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About This School

Laurel Elementary School is a public elementary school in Junction City. 503 students go to Laurel Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 59% of the 503 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Laurel Elementary School is 20:1. Harrisburg Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 85%
Multiracial 7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 13% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 0.9%
Asian 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 46%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I had four of my five children attend this school after making a few large life changes over the past few years and attending a handful of schools. My kids ranged from 4th grade down to kinder. The staff and teachers are amazing!! Ive never had a school so involved with each student. Teachers would call just to say they had and amazing day with my child. The office staff knows you as soon as you walk through the door. Unfortunately we moved to Harrisburg but are looking to purchasing a home in JC just to get the kids back into those schools. Its an amazing town with a lot of potential. I would highly recommend this school. My kinder also has some medical issues that the nurses and teachers were very passionate about. Always made her feel welcome and not out of place. Very supportive team!!

  • (1 year ago)

    We relocated to the area from out of state last year and enrolled our kinder and fourth grader at Laurel. We were extremely impressed with the staff community involvement teaching team and their response to inquiries or children's unique needs. Our oldest moved to Oaklea this year but our first grader has the most AMAZING teacher and our special needs child has received the support encouragement growth and intervention needed for a lifetime of success. I highly recommend this school for its small town charm and exceptional staff!

  • (2 years ago)

    We are new to this school our daughter comes from a 9 rated school and this one is a 4 it wouldn't be so bad but she was at the top of her class and school before and loves math reading and homework as well as science. This school at least her class offers a lot of cutting and pasting math once a week science every couple of weeks two papers of homework for a whole week. If your child is into learning at a great rate steer clear of this school! The staff remembers names which is impressive but they are not the warmest folks around. I have been a volunteer at most of the schools my daughter has gone but it's hard getting into this one. It is really hard for me to rate this school academically it's a less than 1. They do try and teach a social structure which is good but my daughter woke up this morning and said "Mom I don't want to go to school today" when I asked her why she said "because I am not learning anything" that is a very sad statement coming from an 8 year old.

  • (2 years ago)

    I feel that Laurel is a diamond in the rough. Laurel is an amazing school with wonderful staff and students. I transfer my children in from another school and I love the choice I made. Laurel Elementary School is a family and it shows!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Working on our second 'generation' of kids at Laurel Elementary. First group is in high school and couldn't be more proud of the foundation they received while at Laurel. Because the school leads in the way they are fully committed to the children parents and the community also give and participate to a large extent following by example. Our current elementary kids are seeing the same if not better school this time around. The school has a diverse staff good programming/scheduling multiple volunteer groups and a rich learning environment that still includes art music and PE. So wonderful.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is focused on the kids. It has amazing teachers many of them new in the past few years that have been subbing at our school for a long time and have replaced retired teachers. The parent involvment is wonderful and community service is substantial. The extra curricular activites are enriching and the art program put on by the Parent group is fantastic. We have one of the only Self Contained classrooms in the County starting with Kinders and continuing through our 4th grade a fantastic special ed department as well as a wonderful TAG department. I would highly recommend this school to anyone in or around the Junction City area.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is generally a horrible school! I highly recommend avoiding this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    i love the attitude of the teachers

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