Lancaster High School
Lancaster High School places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:
- Category Attribute
- Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 1%)
- Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
- Reading/Language Arts Proficiency Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 1%)
- Graduation Rate Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
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 Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||1,903 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||130 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
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 Data||This School||State Level (NY)|
Overall Testing Rank
|#36 out of 4239 schools|
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
|Student : Teacher Ratio||15:1||13:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Lancaster Central School District|
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)
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Lancaster Hillview Elementary School Grades: K-3 | 508 students
11 Pleasantview Dr
Lancaster, NY 14086
(716) 686-3280 1.3 K-3 508
- Depew John A Sciole Elementary School Grades: K-3 | 428 students
86 Alys Dr E
Depew, NY 14043
(716) 686-3285 1.6 K-3 428
- Lancaster Court Street Elementary School Grades: K-3 | 361 students
91 Court St
Lancaster, NY 14086
(716) 686-3240 1.9 K-3 361
- Lancaster Lancaster Middle School Grades: 7-8 | 864 students
148 Aurora St
Lancaster, NY 14086
(716) 686-3220 2.3 7-8 864
- Buffalo Harris Hill Elementary School Grades: K-5 | 476 students
4260 S Harris Hill Rd
Buffalo, NY 14221
(716) 407-9175 2.4 K-5 476
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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