Best Public Schools in Lancaster, NY


The Lancaster, New York school district consists of 6 schools, including 3 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school. The district is located in a predominantly white, middle-class community, with varying socioeconomic backgrounds among the student populations.

Lancaster High School stands out as the top-performing school in the district, ranking 78th out of 1,228 New York high schools and earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school boasts an impressive 97.2% four-year graduation rate and strong performance on state assessments, with over 58% proficiency in 4th grade ELA and nearly 69% proficiency in 4th grade Math. In contrast, the elementary schools in the district show more variation in their academic performance, with William Street School and Court Street Elementary School outperforming their peers on state assessments and having lower student-teacher ratios.

Across the district, the schools exhibit a range of student-teacher ratios, from 9.7 at Court Street Elementary to 13.0 at Como Park Elementary School. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch also varies significantly, from 10.6% at Hillview Elementary to 32.81% at Como Park Elementary. These differences in student demographics and school resources may contribute to the observed variations in academic performance across the Lancaster Central School District.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department.

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