The city of Lawrence, Massachusetts, is located 30 miles outside of Boston. It was built in 1853 as the nation's first planned industrial city. The large textile mills lining the Merrimack River, as well as the striking clock and bell towers, and the breath-taking Great Stone Dam, are all a tribute to Lawrence's industrial heritage.
While Lawrence is home to numerous immigrant communities, over 73% of the population is Hispanic; thus, the majority of the students we work with originate from Spanish speaking countries.
Lawrence High School (LHS) is comprised of six stand-alone schools all contained on the same campus. Each school has a distinct theme, and a separate set of administrators and teachers. Math Fellows are deployed in either the Business Management & Finance or the International High School. The International High School focuses on working with newcomers to the country, many of whom come from Spanish speaking countries. Over 98% of the students at this school speak English as a second language.
For our brochure about Lawrence and the schools we will be working with this school year click here.
To learn more about the Lawrence Public School District turnaround plan click here.
Geraldo Acosta (September 2012): Principal, International High School