Welcome to Lawson High School, a National Blue Ribbon Award-winning school. We are a community-based school that maintains a safe learning environment. Our strong staff guides students to high achievement and helps them build strong relationships within the community. Our wonderful students are open and friendly, creating a tight-knit culture that encourages involvement in various activities. Year after year, the students and staff actively practice the mission of Lawson High School:​​​​​

To form a partnership with family, business, and community in order to provide a quality education in a safe, drug free environment that prepares students to be confident in their abilities, enthusiastic about their possibilities, and eager to engage life as contributing members of society.

Our website is a great resource that offers information about upcoming events, school activities, staff contacts, school handbook, A+ requirements and many other details about our school. It is our goal to meet the needs of students and the community while creating life-long learners.


Mr. Scott Harrold

Mr. Harrold has been in the Lawson School District since 2007 after teaching and coaching for 13 years in the Marshall School District and serving as an administrator in the Cameron School District for a year.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Missouri, a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from Lindenwood University and an Education Specialist degree from William Woods University.  

Mr. Clint Ross
Coach Ross, a proud graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, came to Lawson High School for the 1994-95 school year and served as a teacher and coach for 14 years.  During that span he taught many different social studies courses  In addition to his teaching duties Coach Ross served as a member of the Football, Basketball, and Softball coaching staffs, as well as being the Head Baseball Coach during that time.  

For the past 10+ years, Coach Ross has served as the Assistant Principal and A+ Coordinator for the High School.  Coach Ross was chosen as the 2016 Northwest Missouri Assistant Principal of the Year, as well as the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals State Assistant Principal of the Year.   

Coach Ross and his wife Kim have made Lawson their home for many years.  They have one son, Maxwell who is a Lawson Alum, and is currently attending Northwest Missouri State University and is a member of the Bearcat Baseball Team.  In recent years, Coach Ross' parents, his wife Kim's parents, and Kim's sister and her family have all made Lawson their home.   
"They are all good days!"
Lawson High School
Grades 9-12

Mr. Scott Harrold, Principal
Mr. Clint Ross, Asst. Principal
600 Bob Gill Dr. Lawson, MO 64062
(p) 816 580-7270  (f) 816 296-3048