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Lawton K-8

School Info

Hours

K - 5th Grade  9:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. 

6th - 8th Grade  9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. 

Lawton IXL

African American ART & CULTURE
Holiday Fair

We would like to invite you to support the African American Art and Culture Complex’s annual Holiday Fair.

The Holiday Fair, envisioned 18 years ago by Mayor London Breed, was created to celebrate and honor our children, youth, and their families.

Each year the African American Art & Culture Complex hosts this spectacular event to bring Christmas to low-income families and at-risk youth in need in the Western Addition neighborhood.

This FREE event features games, face painting, arts & crafts,

pictures with Black Santa, whom we lovingly call Kente Klaus, free food, performances, and a toy give away! 

Your generosity will be acknowledged in our printed materials, website, and/or social media.

To make donation arrangements or for additional information please contact:

Ciara Swan, AAACC Youth Programs Coordinator

at (415) 241-4340 or programs@aaacc.org.

We hope to hear from you soon. Thank you for your generosity. 

DONATIONS NEEDED

- African American dolls and action figures

- S.T.E.A.M Related Toys or Gifts

(Science, Technology, English, Art, Mathematics)

Upcoming Events
End of Year
Save the Date
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Giving to Lawton

There are a variety of ways you can support Lawton  Three very easy things that you can do right now are to view teacher proposals on donorschoose.org, sign up for eScrip, and bring in some Boxtops.

Donorschoose

You give to a project, Donorschoose delivers the materials to the class, kids learn and show it in photos and thank-you notes.

eScrip 

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.  

Boxtops 

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. 

School History

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, and 2014

Class photo from Lawton January 1960
Class photo from Lawton January 1960
Class photo from Lawton November 1954
Class photo from Lawton November 1954

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Title IX

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Non-Discrimination Policy: San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or Director of the Office of Equity (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Keasara (Kiki) Williams, at 415-355-7334 or equity@sfusd.edu. A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy and SFUSD’s non-discrimination policy are available upon request.