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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Lancaster School District is a public school district located in Lancaster, PA. It has 11,333 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.

Lancaster School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1080
250 responses
Average ACT
26
38 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
11,333
Free or Reduced Lunch
99.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,409
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$215,727,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,648/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$40,805
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$816
National
$949
Median Home Value
$109,700
National
$184,700

Lancaster School District Reviews

23 reviews
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I love the Lancaster school district because they give students many opportunities to succeed. For example, they allowed me to take courses at HACC for free and I receive free college credits. Also, they let you be apart of CTC, Stevens Trade, and Millersville for dual enrollment. Also, I enjoy the diversity of the school because you get to learn about different cultural backgrounds and make new friends. In addition, I love what you can be apart of, such as sports or clubs they have available. For instance, I play soccer, bowling, and unified track to get involved in my school. Moreover, I am in clubs such as Link Crew and National Honors Society.
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One thing that I liked about the Lancaster School District is that they provide various opportunities for the students in preparation for college, trade schools, and programs. Support for minorities and marginalized groups are amazing. The slogan " No child is left behind" is really respected and promised.
I am a proud student of Lancaster. The teachers I have had throughout the years have provided me with not only knowledge, but valuable skills which can help me for the rest of my life. The schools are constantly being renovated and improved for the benefit of students, faculty, and parents. Lancaster School District is a district to be proud of.