District Vision Statement

Lawton Public Schools will be a premier school district in the state of Oklahoma. Every student will graduate, and all students will finish high school with college, career-tech, or work experience.


Lawton Public Schools prepares career-bound citizens.

Guiding principLEs

Career-Bound Citizens: We equitably serve our students' needs as career-bound citizens.
Shared Professional Ideals: We celebrate our diversity within a culture of shared professional ideals.
Communication, Collaboration, and Transparency: We foster investment in LPS through communication, collaboration, and transparency.
Healthy and Fit Lifestyles: We promote healthy and fit lifestyles as we learn, do, and teach.

Comprised of 27 educational sites in the heart of Southwest Oklahoma, this Premier school district operates on four guiding Principles: Preparing Career Bound Citizens; sharing professional ideals; promoting healthy lifestyles; and advocating communication, collaboration and transparency. Lawton Public Schools is Oklahoma’s ninth largest district and serves approximately 15,000 students.

Investing in both student and teacher, Lawton Public Schools sets the standard of academic excellence in Southwest Oklahoma. In keeping with the mission of preparing career-bound citizens, LPS offers a wide-range of extra-curricular activities, community partnership opportunities and topics of study at each grade level.

The recent passing of the $99.5 million Lawton Student Investment Program bond shows the unwavering support for students. The current projects – replacement of Eisenhower Middle School, addition of functional safe rooms in seven elementaries, upgrades in areas of technology and equipment, as well as, new textbooks for four core subjects areas – are all possible because of the commitment from our community.

Committed to excellence and education, educators, parents and partners proudly unite each day in the common goal of exhilarating and motivating young minds.

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NON-DISCRIMINATION It is the policy of the Lawton Independent School District to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, qualified disability, or military veteran status in its educational programs and its employment practices. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, educational services, financial aid, employment, as well as provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries concerning application of this policy may be referred to the District Compliance Officer. Compliance Officer C/O Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources John Shoemaker Education Center 753 N. W. Fort Sill Boulevard Lawton, Oklahoma 73507 (580) 357-6900, Ext. 254 All District publications will include the statement of nondiscrimination. Anyone having a written complaint concerning discrimination should make it in writing and mail it to the District compliance officer at the above address. The compliance officer will then conduct an investigation of the complaint and refer it to the Grievance Committee, composed of six members from the certified staff of the Lawton Public Schools. Any person dissatisfied with the decision of the committee will have the right to appeal the decision to the Board of Education.