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  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
    A-
Lancaster High School is a highly rated, public school located in Lancaster, NY. It has 1,838 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

Lancaster High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1190
443 responses
Average ACT
26
163 responses
AP Enrollment
24%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$55,673
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$804
National
$949
Median Home Value
$146,500
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
  • 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
1,838
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
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,094
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
$17,360/ 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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My experience at Lancaster High School has been great! In my opinion, the faculty and staff here do a great job at creating an adaptable and supportive learning environment. There's almost an endless amount of resources for whatever any of the students here need, which is extremely helpful when trying to get work done. All of the students are provided with a wide range of opportunities, including five educational academies and many different electives. My school has much more to offer than just the core classes, which is one of the favorite things about my school. I personally participate in the PLTW academy, which has allowed me to explore the things I'm actually interested in, such as technology and engineering. Overall, the past four years at this high school have been very positive, and I wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else.
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Lancaster offered me many opportunities to learn and get involved. I was a part of the Academy of Finance, DECA, Student union, freshman mixer, National Honor society, stage crew and more. I was enrolled in multiple AP courses that, looking back, prepared me for college very well. I also had an opportunity to work at the credit union, that was located in our own school, as a bank teller. I also got to work in our "hub", which was the technology room in our school, as a technology mentor. I got to help teachers and students learn about new programs and technology the school was offering. I did many presentations and worked with many peers that I otherwise would not talk to on a regular bases. I worked at the school store, which taught me great responsibility. Lancaster offered a multitude of elective classes such as meteorology, astronomy, calculus, criminal law, and my personal favorite oceanography. Overall Lancaster offered me so many opportunities that I am more than thankful for.
Lancaster High School provided me with a great education and high school experience. With an incredible amount of programs students are able to find what they are good at and excel at it. Whether you are interested in art, music, engineering, finance, or sports LHS has a spot for you. As a previous member of the Academy of Finance I can say that I learned a great deal about my future financial decisions. Teachers at LHS take an interest in their students and work to help them excel in their classes. Lancaster also has great athletic programs including football, basketball, cheerleading, and lacrosse. Not only does Lancaster have great athletics but it also has one of the top marching bands in the state and has a wonderful concert choir as well as top notch musicals. Lancaster High School also has a variety of AP and college level classes to help you prepare for college and earn college credits to save money. Lancaster has very large class sizes but lacks diversity.