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    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Lancaster School District is a public school district located in Lancaster, PA. It has 11,151 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
Address
251 S Prince St
Lancaster, PA 17603
Telephone
(717) 291-6121
Website

Lancaster School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1060
188 responses
Average ACT
25
32 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,151
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,754
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$215,727,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,735/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    4%

Lancaster School District Reviews

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I like the diversity the student body has. Our students represent many nationalities from all over the world. In essence it has introduced me to reality and prepared me for what life is really about. Whether one is rich, homeless or even a parent already this early in life we come together as students interacting with each other to obtain an education so we all can be successful in life. If I could change one thing it would be to educate the faculty on how to treat all individuals the same no matter their race,religion,or color. Too many times kids are stereotyped based on how they dress,walk, and talk, and are not given a fair chance to succeed!
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My experience as a High School student in the Lancaster school district has been great. I love that there is an excellent learning environment, I feel safe at my school, and I absolutely love the diversity we have. One thing I would like to see improvement on would be the opportunities available for foreign exchanged students. I believe these students need more involvement then just an english speaking class. They need more opportunities to grow as individuals.
The School District of Lancaster has been a great school environment for me as I've learned to break down barriers or diversity and been able to be provided with advanced math classes and great staff. I have encountered some challenges with the schools along the way, but no school district is perfect. However, there are a million ways to be a great school district, and the SDoL has done a brilliant job of opening up doors for students with dozens of opportunities for sports, musical, acting, and more.