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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Lancaster High School is a highly rated, public school located in LANCASTER, NY. It has 1,885 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
1 FORTON DR
LANCASTER, NY 14086
Telephone
(716) 686-3250

Lancaster High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1180
341 responses
Average ACT
26
133 responses
AP Enrollment
24%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,006
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$778
National
$949
Median Home Value
$139,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 95 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • "12 Days of Lancaster" play
    19%
  • Spirit assembly
    17%
  • Dress Up Days
    14%
  • Annual musical
    6%
  • Annual school play
    4%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,885
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,756
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.7%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,499/ year
National
$12,239
98%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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Lancaster High School Reviews

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Lancaster High School is a spirited and united community of Legends. From Spirit Weeks to football games, or homecoming and prom to our annual bonfire, the school creates welcoming and fun events for the entire student body and even faculty to enjoy. Our school puts on fundraisers like Food Drives, Toy Drives, Bald4Bucks, and Blood Drives to help those less fortunate or in need. The majority of the faculty are kind, helpful, and intelligent, while our principals are very honorable. The student body, for the most part, is also kind and very prideful of the school. Overall, I have enjoyed my experience at Lancaster and will always remember my high school years here.
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Lancaster High School has a great community of students and staff members. They offer different academies that students can apply to join in order to learn more about possible future career fields. The Academy of Finance offers courses for students who are interested in business or finance fields, as well as opportunities for students to learn about basic financial literacy. The Leadership Academy strengthens students leadership skills and prepares them to become effective leaders in their professional and personal lives. These are just two of the great academies offered.
School experiences, especially in high school, can be very different from everyone else's. I can say without a doubt that Lancaster High school is far from a perfect school however there lots of redeeming qualities when you're on campus, for example, school spirit amongst the students make events much more fun to be apart of, also teachers will try new and innovative ways of getting students engaged in the academic environment which has benefitted me lots, and has obviously put forth a lot of time and effort into planning major school events i.e. Prom and Homecoming. Unfortunately this school in particular suffers problems in terms of keeping the building up to date, mainly pertaining to the fact that the school is over 50 years old. While renovations are being done, I'm still not impressed.