Lancaster High School

Lancaster High School serves 1,601 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the OH average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
Lancaster High School operates within the Lancaster City School District.
The school district's 85% graduation rate is lower than the OH state average of 87%.

Overview

The student population of 1601 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,601 students
Lancaster High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 100 teachers
Lancaster High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Lancaster High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.79. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (OH) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 18:1
Lancaster High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Lancaster High School Asian (1999-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
4%
Lancaster High School Hispanic (1992-2010)
Black
1%
17%
Lancaster High School Black (1989-2012)
White
95%
73%
Lancaster High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Lancaster High School Sch Ethnicity Lancaster High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.10 0.79
Lancaster High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
40%
37%
Lancaster High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
6%
6%
Lancaster High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,344 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Lancaster City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
3
Number of Students Managed 6,344 897
Lancaster City School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 85% 87%
Lancaster City School District Graduation Rate (1995-2009)
District Total Revenue $65 MM n/a
Lancaster City School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $55 MM n/a
Lancaster City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,826 $0
Lancaster City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,117 $0
Lancaster City School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, OH Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lancaster Digital Academy (1.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Thomas Ewing Junior High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Medill Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lancaster Thomas Ewing Junior High School
    825 East Fair Ave
    Lancaster , OH , 43130
    (740)687-7347
    0.7  mi  |  707  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Lancaster Medill Elementary School
    1151 James Rd
    Lancaster , OH , 43130
    (740)687-7352
    1.1  mi  |  369  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Lancaster East Elementary School
    751 East Wheeling St
    Lancaster , OH , 43130
    (740)687-7338
    1.2  mi  |  381  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Lancaster Lancaster Digital Academy
    Charter School
    111 South Broad St
    Lancaster , OH , 43130
    (740)277-7450
    Charter School
    1.4  mi  |  89  students  |  Gr.  3-12
  • Lancaster South Elementary School
    220 East Walnut St
    Lancaster , OH , 43130
    (740)687-7340
    1.5  mi  |  296  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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Did You Know?
Lancaster, OH public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.66, which is higher than the Ohio average of 0.25. The most diverse school in Lancaster is Lancaster Alternative And Virtual Academies Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Ohio or national school diversity statistics.