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  4. College Prep
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Lancaster Central School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Lancaster, NY. It has 5,693 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
177 Central Ave
Lancaster, NY 14086
Telephone
(716) 686-3201

Lancaster Central School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1170
275 responses
Average ACT
26
113 responses
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Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,693
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,756
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$84,340,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,499/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    2%

Lancaster Central School District Reviews

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I have been going to Lancaster since kindergarten and I am now in the middle of my senior year. The teachers through out the whole district are very intelligent and resourceful, they always try to aid you in anyway possible with grades or if you have any confusion on a subject. As for sports teams and clubs, also amazing! There are always new section titles being hung up on the gym wall at the end of every sports season. As a three sports athlete I know most of the coaches in the middle school and high school, they are all great mentors and people I look to for advice. Lancaster is also a very safe school, we have a police officer on duty and two hall monitors to make sure everything is in check.
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Lancaster is a special place. There are so many opportunities to get students involved in clubs, music, or athletics. It is one of the largest schools in Western New York so students are able to interact with so many of their peers. The schooling is great and really prepares you for college. There are different academies at Lancaster to help students get an idea of what career path they may want to choose in life. The academies and AP courses can give students college credit before their first day at college. I'm so lucky to have been able to go to such a great school. The atmosphere is amazing and I've met friends at school that I'm still friends with today. There is a sense of pride with Lancaster and letting people know that you graduated there. Graduating from Lancaster has really prepared me not only for my future education, but also prepared me life beyond high school.
I moved to Lancaster High School the summer before freshman year and it's one of the best things I could've ever done. I moved from a very small school with not many opportunities to show off my talents. At Lancaster I was able to excel. I took AP and honors courses along with becoming very involved in the Academy of Finance. Lancaster High School offers so many opportunities that other schools in western New York do not. More importantly I was one of the very few kids to graduate early. I was able to do this because of the support from all the faculty and my mom. Moving was hard but I couldn't have asked for a better school with better people!