Welcome to our website!  Lawson Middle School is the home of the Fighting Cardinals.  Our building is home to about 350 fifth through eighth graders.  Our mission is to provide the educational and social stepping stone for all students to proceed to high school with a broad academic basis, a positive attitude, self esteem and above all an eagerness to learn.  Our goals and expectations of the students:
  • Represent our school in an outstanding manner.
  • Work to the best of your ability.
  • Treat others with dignity, worth and respect.
  • Keep our campus beautiful and clean.
  • Obey all the rules and regulations set forth by your teachers and the school.
  • Reach beyond your grasp and learn new things.
  • Make us all proud of you.

Please feel free to contact the office with any questions.  Our office hours are 7:30 am to 3:20 pm.

Have a wonderful year!
Tammy Dunn, Principal

                               Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.
                                            -W. B. Yeats 

The Lawson Middle School Mission Statement: 
To provide students with an educational environment which will motivate them to achieve their potential and to serve as a resource center for the community in promoting lifetime learning experiences.


Get to know Mrs. Tammy Dunn:

Mrs. Tammy Dunn


I have been in education for over 20 years as a math teacher and administrator. I have a BSEd from the University of Missouri and a Specialist Degree in Administration from William Woods University.  I love working with middle school students.  Watching them grow into independent learners from 5th grade to 8th grade is very magical.  Thank you for trusting me with your students.

Get to know Mr. Chad Lang:

Mr. Chad Lang

Mr. Lang is in his 13th year of education, five of which being a school administrator at Lawson. Mr. Lang has taught in both Iowa and Missouri in the area of Social Studies. Mr. Lang is from LeMars, Iowa, and has a B.A. in Social Science Education from the University of Northern Iowa, a M.A. in Secondary School Administration, and in May of 2018 will be graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Mr. Lang has presented on the benefits of multi-sport participation for the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals in 2016, the Missouri Association for Rural Education in 2017, and for the Missouri Interscholastic Athletic Directors Associations in 2018. His research interests are multi-sport participation and specialization, hybrid school administrators, and teacher recruitment. Mr. Lang was a finalist for Missouri Athletic Director of the Year Award for Missouri in 2018, and the Northwest Missouri AD of the                                        Year for 2017-2018.

                                    Mr. Lang is married to Ericka, a 5th grade teacher at LMS, and has two children.

Lawson Middle School
Grades 5-8

Mrs. Tammy Dunn, Principal
Mr. Chad Lang, Asst. Principal
602 Bob Gill Dr. Lawson, MO 64062
(p) 816 580-7279  (f) 816 296-3164