Lancaster Primary

36 Primary School Circle
Lancaster, VA 22503
(School attendance zone shown in map)
  • Lancaster Primary serves 394 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Lancaster Primary placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Lancaster Primary's student population of 394 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2003)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-3
Total Students394 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lancaster Primary 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 diversity score of Lancaster Primary is 0.50, 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#1245 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)80-84%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
1%
16%
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Black
64%
22%
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White
30%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score0.500.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
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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