Lancaster High School

  • Lancaster High School serves 365 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Lancaster High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.

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

School Overview

  • Lancaster High School's student population of 365 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students365 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lancaster High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lancaster High School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank#977 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
50%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
2%
15%
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Black
52%
23%
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White
42%
50%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.560.68
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Graduation Rate85-89%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLancaster County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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