A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Lancaster Central School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Lancaster, NY. It has 5,820 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% 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
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1180
210 responses
Average ACT
26
80 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
5,820
Free or Reduced Lunch
17.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,756
Teachers in First/Second Year

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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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!
My experience was very good at Lancaster Central School District. The teachers at Lancaster were very good teachers. They not only prepared students for exams but the also prepared students for life after high school. Students at this high school had the opportunity to join many different academies. I joined the Health Care Academy my Sophomore year and I was able to have prior insight into the healthcare field before going to college. This experience was like no other, other academies included The Academy of Finance, Hospitality and Tourism and Leadership. The music department at Lancaster is also one of the best in the country. The marching band is one of the best in the state. Also our sports teams are very well at what they do. Many have won sectional titles this year as well. Going to Lancaster High school has been an amazing experience and I recommend it to many others.