Lawton Public Schools is a multicultural district serving Lawton, Oklahoma’s fifth largest city. Approximately 15,000 students are enrolled in 17 neighborhood elementary schools, four middle schools, one alternative high school and three high schools. LPS operates two pre-kindergarten programs and collaborates with Fort Sill, Head Start and private entities to offer services to four-year-olds throughout the community.
LPS employs approximately 2,300 administrators, teachers and support personnel who serve a student population that is 39% white, 26% African American, 17% Hispanic, 6% Native American and 2% Asian. The remainder of our students claim multi-racial backgrounds.
Roughly 17% of our student population is disabled, primarily because the U.S. Army has designated LPS as a “compassionate assignment” destination for military families due to our extraordinary special education programs.
Nearly half of our student population is military-connected.
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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.