Location: 13204 South 29th Street
Grades Served: K-6
History: Leonard Lawrence was a businessman who was actively involved in civic and education affairs, serving on the Bellevue Board of Education from 1966 until 1980. Two months after Lawrence’s death on April 8, 1980, the Bellevue Board of Education passed a resolution stating that the next school to be built in Bellevue would be named after him. No new school plans existed in 1980, but by 1984, Bellevue was growing rapidly to the southwest where farmland was being developed into new city subdivisions. A new school for the Leawood Oaks development was planned and constructed. It opened in January, 1984 and was named the Leonard Lawrence Elementary School.
School Mascot: Leonard Lawrence Leopards
School Colors: Blue and Gold
School Purpose: To provide students with the foundation to make a positive difference in society.
Principal: Mr. Chad Zavala