Lancaster SD School District

251 S Prince St
Lancaster, PA 17603
(District boundaries shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Lancaster SD School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 19 public schools serving 10,160 students in Lancaster SD School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Pennsylvania.
Public Schools in Lancaster SD School District have an average math proficiency score of 15% (versus the Pennsylvania public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 30% (versus the 55% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Pennsylvania public school average of 38% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (PA)
# Schools
19 Schools
2,942 Schools
# Students
10,160 Students
1,670,866 Students
# Teachers
836 Teachers
120,617 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Lancaster SD School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 684 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 74% has decreased from 84% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (PA)
#574 out of 684 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Lancaster SD  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
14%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Lancaster SD  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of PA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
28%
55%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lancaster SD  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of PA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
74%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Lancaster SD  School District and public school graduation rate of PA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.58
0.57
# American Indian Students
5 Students
2,847 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
416 Students
72,843 Students
% Asian Students
4%
4%
# Hispanic Students
6,226 Students
227,380 Students
% Hispanic Students
61%
14%
# Black Students
1,685 Students
240,366 Students
% Black Students
17%
14%
# White Students
1,248 Students
1,044,106 Students
% White Students
12%
63%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
1,435 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
577 Students
81,301 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
321
6,075
# Students in K Grade:
784
118,975
# Students in 1st Grade:
786
117,721
# Students in 2nd Grade:
774
122,752
# Students in 3rd Grade:
771
123,313
# Students in 4th Grade:
756
124,259
# Students in 5th Grade:
818
126,511
# Students in 6th Grade:
716
127,241
# Students in 7th Grade:
780
131,426
# Students in 8th Grade:
772
134,903
# Students in 9th Grade:
951
145,107
# Students in 10th Grade:
707
134,246
# Students in 11th Grade:
679
128,592
# Students in 12th Grade:
545
129,745
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $23,709 is higher than the state median of $23,665. The school district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $25,067 is higher than the state median of $23,089. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (PA)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$241 MM
$39,541 MM
This chart display total revenue of Lancaster SD  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$255 MM
$38,578 MM
This chart display total spending of Lancaster SD  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$23,709
$23,665
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Lancaster SD  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$25,067
$23,089
This chart display average spending per public school student in Lancaster SD  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in PA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Lancaster SD School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Ross Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
840 N Queen St
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 291-6268
Grades: PK-5
| 228 students
Rank: #22.
Wharton Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
705 N Mary St
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 291-6281
Grades: PK-5
| 307 students
Rank: #33.
Wickersham Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
401 N Reservoir St
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 291-6291
Grades: PK-5
| 354 students
Rank: #44.
Smith-wade Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
910 Hamilton Park Drive
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 291-6151
Grades: PK-5
| 395 students
Rank: #55.
Mccaskey Campus
(Math: 28% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
445 N Reservoir St
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 291-6211
Grades: 9-12
| 2,572 students
Rank: #66.
Burrowes Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 E Orange St
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 291-6159
Grades: PK-5
| 302 students
Rank: #77.
Martin School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2000 Wabank Rd
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 291-6193
Grades: PK-8
| 703 students
Rank: #88.
King Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
466 Rockland St
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 291-6178
Grades: PK-5
| 386 students
Rank: #99.
Reynolds MiddleSchool
(Math: 11% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
605 W Walnut St
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 291-6257
Grades: 6-8
| 458 students
Rank: #1010.
Lincoln MiddleSchool
(Math: 8% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Lehigh Ave
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 291-6187
Grades: 6-8
| 500 students
Rank: #1111.
Price Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
615 Fairview Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 291-6252
Grades: PK-5
| 448 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Hamilton Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 Wabank Rd
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 291-6166
Grades: K-5
| 437 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Lafayette Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Fremont St
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 291-6183
Grades: PK-5
| 463 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Fulton Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
225 W Orange St
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 291-6110
Grades: PK-5
| 350 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Wheatland MiddleSchool
(Math: 6% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
919 Hamilton Park Dr
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 291-6285
Grades: 6-8
| 582 students
Rank: #1616.
Washington Elementary School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 21%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
545 S Ann St
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 291-6275
Grades: PK-5
| 499 students
Rank: #1717.
Carter And Macrae Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
251 S Prince St
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 396-6842
Grades: PK-5
| 347 students
Rank: #1818.
Phoenix Academy
Magnet School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
630 Rockland St
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 735-7860
Grades: 6-12
| 339 students
Rank: #1919.
Jackson MiddleSchool
(Math: 4% | Reading: 16%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
431 S Ann St
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 291-6161
Grades: 6-8
| 490 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Lancaster SD School District?
Lancaster SD School District manages 19 public schools serving 10,160 students.
What is the rank of Lancaster SD School District?
Lancaster SD School District is ranked #563 out of 684 school districts in Pennsylvania (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Pennsylvania school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Lancaster SD School District?
61% of Lancaster SD School District students are Hispanic, 17% of students are Black, 12% of students are White, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 4% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Lancaster SD School District?
Lancaster SD School District has a student/teacher ratio of 12:1, which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 14:1.
What is Lancaster SD School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $25,067 is higher than the state median of $23,089. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 19 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 10,160 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • : 74% (Btm 50% in PA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

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