton area parents.

  • (8 years ago)

    One of the most sought after Elementary schools in the city of Ann Arbor Lawton provides a safe nurturing environment for children. The teachers are exempilary and the staff are excellent wouthout exception. The principal is easy to work with and knows the name of every child in the school of 490 children! Her support of her teaching staff make the teachers working environment very pleaseant. The school has excellent MEAP scores before and after school enrichment as well as very strong and supportive parent involvement and an active PTO.

  • (10 years ago)

    It is an excellent school filled with opportunities for your child to grow. The teachers are very professional & encourage children to learn at their pace. With an active PTO & a involved principal I would rate Lawton as the best. My children are learning and having fun at school.

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