K - 5th Grade
9:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
6th - 8th Grade
8:55 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
You donate to a classroom, Donorschoose.org delivers the materials, and kids learn and show it in photos and thank-you notes.
eScrip is a resource where participating business partners contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and debit/ATM card purchases to Lawton. For example, if you register your Safeway Club Card with eScrip, Safeway donates 1% of what you spend per month to the school. Lawton's Group ID# is 119028715.
Next time you go grocery shopping, look for the Box Top logos located on many different products like Cheerios. If you buy any of these products, all you need to do is clip the tops and leave them in the PTA cubby in the Lawton main office.
Common Sense Media presents "Internet Websites: Truth & Lies"--a workshop for parents
Join us on Thursday, January 15, 2015 and learn to judge the trustworthiness and usefulness of websites. This workshop will run from 6-8pm and is located at Marina Middle School (3500 Fillmore). Dinner and childcare provided. For... Continue
FREE Family Fun Nights around Tech--come learn with your middle school student!
Family Fun Nights begin in January 2015! Produce a video or music track (January 21), learn the basics of coding (January 28), or create a wearable, electronic piece(January 29)--all with your middle school student! See the attached fl... Continue
"Technology in the Classroom" parent workshop (February 12th)
"Technology in the Classroom" will be held on February 12, 2015 from 6-8pm at the Curriculum and Instruction Building (750-25th Avenue; parking available).
Participants will create examples of student projects and learn tips on h... Continue
School Tours begin Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 and are Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 9am through January 15th, 2015. Please call (415) 759-2832 to make an appointment for a tour. On the day of the tour, visitors should sign in the Main Office. The meeting begins in the library and then the group goes out to the school yard for the morning lines. A Lawton staff member and a parent will lead a tour around the school grounds.
Over seventy years ago, Lawton Alternative School was founded in the growing Sunset District. The school was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which provided work to nearly eight million Americans during the Great Depression. Most of the school buildings in the area were built by the same architects in an Art Deco influenced style known as "Streamline Moderne." This type of style emphasized curving forms, long horizontal lines, and sometimes nautical themes. Source: Sunset Beacon.
Today, Lawton is a Kindergarten through 8th Grade school with an open enrollment which allows students from any San Francisco neighborhood to apply to attend. Our school-wide priority is to improve the academic performance of all our students by developing each student's learning potential through a wide variety of challenging programs that provide them with as many active learning and problem solving to reach their full academic potential. We endeavor to become better citizens through adherence to our motto, "Respect, Responsibility, and Compassion." Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is committed to fostering a strong sense of community and raising funds to support the classrooms with materials, enrichment programs, and extracurricular activies.
Lawton is a California Distinguished School 1986, 1993, 2002, 2014.