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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  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 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, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
1 Forton Dr
Lancaster, NY 14086
Telephone
(716) 686-3250
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Lancaster High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1190
394 responses
Average ACT
26
152 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+
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.26 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    24%
  • "12 Days of Lancaster" play
    18%
  • Spirit assembly
    16%
  • Dress Up Days
    14%
  • Annual musical
    7%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Annual school play
    4%

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%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,714
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.7%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 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
$16,240/ year
National
$12,239
98%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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Lancaster is overall a great place if you choose to be involved. Some teachers aren't the best but they will be forgotten about when you think of the great ones (like Mr. Arcese, Mr. Herrscher, Mrs. Fisher, Mrs. Gould, etc..) but all and all there is a great atmosphere here and you will have fun if you want to!
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During my four years Lancaster was always working to improve the school. This made for construction nonstop. We had lead infested water for over two years, multiple set off fire alarms, hallways blocked, it was frustrating at times. The teachers for the most part taught well and were personable. If I didn't understand something I knew they would always work to help me out, at times that I could work with. However as a senior I felt as some of my traditions were taken away. They stopped doing senior quotes my year and we didn't even have a senior room. The student body was very active in planning and running events, things like Mr. Lancaster and nice Homecomings. Overall I enjoyed my four years, but wish some things were better equipped.
Many different opportunities, clubs, sports, and much school spirit. Something for everyone! Offers so many classes and good quality teachers. So underrated.