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Sam H. Lawson Middle School





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10401 Vista Dr.

Cupertino , CA 95014
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(408)255-7500

www.cusdk8.org

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  • Sam H. Lawson Middle School serves 1,249 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 91% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 89% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Sam H. Lawson Middle School placed in the top 1% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

Top Placements

Sam H. Lawson Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:


  • Category
    Attribute


  • Overall Rank
    Highest overall rank (Top 1%)


  • Math Proficiency
    Highest math proficiency (Top 1%)


  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency
    Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 1%)


  • Community Size
    Largest student body (number of students) (Top 10%)

School Overview

  • Sam H. Lawson Middle School’s student population of 1,249 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 57 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.

Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award   Blue Ribbon School (2018)
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,249 students
This chart display total students of Sam H. Lawson Middle School by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Sam H. Lawson Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Sam H. Lawson Middle School by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Sam H. Lawson Middle School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Sam H. Lawson Middle School is ranked within the top 1% of all 9,595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school’s student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sam H. Lawson Middle School is 0.23, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41 . The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.


Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year Data
This SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)

91%

37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above proficient levels in Math of Sam H. Lawson Middle School and the percentage of students that scored at or above proficient levels in Math of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)

89%

48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above proficient levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sam H. Lawson Middle School and the percentage of students that scored at or above proficient levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio22:124:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Sam H. Lawson Middle School and the average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.

Asian

87%

11%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Sam H. Lawson Middle School and the percentage of Asian students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.

Hispanic

2%

54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sam H. Lawson Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.

Black

n/a

6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Sam H. Lawson Middle School and the percentage of Black students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.

White

10%

24%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Sam H. Lawson Middle School and the percentage of White students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.

Two or more races

1%

4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Sam H. Lawson Middle School and the percentage of students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sam H. Lawson Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score 0.23 0.41
This chart display the diversity score of Sam H. Lawson Middle School and the average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.’>Free Lunch

1%

50%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sam H. Lawson Middle School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch n/a

9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sam H. Lawson Middle School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
School District Name Cupertino Union School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Sam H. Lawson Middle School is Cupertino High School (1.1 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is Warren E. Hyde Middle School (1.5 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is L. P. Collins Elementary School (0.7 miles away)

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  • Cupertino L. P. Collins Elementary School

    Grades: K-5 | 719 students
    0.7 miles
    10300 Blaney Ave.
    Cupertino, CA 95014
    (408)252-6002
    0.7 K-5 719

  • Cupertino William Faria Elementary School

    Grades: K-5 | 693 students
    0.8 miles
    10155 Barbara Ln.
    Cupertino, CA 95014
    (408)252-0706
    0.8 K-5 693

  • Cupertino C. B. Eaton Elementary School

    Grades: K-5 | 555 students
    0.9 miles
    20220 Suisun Dr.
    Cupertino, CA 95014
    (408)255-2848
    0.9 K-5 555

  • Cupertino Garden Gate Elementary School

    Grades: K-5 | 680 students
    1.0 miles
    10500 Ann Arbor Ave.
    Cupertino, CA 95014
    (408)252-5414
    1.0 K-5 680

  • Cupertino Cupertino High School

    Grades: 9-12 | 2245 students
    1.1 miles
    10100 Finch Ave.
    Cupertino, CA 95014
    (408)366-7300
    1.1 9-12 2245

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Quick Stats (2018-19)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 1,249 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Overall School Rank : Top 1% in CA
  • Math Proficiency : 91% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency : 89% (Top 1%)
  • Diversity Score : 0.23% (Btm 50%)


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Overview

Student Enrollment
1,195

Best Middle School in California
#8

 Rating10 out of 10
Grades6th grade to 9th grade
School DistrictCupertino Union
TypePublic
 Phone(408)255-7500
 Location10401 Vista Dr.
Cupertino, CA 95014
Charter SchoolNo

Sam H. Lawson Middle has an academic rating significantly above the average for California middle schools based on its high test performance. It is ranked 8th in the best public middle schools in California .

Demographics

Race

The Sam H. Lawson Middle student body is mostly Asian Pacific with a smaller White population and has very low racial diversity.

RacePercentStudents
White10.2%122
Black0.3%4
Hispanic2.7%32
Asian Pacific85.4%1,020
Native American Indian0.3%3
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%2
Two or more races1%12

Family Income

vs. other California middle schools
Upper 1.2%

1.8% percent of the school’s students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California middle school median of 55.5%. By this measure, Sam H. Lawson Middle students are largely wealthy and rank 15th in California for middle school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

GradeStudents
6th Grade428
7th Grade375
8th Grade392
Total1,195

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 8th in California

Students at Sam H. Lawson Middle scored an average 88% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the
state middle school median
of 33% proficiency and places the school’s test performance in the top 1.5% of California middle schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

GenderMath ProficientReading Proficient
Girls89%91%
Boys88%84%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

SubgroupMath ProficientReading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander92%90%
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanic40% to 59%*60% to 79%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White70% to 74%*75% to 79%*
With Disabilites45% to 49%*40% to 44%*
Limited English55% to 59%*20% to 29%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

SchoolState
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%10%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

GroupPercentReferrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

GroupPercentArrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

GroupPercentExpulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

GroupPercentSuspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

GroupPercentSuspensions
All Students1.1%12
Boys1.7%10
Girls0.3%2

Location

Sam H. Lawson Middle

10401 Vista Dr.
Cupertino, CA
95014

(408)255-7500


10 out of 10

1

District

Cupertino Union
Cupertino, CA


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