Lancaster High School

4.00 5 1 (1 review)
1 Forton Dr
Lancaster, NY 14086
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Lancaster High School serves 1,903 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 98% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 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 2017-18 school year.
Lancaster High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Lancaster High School places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Lancaster High School's student population of 1,903 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 130 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,903 students
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Total Classroom Teachers130 teachers
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School Comparison

Lancaster High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Lancaster High School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#36 out of 4239 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
98%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥99%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
9%
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Hispanic
3%
27%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
93%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.130.71
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Graduation Rate
97%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLancaster Central School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Lancaster High School is Depew High School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lancaster Middle School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hillview Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
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School Reviews

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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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