Lawton Alternative School (K-8)

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  • About Lawton Alternative School (K-8)

    Lawton muralWe, the Lawton community, encourage academic excellence, critical thinking, tolerance and strength of character. Through scholarship, creativity, exploration and service, we grow individually and as a community. We are committed to educating the whole child with respect, responsibility, and compassion. It is the mission of Lawton Alternative School to produce students who achieve academic excellence, exhibit good character, explore personal interests, and acquire the necessary habits of mind and behavior that enable them to attain high personal, education and career aspirations. We want students to feel welcome, safe, and free to ask questions.

    Our teachers design lesson plans that maximize the opportunities for our students to become actively involved in mastering the specific subject matter. Our dedicated teachers also maintain regular communication with students' parents and involve parents in their children's education. Teachers provide progress reports to parents in addition to regular report cards. Information to parents focuses on assessments, achievement data, meeting standards, and completion of requirements for grade level and promotion. Teachers at Lawton create classrooms that are responsive to all diverse learners. They engage students in discussion, debate, creative thinking, questioning, and teamwork, and promote relationship building and interdependence.

  • Before School Programs

    K.E.E.P - Fee-based AM and PM childcare. Call 415-681-0390 or 415-661-9891 for more details.
  • After School Programs

    *PRIDE/YMCA: 3:15 to 6:00 p.m. Offered both fee and no-fee service to grades 2-8 via an application process *K.E.E.P - Fee-based AM and PM childcare. Call 415-681-0390 or 415-661-9891 for more details. *Fee based Mandarin program
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist Program Services
    • Separate class - Moderate/severe
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Computer carts
    • Computer lab
    • Education Outside
    • English literacy interventionist
    • Playworks
    • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
    • Technology teacher
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Ceramics
    • Dance
    • Gardening
    • Performing arts
    • Theater
    Artists-in-residency for dance and theatre, literary, and fine arts; music teacher for performing arts; and partnership with the San Francisco Ballet and the San Francisco Symphony-Adventures In Music Program.
  • Athletics

    • Basketball
  • Student Support Programs

    • Counselor
    • Family liaison
    • Social worker
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 7%
  • School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

    School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are required by state law and are intended to provide families with important information.

  • School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)

    School communities gather twice a year to review data and previous actions in order to intentionally plan for the coming months. The School Plan for Student Achievement is the template on which this review and stakeholder engagement process is codified.

  • 2018-2019 School Accountability Highlights

    Published annually by SFUSD to provide access to key data points and three-year trends related to student achievement and school culture-climate. The highlights are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Filipino, and Vietnamese.
  • 2018-2020 School Balanced Scorecard (BSC)

    A two-year plan each school creates with families, students and community members that details the school's goals and priorities.
  • 2018-2019 Social-Emotional and Culture Climate Report

    SFUSD annually surveys families and school staff on a range of school climate indicators that have been found to predict positive student academic achievement. The social-emotional learning of students in grades 4-12 is also assessed.
Contact Info
  • Address

    1570 31st Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94122
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Lawton Alternative School

Grades K-8

1570 31st Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

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K-5: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Middle School: 9:00 a.m. - 3:16 p.m.