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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Lancaster Central School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Lancaster, NY. It has 5,708 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.

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  • Middle
  • High

Middle Schools in Lancaster Central School District

High Schools in Lancaster Central School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1190
435 responses
Average ACT
26
161 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,708
Free or Reduced Lunch
22.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,094
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$17,360/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$51,545
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$712
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,100
National
$184,700

Lancaster Central School District Reviews

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For me going to Lancaster High school has been one of the most instrumental stages of my life. I was home schooled up to 9th grade and the switch to Lancaster gave me the opportunity to grow and find out who I want to be. Many of the people I met including faculty and teachers have become like a second family to me and I will be sad to leave when I graduate. I am very involved in the Art department especially and can not speak highly enough of the teachers and programs like the arts academy and stage crew. I can't imagine where I would be or even who I would be without the experiences I have had at Lancaster. It has helped so much in my decisions about going into art in college. However I know not all the other kids have had as great an experience as me, I only wish that Lancaster could be more united and give the experience I had to as many people as possible. This is what I wanna try to help do in my last few months of high school!
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The district, especially high school, give students several different opportunities to be able to engage in activities in and outside of the school. However, it is not very diverse. They also recently separate ties from Naviance. This is making the college application process much harder, especially with the lack of communication with our in-school counselours.
Overall it is a very well rounded school. The ability to specialize in academies such as business, technology, and leadership really help to prepare students for a college career. All teachers are more than willing to stay after and are readily available if help is needed. It is a larger public school that ranges in academic challenges. Many honors and AP classes are offered to students who feel they can be pushed further and pursue the challenges. Outside of academics there are many clubs on campus. Sports such as soccer, football, and baseball are very prevalent. Teams are competitive and many times students have to go through rounds of tryouts due to the size of the student body. Additionally, the school has a new music program and actively performs in the community.