Lancaster High School
Lancaster High School serves 1,762 students in grades 9-12.
Lancaster High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥99% (which is higher than the New York state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥99% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New York state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).
- Grades: 9-12
- Students: 1,762 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
- Minority Enrollment: 8%
- Graduation Rate: 97% (Top 5% in NY)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 1%
- Math Proficiency: ≥99% (Top 1%)
- Reading Proficiency: ≥99% (Top 1%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education
Lancaster High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Lancaster High School's student population of 1,762 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 136 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Lancaster High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 4,228 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Lancaster High School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#1 out of 4228 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education
Overall, Lancaster High School was a solid school for academics. You never had to struggle through a class without help to be offered, and the size of classes did not affect the teachers'' ability to deliver lessons effectively, but caused some loss of familiarity and knowledge of students. There was a multitude of extracurriculars and academic paths you could choose from that built on your areas of interest and strengths, whether it was the art & music department, sports, Healthcare, Finance/Business Administration, BOCES Career Exploration, Honors and AP programs, or others. I would say the only negatives I remember were a few teachers every year who put a serious damper on student attitude and morale, as well as the school administration seeming to hold grudges for a very long time with students who didn't start off on the right note. I don't believe the average student/teacher ratio of 15:1 is accurate on here, as our classes were always ~25 students to one teacher. There was a decent balance of stress placed on both academics and student involvement in extracurriculars, and plenty of opportunities to go to school-sponsored events such as Spirit Week bonfires, sporting events, school dances, movie nights, concerts, Art exhibits, trips, etc.
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