School Profile

Lawton Academy of Arts & Sciences was founded to serve the unique needs of intellectually, academically and creatively accelerated students. The primary mission of the school is to motivate students with a rigorous and accelerated scholastic curriculum that is complemented with substantive and meaningful enrichment opportunities.  Our goal is to educate our students to become employers rather than employees. Currently there are 68 students enrolled in the elementary school and 32 in the secondary school.  Admission to elementary is not limited to gifted students.  However, students must pass benchmarks to continue at the school because of the increasing difficulty in the curriculum.  Lawton Academy is accredited by North Central Association, Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI)/AdvancEd which is recognized for accreditation by the Oklahoma State Department of Education, and holds membership in the College Board. Lawton Academy is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students (SEVP).


Located in the state’s fifth largest city, Lawton Academy of Arts & Sciences serves the needs of gifted students in Lawton and the surrounding towns.  The student body is culturally diverse with a population that is 58% white, 14% African American, 9% Hispanic and 19% Asian.  The student body includes military families (28%) and families associated with the local medical community (22%).


Lawton Academy is accredited by AdvancEd/North Central Accreditation Agency which is recognized for accreditation by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.


Lawton Academy of Arts & Sciences

CEEB Code:  372079

Accreditation:  AdvancEd

Main Office:  580-536-1900


Superintendent:  Kay F. Johnson

Principal:  Michelle R. Smith

Business Manager:  Jim Johnson


Grading/GPA Calculation/Ranking

Lawton Academy uses the traditional ten-point scale (90 – 100 A, 80 – 89 B, etc) and a non-weighted GPA. Beginning with grade 9, all subjects, whether passed or failed are included in the computation of the cumulative GPA. A minimum of 24 credits is required for graduation, as well as 60 volunteer hours for those in the honor society (currently 60% of our secondary student body). Students are ranked according to their cumulative GPA.

Class of 2016

    To date Lawton Academy of Arts & Sciences has had 39 graduates since our first graduating class of 2008.  72% of these have gone on to four-year colleges, 2% have joined the military, and 12% have gone to a technical school.  Our students have been accepted to the following universities:  The School of the Art Institute in Chicago (IL), Sweet Briar College (VA), DePaul University (IL), Franciscan University of Steubenville (OH), Agnes Scott College (GA), Mount Holyoke College (MA), Merrimack College (MA), Northwestern in Chicago (IL), and Washington University in St. Louis (MO),  and in Oklahoma: Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma University, Murray State College, University of Central Oklahoma, Cameron University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma Baptist University, and Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

2016 Standardized Test Results

Lawton Academy elementary students take the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills each spring.

6-8th grade classes did not take the Sources of Information test because they use the internet.  The drawback is that a composite score was not possible.  Only the class averages (compared to the national averages – the line) for the core tests are shown.

There is no Pre-K ITBS test.  We used the kindergarten test for Pre-K, and their scores reflect how they did compared to kindergartners.

ITBS Results 2016

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AdvancEd Report of the External Review Team Charts & Quotes (re-printed with permission)

AdvancEd Quotes                         

AdvancEd Student Performance Diagnostic AdvancEd Standards 1 & 2 AdvancEd Standard 3 AdvancEd Standard 4 & FindingsAdvancEd Standard 5   AdvancEd Eleot P. 1AdvancEd Eleot p. 2

5-Year ACT Trends 2014

Click on above graphics to enlarge.  For the ACT trends, the red bars are our scores and the yellow scores are the state averages.  (We receive this report every five years.)

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