School Profile

School Profile

Lawton Academy of Arts & Sciences, founded in 1999, serves 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 213 PK – 12th grade students (117 students in the elementary school and 63 in the secondary school).  Admission to Lawton Academy 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 (now called Cognia) which is recognized for accreditation by the Oklahoma State Department of Education, and holds membership in the College Board.  80% of the secondary faculty hold master’s degrees or higher.


Located in the state’s fifth largest city and near Ft. Sill Army post, Lawton Academy of Arts & Sciences’ student body is culturally diverse, with a population that is 60% white, 12% African American, 14.5% Hispanic, 8.9% Asian, and 4.6% Native American. The student body includes military families (56%) and families associated with the local medical community (22%).  Lawton Academy’s students come from Lawton and 11 surrounding towns.


Lawton Academy is accredited by Cognia/AdvancEd/North Central Accreditation Agency which is recognized for accreditation by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.  You can read our full review by clicking the link below.


Lawton Academy of Arts & Sciences

CEEB Code:  372079

Main Office:  580-536-1900


1911 NW 72nd Street, Lawton, OK 73505

Fax: 580-536-2972

Superintendent & Elementary Principal:  Kay F. Johnson

Chief Operating Officer & Secondary Principal:  Michelle R. Smith

Business Manager:  Jim Johnson

Chief Marketing Officer:  Bria Saintcross

Chief Financial Officer:  Tony Saintcross

Athletic Director:  JT Smith

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 2022

Lawton Academy of Arts & Sciences has had 46 graduates since our first graduating class of 2008.  90% of these have gone on to four-year colleges, 3% have joined the military, and 2% 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), Southern Methodist University (TX), Loyola University (IL), Fordham University (NY), and Texas A&M (TX) 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.

*Our 9th and 10th grades are considered too small for the College Board to list our averages, so we had to figure and insert our own averages. These averages are based upon our students’ individual scores.

2019 AdvancEd Report of the External Review Team Charts & Quotes (re-printed with permission)

AdvancEd Final Report