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Lancaster Central School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Lancaster, NY. It has 5,640 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
About Lancaster Central School District...
Address
177 Central Ave
Lancaster, NY 14086
Telephone
(716) 686-3201

Lancaster Central School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
377 responses
Average ACT
26
148 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,640
Free or Reduced Lunch
22.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,714
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$84,340,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,240/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    2%

Lancaster Central School District Reviews

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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.
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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.
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.