Lancaster High School

Lancaster High School serves 400 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Lancaster High School operates within the Lancaster County School District.
The school district's 78% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 400 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 57% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 400 students
Lancaster High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Lancaster High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Lancaster High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 15:1
Lancaster High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
1%
6%
Lancaster High School Asian (2005-2013)
Hispanic
1%
12%
Lancaster High School Hispanic (1993-2013)
Black
43%
24%
Lancaster High School Black (1993-2013)
White
51%
53%
Lancaster High School White (1993-2013)
Two or more races
4%
4%
All Ethnic Groups Lancaster High School Ethnicity Breakdown Public School Average 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.
0.56 0.41
Lancaster High School Diversity Score (1993-2013)
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.
50%
32%
Lancaster High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2013)
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 (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,332 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 78% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Lancaster County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
4
Number of Students Managed 1,332 3,850
Graduation Rate 78% 77%
District Total Revenue $17 MM $43 MM
District Spending $16 MM $42 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,279 $11,282
District Spending / Student $11,796 $11,065
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • LancasterHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Lancaster Primary
    36 Primary School Circle
    LancasterVA 22503
    (804)435-3196
    2.6 mi | 446 students | Gr. PK-3                      
  • KilmarnockLancaster Middle School
    191 School St
    KilmarnockVA 22482
    (804)435-1681
    5.6 mi | 486 students | Gr. 4-8                      
  • HeathsvilleNorthumberland Elementary School
    757 Academic Ln
    HeathsvilleVA 22473
    (804)580-8032
    9.6 mi | 697 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • HeathsvilleNorthumberland Middle School
    175 Academic Ln
    HeathsvilleVA 22473
    (804)580-5753
    10.2 mi | 346 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • HeathsvilleNorthumberland High School
    201 Academic Ln
    HeathsvilleVA 22473
    (804)580-5192
    10.6 mi | 430 students | Gr. 9-12                      

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  • Recommended September 12, 2012 - 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. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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