Average Teacher Salary in Lawrence

The average teacher salary in Lawrence is $39,498.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $33,466 $18,271 $21,143 $34,645 $43,083 $48,423
Kindergarten $40,835 $28,836 $35,293 $41,016 $47,884 $52,114
Elementary $40,220 $23,385 $33,966 $41,096 $48,182 $54,275
Middle school $40,858 $24,389 $34,919 $41,271 $48,299 $54,324
High school $42,114 $25,601 $35,438 $42,110 $49,880 $57,277

How to Become a Teacher in Lawrence

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General Facts

  • Staff: 1,338
  • Full time teachers: 788
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 12 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 323
  • Instructional Coordinators: 4
  • Elementary Teachers: 351
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 0
  • Pre-K Teachers: 12
  • High School Teachers: 409
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 10,252

Financial Statistics for Lawrence

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $61,115,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $46,044,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $9,977,000
  • Total revenue: $117,136,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $56,640,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $60,374,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $17,043,000
  • Expenditures per student: $387,000
  • Total expenditures: $107,583,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $27,778,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $6,327,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $828,000

Information on Schools within Lawrence

Elementary Schools within the Lawrence

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Broken Arrow Elementary
2704 Louisiana St
Lawrence, KS 66046
785-832-5600
  • Total: 289
  • Kindergarten: 34
  • 1st grade: 41
  • 2nd grade: 44
  • 3rd grade: 37
  • 4th grade: 52
  • 5th grade: 43
  • 6th grade: 38
14 to 1 21 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Cordley Elementary
1837 Vermont St
Lawrence, KS 66044
785-832-5640
  • Total: 260
  • Kindergarten: 54
  • 1st grade: 45
  • 2nd grade: 39
  • 3rd grade: 36
  • 4th grade: 31
  • 5th grade: 31
  • 6th grade: 24
11 to 1 23 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Deerfield Elementary
901 Beech
Deefield, KS 67838
620-426-8301
  • Total: 111
  • Pre-k: 14
  • Kindergarten: 17
  • 1st grade: 23
  • 2nd grade: 10
  • 3rd grade: 16
  • 4th grade: 14
  • 5th grade: 17
9 to 1 13 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Hillcrest Elementary
1045 Hilltop Dr
Lawrence, KS 66044
785-832-5720
  • Total: 350
  • Kindergarten: 50
  • 1st grade: 52
  • 2nd grade: 59
  • 3rd grade: 42
  • 4th grade: 48
  • 5th grade: 49
  • 6th grade: 50
10 to 1 34 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Kennedy Elementary
1605 Davis Rd
Lawrence, KS 66046
785-832-5760
  • Total: 338
  • Kindergarten: 50
  • 1st grade: 55
  • 2nd grade: 55
  • 3rd grade: 44
  • 4th grade: 56
  • 5th grade: 42
  • 6th grade: 36
11 to 1 30 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Langston Hughes Elementary
1101 George Williams Way
Lawrence, KS 66049
785-832-5890
  • Total: 482
  • Kindergarten: 52
  • 1st grade: 81
  • 2nd grade: 67
  • 3rd grade: 78
  • 4th grade: 91
  • 5th grade: 51
  • 6th grade: 62
18 to 1 27 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Lawrence Virtual School
2145 Louisiana
Lawrence, KS 66046
785-832-5620
  • Total: 925
  • Kindergarten: 104
  • 1st grade: 76
  • 2nd grade: 102
  • 3rd grade: 110
  • 4th grade: 120
  • 5th grade: 99
  • 6th grade: 115
  • 7th grade: 96
  • 8th grade: 103
not available not available Kindergarten 8th Grade
New York Elementary
936 New York St
Lawrence, KS 66044
785-832-5780
  • Total: 283
  • Pre-k: 148
  • Kindergarten: 17
  • 1st grade: 17
  • 2nd grade: 31
  • 3rd grade: 21
  • 4th grade: 19
  • 5th grade: 14
  • 6th grade: 16
20 to 1 14 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Pinckney Elementary
810 West 6 St
Lawrence, KS 66044
785-832-5800
  • Total: 248
  • Kindergarten: 47
  • 1st grade: 39
  • 2nd grade: 29
  • 3rd grade: 35
  • 4th grade: 36
  • 5th grade: 26
  • 6th grade: 36
11 to 1 22 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Prairie Park Elementary
2711 Kensington Rd
Lawrence, KS 66046
785-832-5740
  • Total: 409
  • Kindergarten: 50
  • 1st grade: 60
  • 2nd grade: 70
  • 3rd grade: 70
  • 4th grade: 56
  • 5th grade: 57
  • 6th grade: 46
15 to 1 28 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Quail Run Elementary
1130 Inverness Dr
Lawrence, KS 66049
785-832-5820
  • Total: 475
  • Kindergarten: 64
  • 1st grade: 66
  • 2nd grade: 82
  • 3rd grade: 58
  • 4th grade: 70
  • 5th grade: 65
  • 6th grade: 70
17 to 1 29 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Schwegler Elementary
2201 Ousdahl Rd
Lawrence, KS 66046
785-832-5860
  • Total: 387
  • Kindergarten: 66
  • 1st grade: 50
  • 2nd grade: 58
  • 3rd grade: 44
  • 4th grade: 59
  • 5th grade: 60
  • 6th grade: 50
13 to 1 30 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Sunflower Elementary
775 North Center
Gardner, KS 66030
913-856-3700
  • Total: 307
  • Pre-k: 23
  • Kindergarten: 55
  • 1st grade: 57
  • 2nd grade: 57
  • 3rd grade: 55
  • 4th grade: 60
14 to 1 22 Prekindergarten 4th Grade
Sunset Hill Elementary
901 Schwarz Rd
Lawrence, KS 66049
785-832-5880
  • Total: 299
  • Kindergarten: 44
  • 1st grade: 44
  • 2nd grade: 45
  • 3rd grade: 47
  • 4th grade: 44
  • 5th grade: 33
  • 6th grade: 42
17 to 1 18 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Wakarusa Valley Elementary
1104 East 1000 Rd
Lawrence, KS 66047
785-832-5900
  • Total: 217
  • Kindergarten: 25
  • 1st grade: 34
  • 2nd grade: 31
  • 3rd grade: 33
  • 4th grade: 25
  • 5th grade: 42
  • 6th grade: 27
15 to 1 15 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Woodlawn Elementary
508 Elm St
Lawrence, KS 66044
785-832-5920
  • Total: 222
  • Kindergarten: 46
  • 1st grade: 28
  • 2nd grade: 38
  • 3rd grade: 27
  • 4th grade: 35
  • 5th grade: 23
  • 6th grade: 25
11 to 1 20 Kindergarten 6th Grade

Middle Schools within the Lawrence

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Lawrence Central Jr High
1400 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
785-832-5400
  • Total: 445
  • 7th grade: 145
  • 8th grade: 148
  • 9th grade: 152
11 to 1 40 7th Grade 9th Grade
Lawrence South Jr High
2734 Louisiana St
Lawrence, KS 66046
785-832-5450
  • Total: 555
  • 7th grade: 184
  • 8th grade: 176
  • 9th grade: 195
12 to 1 48 7th Grade 9th Grade
Lawrence Virtual School
2145 Louisiana
Lawrence, KS 66046
785-832-5620
  • Total: 925
  • Kindergarten: 104
  • 1st grade: 76
  • 2nd grade: 102
  • 3rd grade: 110
  • 4th grade: 120
  • 5th grade: 99
  • 6th grade: 115
  • 7th grade: 96
  • 8th grade: 103
not available not available Kindergarten 8th Grade
Lawrence West Jr High
2700 Harvard Rd
Lawrence, KS 66049
785-832-5500
  • Total: 572
  • 7th grade: 184
  • 8th grade: 195
  • 9th grade: 193
12 to 1 47 7th Grade 9th Grade
Southwest Jr High
2511 Inverness Dr
Lawrence, KS 66047
785-832-5550
  • Total: 679
  • 7th grade: 234
  • 8th grade: 228
  • 9th grade: 217
14 to 1 50 7th Grade 9th Grade

High Schools within the Lawrence

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Lawrence Free State High
4700 Overland Dr
Lawrence, KS 66049
785-832-6050
  • Total: 1,130
  • 9th grade: 15
  • 10th grade: 340
  • 11th grade: 373
  • 12th grade: 402
15 to 1 75 9th Grade 12th Grade
Lawrence High
1901 Louisiana St
Lawrence, KS 66046
785-832-5050
  • Total: 1,269
  • 9th grade: 18
  • 10th grade: 443
  • 11th grade: 415
  • 12th grade: 393
15 to 1 86 9th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $19,787
  • Median family income: $52,455
  • Median male income: $18,811
  • Median female income: $11,562
  • Median income of a renter: $22,346
  • Median income of a home owner: $56,594
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    2,935 3,010 4,090 4,635 2,640