School Details

Clifford J Lawrence Junior High School

4410 South Juliano St, Las Vegas, NV 89147
(702) 799-2540
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1446 students 26 students/teacher (NV avg is 20)

Test Scores by grade

44%
47%
49%
64%
61%
63%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Clark County School District average
  • Nevada state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
52%
53%
71%
61%
62%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Clark County School District average
  • Nevada state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
39%
39%
49%
49%
50%
53%
53%
54%

Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Clark County School District average
  • Nevada state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Clifford J Lawrence Junior High School is a public middle school in Las Vegas. The principal of Clifford J Lawrence Junior High School is Kathryn Mead. 1,446 children attend Clifford J Lawrence Junior High School and identify as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 11% of the Clifford J Lawrence Junior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 58% of the 1,446 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Clifford J Lawrence Junior High School is 26:1. Victoria Fertitta Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 6%
Hispanic 33% 43%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 30%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 7%
Asian 16% %
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 59%
Limited English proficiency 11% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school is awesome. I'm a student here and I love it here. Though there is constant fights between mostly boys you should always avoid having fake friends. But otherwise I once had an F in ELA but it quickly rose up to a B and I am very happy here. Every teacher cares for me and I love it.

  • (11 months ago)

    Worst middle school in the history of las vegas! I feel sorry if you're zoned for this school. Fights Favoritism & Ignorance happen in this school. Administration is WAY too strict with their so called "rules". (Which make absolutely no sense) The teachers view almost all students as some sort of delinquents. As for the others they're favorited. Students are more concerned with their social lives than with actual education. There is also no REAL encouragement to learn/ They just say their plans and what not but don't actually do anything about it. Worst school ever do not go here.

  • (1 year ago)

    Lawrence Junior High School is horrible. I was in 8th grade and I was a new student here a couple months ago and I was being ignored by EVERYONE. They just all stared at me like I was some dog ignoring me watching me struggle. Don't get me started about orchestra. THERE'S NO FRIENDS THERE! The section leaders are completely rude to us back here.There's only asian cliques and the geeky cliques. I've never felt so left out at a school. WORST SCHOOL. I DON'T RECOMMEND!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    They told us that this was a good school but I think it's better than that. Mu family is very happy and confident.

  • (1 year ago)

    Lawrence is the BEST middle school in Las Vegas. Great learning environment and the teachers care about the students! Especially the science department!! If your child is zoned for Lawrence you should be truly thankful!

  • (2 years ago)

    I start at this school as a 6th grader tomorrow the 27th of August . I think that what I have seen so far is just amazing ! All the people who say the dean Mr.Lediard just haven't been compatible with him . He is a very compatible and caring dean . I myself have never seen a teacher/dean work so hard for his students . The principal Mrs.Smothers is a very nice principal who I hope to see every day . Thank you for reading <3 Don't forget that Lawrence Junior High School is a four out of five star school and I highly recommend it to all students !

  • (3 years ago)

    The problem with this school is there DEAN. He is very unprofessional & extremely rude. I was there to pick up my son & the dean went to my sons class & escorted him to the bus knowing I was there to pick him up. I hope he gets fired.

  • (3 years ago)

    Lawrence is one of the worst schools ive ever went too . Teachers RARELY pay any attention to their students . Their is CONSTANT fights monthly almost . There is TONS of bullies here . & alot of people get made fun of. i would N O T recomend this school to ANYONE .

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school indeed! Math department excels especially from 6th to 8th grade! The need to reward all teachers more and especially math teachers who are so much in demand that many opt out to go into industry where they make more money. Who do we think is going to provide the students who can go on to study math in high school and college and eventually work in all types of important organizations throughout the United States. Let's stop depending on other countries to provide our technical work force or take away our good jobs. Support math education in deed not just in voice.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am right now in the 7th grade. this school will help you learn and be a good student. there are no bullies in this school. the teachers are really nice the students are getting better grades and kids are getting better influence but one thing that i found sad is that Mrs. Donnaly left the school she understood what the students wanted and how to help them . she was the best counselor. she got transfered to fertita because they were having troubles. i am in band class and it is my favorite class ( besides P.E) and i always look forward to it everyday. i hope the school will stay the same when my little brother comes to this school. this school is also the most high-tech school. my friend goes to guine and i told him about all the new equipment about the school iPod touches and the new computers ( i heard there is a total of 200 computers in the whole school ) and the laptops ( about 100 of them) . I think in my own opinion that this school is really good and i highly recommended this to and student willing to learn have fun and cooperate with other students.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school year I will be a 7th grader at Lawrence Junior High School and I must say that I love this school!!! Although some of the teachers might be strict they are only strict to help us learn more and to teach us how to be mature adults... my parents are really happy with me because some of the teachers are really nice and I get A B honor roll!! Nevertheless I absolutely love this school and I hope you do also!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter just started LJHS this year. I am very pleased with the school although they could be a little bit laxed on the tank top dress code i mean.. it is freaking hot in the summer. Otherwise my daughter is a straight A student and honor roll student. The teachers are nice and the office staff is nice. There needs to be a bit more after school structure (i.e kids riding their bikes in the middle of the street and then yelling profanities at you) but other than that Its a very good school.

  • (5 years ago)

    im a 6th grader and i loved it here all ready! the teachers are so nice and they will help me with any thing( not the tests) in home economics we cooked so many times and in science we did experments.one more thing we couldnt wear red because of a gang problom a year ago but there is no probloms now so they let us wear red again.yay!

  • (5 years ago)

    This shool is awesom but there are some bullies that the district needs to take care of!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a 6th grader at ljhs and so far I love this school! It has a great learning enviroment and the teachers strive to make you a good student. Lawrence Junior High is a very educated fun school and has rules where they belong and everybody follows them. I love LJHS and cant wait for the wonderful years I have left here.

  • (5 years ago)

    Im a seven grader at lawrence and this school is alsome

  • (6 years ago)

    Lawrence is a wonderful school for middle school kids. The teachers are fantastic and staff are great too. I will tell other parents about this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    hello i was an eighth grader in lawrence middle school now going to spring valley high! it was a nice clean school.i had fun all 3 years! ) <3

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a seventh grader at Lawrence and I'm very surprised at what some people have written. Being an actual student I can say that all of my teachers that I've had so far are excellent and care very much about the education of students. The school rules are inforced very well. I never see anyone chewing gum fighting or up to any nonsense at Lawrence; the staff will not tolerate it. I honestly haven't heard of a fight happening at this school in my two middle school years which oughta make parents happy. Oh yeah and there's tons of things to do after school. There's 6 sports. Also I can name atleast 20 clubs off the top of my head but obviously that would be too big of a list to post. Overall I love this school and I think people should give it more credit.

  • (6 years ago)

    Clifford lawrence is a great place for your child to get a wonderful education and a wonderful future!!!

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