Lancaster High School

Lancaster High School serves 390 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Lancaster High School operates within the Lancaster County Public s School District.
The school district's 78% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 390 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 71% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 390 students
Lancaster High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 36 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 11:1 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 11:1 15:1
Lancaster High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
6%
Lancaster High School Asian (2005-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
12%
Lancaster High School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
44%
25%
Lancaster High School Black (1993-2012)
White
50%
53%
Lancaster High School White (1993-2012)
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.
0.56 0.41
Lancaster High School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
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.
52%
32%
Lancaster High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
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%
7%
Lancaster High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,300 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 78% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Lancaster County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
8
Number of Students Managed 1,300 3,801
Lancaster County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 78% 77%
Lancaster County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $17 MM $43 MM
Lancaster County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $16 MM $42 MM
Lancaster County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,279 $11,282
Lancaster County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,796 $11,065
Lancaster County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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
  • Lancaster Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Lancaster Primary
    36 Primary School Circle
    Lancaster , VA 22503
    (804)435-3196
    2.6  mi  |  401  students  |  Gr.  PK-3
  • Kilmarnock Lancaster Middle School
    191 School St
    Kilmarnock , VA 22482
    (804)435-1681
    5.6  mi  |  509  students  |  Gr.  4-8
  • Heathsville Northumberland Elementary School
    757 Academic Ln
    Heathsville , VA 22473
    (804)580-8032
    9.6  mi  |  717  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Heathsville Northumberland Middle School
    175 Academic Ln
    Heathsville , VA 22473
    (804)580-5753
    10.2  mi  |  333  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Heathsville Northumberland High School
    201 Academic Ln
    Heathsville , VA 22473
    (804)580-5192
    10.6  mi  |  444  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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Did You Know?
Virginia 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 0.41, which is higher than the national average of 0.3. The most diverse school district in Virginia is Prince William County Public Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.