Lancaster Middle School

Summary:

Lancaster Middle School is a public middle school serving grades 7-8 in the Lancaster Central School District, with a student population of 873 as of the 2022-2023 school year. The school has a predominantly white student population, with 89.69% of students identifying as white.

Lancaster Middle School generally performs better than the state average on standardized tests, particularly in math and science, with 54.9% of 8th graders proficient or better in the NY State Assessments for Science, compared to the state average of 47.41%. The school's students also excel in Regents exams, with 100% proficiency in Algebra I and 96.34% proficiency in Living Environment in 2022-2023, significantly higher than the state averages. However, the school's performance in English Language Arts lags behind the state average. When compared to nearby schools, such as Iroquois Intermediate School and West Middle School, Lancaster Middle School generally performs better on standardized tests and Regents exams, but lags behind some schools in terms of racial diversity and free/reduced lunch rates.

Despite its strong academic foundation, Lancaster Middle School's ranking among New York middle schools has been declining in recent years, from 342nd out of 1,429 schools in 2015-2016 to 919th out of 1,500 schools in 2022-2023. This suggests that the school may be facing challenges in maintaining its academic excellence, particularly in addressing achievement gaps for certain student subgroups, such as Hispanic and White students, whose performance is in the bottom quartile of New York middle schools. The high spending per student at Lancaster Middle School, which is significantly more than the state average and many nearby schools, suggests that the school has access to significant resources that could be leveraged to address these performance challenges.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 148 Aurora St
       Lancaster, NY  14086-2799


(716) 686-3220

District: Lancaster Central School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
919th of 1,500 New York Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,923 Help


Students who attend Lancaster Middle School usually attend:

High:    Lancaster High School

Feeder schools for Lancaster Middle School:

Elementary:    Como Park Elementary School
    Court Street Elementary School
    Hillview Elementary School
    John A Sciole Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.0 Help
Number of students:  873

Racial breakdown:

White:
89.7%
Hispanic:
3.7%
Two or more races:
3.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.7% Help


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Compare Details Lancaster Middle School ranks worse than 61.3% of middle schools in New York. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 40.01. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (89.7%), Hispanic (3.7%), two or more races (3.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lancaster Middle School is 12. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lancaster Middle School is $13,923.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lancaster Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lancaster Middle School 919th of 1500 New York public middle schools. (See Lancaster Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Rank History for Lancaster Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Lancaster Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 76.49 250th 1095 77.2%
2007 83.33 143rd 1123 87.3%
2008 84.41 98th 1185 91.7%
2009 81.50 124th 1224 89.9%
2010 82.96 168th 1243 86.5%
2011 84.43 158th 1295 87.8%
2012 80.17 234th 1337 82.5%
2013 81.08 208th 1373 84.9%
2014 66.88 379th 1401 72.9%
2015 65.26 418th 1407 70.3%
2016 70.54 342nd 1429 76.1%
2017 70.11 357th 1455 75.5%
2018 56.31 568th 1438 60.5%
2019 57.24 542nd 1439 62.3%
2021 47.59 614th 1242 50.6%
2022 46.88 751st 1479 49.2%
2023 40.01 919th 1500 38.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Lancaster Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.27 403rd 1170 65.6%
2019 39.01 641st 1139 43.7%
2021 38.11 306th 522 41.4%
2022 45.65 566th 1283 55.9%
2023 42.03 685th 1307 47.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lancaster Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.55 752nd 1245 39.6%
2019 34.31 821st 1241 33.8%
2021 45.60 447th 935 52.2%
2022 39.65 752nd 1306 42.4%
2023 28.26 1010th 1288 21.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Lancaster Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.99 518th 1353 61.7%
2019 54.96 564th 1370 58.8%
2021 55.99 415th 1066 61.1%
2022 50.84 683rd 1454 53.0%
2023 42.38 855th 1463 41.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Lancaster Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.31 553rd 1352 59.1%
2019 59.45 474th 1366 65.3%
2021 43.99 579th 1071 45.9%
2022 43.92 777th 1455 46.6%
2023 38.44 926th 1464 36.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Lancaster Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 11.51 352nd 388 9.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lancaster Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.58 346th 810 57.3%
2019 41.94 448th 826 45.8%
2022 67.29 216th 914 76.4%
2023 23.70 802nd 943 15.0%
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Rank History for White students at Lancaster Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.09 468th 763 38.7%
2019 44.13 395th 716 44.8%
2021 35.00 430th 614 30.0%
2022 28.81 566th 748 24.3%
2023 27.25 605th 772 21.6%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Lancaster Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 530 1 4 1 1 n/a n/a 0 537
1990 850 2 3 3 1 n/a n/a 0 859
1991 956 5 2 2 1 n/a n/a 0 966
1992 990 4 1 4 1 n/a n/a 0 1000
1993 1031 4 1 4 1 n/a n/a 0 1041
1994 1096 4 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1109
1995 1128 6 11 2 1 n/a n/a 0 1148
1996 1128 6 11 2 1 n/a n/a 0 1148
1997 1172 6 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1183
1998 1219 8 7 6 0 n/a n/a 0 1240
1999 830 6 14 6 0 n/a n/a 0 856
2000 890 7 3 1 2 n/a n/a 0 903
2001 926 12 4 4 1 n/a n/a 0 947
2002 934 14 6 1 2 n/a n/a 0 957
2003 934 14 6 1 2 n/a n/a 0 957
2004 954 17 5 3 2 n/a n/a 0 981
2005 968 11 8 8 2 n/a n/a 0 997
2006 932 12 11 10 3 n/a n/a 0 968
2007 933 9 13 10 3 n/a n/a 0 968
2008 926 15 8 11 3 n/a n/a 0 963
2009 929 18 8 13 4 n/a n/a 0 972
2010 939 16 6 12 6 n/a n/a 0 979
2011 973 14 5 15 3 0 3 0 1013
2012 922 15 9 17 4 1 8 0 976
2013 924 10 9 18 5 0 8 0 974
2014 898 12 3 23 4 0 9 0 949
2015 879 14 1 24 1 0 10 0 929
2016 894 14 12 26 4 0 17 0 967
2017 859 12 21 16 5 0 15 0 928
2018 793 10 16 30 1 1 13 0 864
2019 758 6 10 35 1 1 21 0 832
2020 764 5 14 33 1 0 33 0 850
2021 748 8 19 34 2 0 27 0 838
2022 746 10 15 35 3 0 21 0 830
2023 783 12 14 32 1 0 30 1 873

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Lancaster Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 537 45.9 11.6 n/a
1990 859 60.7 14.1 n/a
1991 966 71.8 13.4 n/a
1992 1000 66.4 15.0 n/a
1993 1041 69.0 15.1 n/a
1994 1109 69.1 16.0 10.7
1995 1148 71.3 16.1 11.2
1996 1148 71.3 16.1 11.2
1997 1183 70.3 16.8 10.7
1998 1240 74.8 16.6 11.5
1999 856 56.7 15.1 9.2
2000 903 59.9 15.1 16.3
2001 947 61.9 15.3 15.4
2002 957 68.6 14.0 14.9
2003 957 68.6 14.0 14.9
2004 981 n/a n/a n/a
2005 997 69.6 14.3 14
2006 968 74.0 13.1 14.2
2007 968 75.3 12.9 15
2008 963 74.6 12.9 14.8
2009 972 73.7 13.2 14.7
2010 979 72.7 13.4 16
2011 1013 72.1 14.0 16.2
2012 976 72.1 13.5 16.2
2013 974 73.0 13.3 20.7
2014 949 73.0 12.9 11.2
2015 929 71.0 13.0 18.6
2016 967 72.0 13.4 24.6
2017 928 72.3 12.8 23
2018 864 68.4 12.6 25.1
2019 832 63.4 13.1 18.6
2020 850 72.4 11.7 19.2
2021 838 71.6 11.6 24.2
2022 830 71.3 11.6 26
2023 873 72.4 12.0 24.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Lancaster Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 537 45.9 11.6 n/a
1990 859 60.7 14.1 n/a
1991 966 71.8 13.4 n/a
1992 1000 66.4 15.0 n/a
1993 1041 69.0 15.1 n/a
1994 1109 69.1 16.0 10.7
1995 1148 71.3 16.1 11.2
1996 1148 71.3 16.1 11.2
1997 1183 70.3 16.8 10.7
1998 1240 74.8 16.6 11.5
1999 856 56.7 15.1 9.2
2000 903 59.9 15.1 16.3
2001 947 61.9 15.3 15.4
2002 957 68.6 14.0 14.9
2003 957 68.6 14.0 14.9
2004 981 n/a n/a n/a
2005 997 69.6 14.3 14
2006 968 74.0 13.1 14.2
2007 968 75.3 12.9 15
2008 963 74.6 12.9 14.8
2009 972 73.7 13.2 14.7
2010 979 72.7 13.4 16
2011 1013 72.1 14.0 16.2
2012 976 72.1 13.5 16.2
2013 974 73.0 13.3 20.7
2014 949 73.0 12.9 11.2
2015 929 71.0 13.0 18.6
2016 967 72.0 13.4 24.6
2017 928 72.3 12.8 23
2018 864 68.4 12.6 25.1
2019 832 63.4 13.1 18.6
2020 850 72.4 11.7 19.2
2021 838 71.6 11.6 24.2
2022 830 71.3 11.6 26
2023 873 72.4 12.0 24.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Lancaster Middle School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricella
201399.4%0.5%0.0%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%
201499.3%0.5%0.1%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.3%99.4%
201599.6%0.3%0.1%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%
201699.4%0.2%0.0%99.8%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.8%99.8%99.7%
201799.5%0.3%0.2%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%
201899.4%0.5%0.1%99.8%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.9%100.0%99.7%
201998.9%0.0%0.0%99.6%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.6%99.5%99.4%
202099.5%0.0%99.9%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.8%99.6%99.8%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Lancaster Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $624 (4.8%) $12,325 (95.2%) $12,949
2020 $162 (1.4%) $11,648 (98.6%) $11,810
2021 $435 (3.5%) $12,088 (96.5%) $12,523
2022 $682 (5.4%) $11,964 (94.6%) $12,646
2023 $1,552 (11.1%) $12,370 (88.8%) $13,923

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Lancaster Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 542nd of 1439 Middle schoolsRanks 919th of 1500 Middle schools
 23.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Lancaster Middle School)3840.2
 2.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Lancaster Central School District)3840.1
 2.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4048
 8%
7th Grade Math (Lancaster Middle School)5548.2
 6.8%
   7th Grade Math (Lancaster Central School District)5548.2
 6.8%
   7th Grade Math (New York)4451.9
 7.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Lancaster Middle School)4143.3
 2.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Lancaster Central School District)4143
 2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4855.2
 7.2%
8th Grade Math (Lancaster Middle School)4336.5
 6.5%
   8th Grade Math (Lancaster Central School District)4336.2
 6.8%
   8th Grade Math (New York)3340.7
 7.7%
End of Course Algebra I (Lancaster Middle School)100100
   End of Course Algebra I (Lancaster Central School District)90.490
 0.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York)71.164.6
 6.5%
End of Course Living Environment (Lancaster Middle School)99.296.3
 2.9%
   End of Course Living Environment (Lancaster Central School District)92.690
 2.6%
   End of Course Living Environment (New York)73.265.7
 7.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students832873
 4.9%
African American612
 100%
American Indian11
Asian1014
 40%
Hispanic3532
 8.6%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White758783
 3.3%
Two or More Races2130
 42.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients18.6%24.7%
 6.1%


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Lancaster Middle School ranks 919th of 1500 New York middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 873 students attended Lancaster Middle School.

Students who attend Lancaster Middle School usually go on to attend Lancaster High School

Students at Lancaster Middle School are 90% White, 4% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 2% Asian, 1% African American.


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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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