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First Bell: Elementary class sizes range from 14 to 31; district offers free developmental screenings

September 22, 2011


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The Lawrence school district reported its official enrollment numbers Tuesday, the day set aside by the state to account for students so that distribution of state revenues can be determined.

The district also accounts for the numbers of students in each classroom.

At the elementary level, here are the smallest and largest classroom enrollments — that’s the number of students in a teacher’s class — for 2011-12, listed by grade level:

• Kindergarten: Smallest is 15 at Deerfield; largest is 25 at Schwegler.

• First: Smallest is 14 at New York; largest are two classes of 25 at Cordley.

• Second: Smallest is 15 at New York; largest are three classes of 26 at Sunflower.

• Third: Smallest is 16 at Prairie Park; largest is 26 at Langston Hughes.

• Fourth: Smallest is 16 at Woodlawn; largest are classes of 29 — two at Broken Arrow and one each at Hillcrest and Sunflower

• Fifth: Smallest are two classes of 16 at Pinckney; largest is 31 at Hillcrest.


The Lawrence school district has added two dates for free developmental screenings to assess preschoolers’ walking, talking, hearing, vision, thinking and social skills.

The screenings are available for children who are 3 to 5 years old, and are offered by Lawrence Early Childhood Special Services. Organizers encourage any parents concerned about a preschooler’s development to consider taking advantage of the free screenings.

The next screenings are available, by appointment, Oct. 12 at Kennedy School, 1605 Davis Road, which is across Harper Street from the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Additional dates, announced this week, are Nov. 9 and Dec. 14.

A screening is conducted during a single appointment.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call or email:

• Edie Boehle, secretary, 330-1643,

• Morgan Carter, school psychologist, 330-4389,


EJ Mulligan 6 years, 8 months ago

Cordley and Hillcrest have some of the biggest classes in the district. Let's consolidate!

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