Esmeralda, or Esme for short, is a recurring character in School of Rock. She is Lawrence's love interest within the series.

She is currently being portrayed by Haley Powell.


Esme is first seen in The Story About Us (But More About Me) where she greets Lawrence, Freddy, and Mr. Finn in the hallway. Lawrence tries to give her a cool greeting by leaning on a locker door before falling down. She is established as Lawrence's love interest in (Really Really) Old Time Rock and Roll and returns his affections after he performs a song about her, singing about how he truly feels about her. Since then, she has helped out the band when they need her, even though she doesn't know their secret.


If there was one word to describe Esme, it would be sweet. She is incredibly kind to those she meets and is willing to help a friend in need, especially when it involves her love interest, Lawrence Dooley. Her love and kindness know no bounds!


Lawrence Dooley

Boyfriend/Love Interest/Good Friend

Main Article: Lawrence and Esme

Lawrence and Esme became an official couple in the episode, (Really Really) Old Time Rock and Roll after Lawrence wrote and performed a song for her. Since then, their relationship has grown stronger as it branches into doing different activities together, from haunted house projects to laser tag.


Season 1

Season Apperances: 2/12

Season 2

Season Appearances: 4/13

Season 3

Season Appearances: 5/18

Overall Apperances: 11/43


  • She and Lawrence are the only canon couple on the show.
  • She is a member of the Travis Prep Spanish Club.
    • She is also a member of the Lawrencians laser tag team.
  • She was a fairy princess for Halloween (Welcome to My Nightmare).
  • Esmeralda, along with Clark, are the only characters to have been a recurring character for all three seasons.
  • She is the recurring character that appears the least.