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Sam H. Lawson Middle School

Cupertino, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 6-8
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  • Enrollment: 1138


Sam H. Lawson Middle School
10401 Vista Drive
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 255-7500
Sam H. Lawson Middle School is located in Cupertino, CA and serves grades 6-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Reviews26 Reviews

my overall experience here was meh, the main problem was that the teachers were a hit or miss, and most of the time it's the latter. i attended sixth and seventh grade here and there were only 2 or 3 teachers out of my entire experience who were effective educators. an alarming amount of teachers often aren't helpful/don't teach. there were quite a few cases where i felt like i learned nothing in a class, which is definitely not ok. one male core teacher in particular is known to poorly manage lessons and the classroom, and would put no more than 5 assignments in the grade book per trimester. of course average teachers are expected when attending a public school, and a lot of the knowledge students have come from after-school/extra classes outside of school. lawson's, and, more or less, the cupertino school district's rating and test scores are carried by the strong asian population who send their students to extracurricular classes for math and other subjects. if not for these extra classes, the high test scores that cusd is known for would not exist.overall your experience at lawson will fluctuate depending on who your teachers are. if your standards can't be met by the mediocre faculty at lawson, i'd suggest going to a private school in the area.
Lawson 2019 CAASPP grade 7 english average score is 2645 (standard met) , math score is 2690 (standard exceeded). This reflects the mixed bags of Lawson teachers. My child had excellent Math and Science teachers. But English teacher Entous made grade 6 students write 40,000 words for the year, resulting in 0% writing improvement. Maybe a great way for the teacher to avoid doing grading (used word counting software to make sure enough words written, nothing on writing style or content).
Great learning and school community experience for our child
Lawson middle school is preparing both my children with the tools to face upcoming years with confidence and pride. They are truly happy to belong and both my husband and I rate this school at the highest ranking a school could possibly receive.
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