Lancaster High School

Lancaster High School serves 389 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Lancaster High School operates within the Lancaster County School District.
The school district's 93% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

The student population of 389 students has declined by 14% over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 66% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 389 students
Lancaster High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Lancaster High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Lancaster High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Lancaster High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 16:1
Lancaster High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
1%
6%
Lancaster High School Asian Students (2005-2014)
Black
49%
23%
Lancaster High School Black Students (1993-2014)
White
47%
52%
Lancaster High School White Students (1993-2014)
Two or more races
3%
5%
Lancaster High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Lancaster High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.54 0.42
Lancaster High School Diversity Score (1993-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
56%
33%
Lancaster High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
6%
Lancaster High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,257 students has decreased by 8% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 93% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,161 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,837 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has grown by 14% over four years.
School District Name Lancaster County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
4
Number of Students Managed 1,257 3,815
Lancaster County School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 93% 79%
Lancaster County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $17 MM $42 MM
Lancaster County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $16 MM $42 MM
Lancaster County School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $12,161 $10,576
Lancaster County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,837 $10,658
Lancaster County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Northumberland High School (10.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lancaster Middle School (5.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lancaster Primary (2.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lancaster Lancaster Primary
    2.6 miles | Grades: PK-3 | 401 students36 Primary School Circle
    LancasterVA 22503
    (804)435-3196
    2.6PK-3401
  • KilmarnockLancaster Middle School
    5.6 miles | Grades: 4-8 | 467 students191 School St
    KilmarnockVA 22482
    (804)435-1681
    5.64-8467
  • HeathsvilleNorthumberland Elementary School
    9.6 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 667 students757 Academic Ln
    HeathsvilleVA 22473
    (804)580-8032
    9.6PK-5667
  • HeathsvilleNorthumberland Middle School
    10.2 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 331 students175 Academic Ln
    HeathsvilleVA 22473
    (804)580-5753
    10.26-8331
  • HeathsvilleNorthumberland High School
    10.6 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 431 students201 Academic Ln
    HeathsvilleVA 22473
    (804)580-5192
    10.69-12431

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The teachers and staff prepared me for my college career and life in the "real world". I can never show my enough appreciation for all that they did for me.
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