William Street School

Summary:

William Street School is a public middle school located in Lancaster, NY, serving grades 4-6 with a total enrollment of 1,293 students. The school is part of the Lancaster Central School District and has a predominantly white student population, with 90.72% of students identifying as white in the 2022-2023 school year.

William Street School consistently outperforms the state average in proficiency rates for English Language Arts (ELA) and Math on the New York State Assessments. In 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates were 58.04% in 4th grade ELA, 40.59% in 5th grade ELA, and 51.21% in 6th grade ELA, compared to the state averages of 48.79%, 45.09%, and 45.82%, respectively. Similarly, in Math, the school's proficiency rates were 68.86% in 4th grade, 63.1% in 5th grade, and 53.05% in 6th grade, compared to the state averages of 53.85%, 49.69%, and 48.07%. Additionally, William Street School's 4th-grade students have consistently achieved very high proficiency rates in the New York State Science Assessment, with 93.88% and 94.77% proficient or better in 2021-2022 and 2020-2021, respectively, compared to the state averages of 79.97% and 82.49%.

When compared to nearby middle schools, such as Cleveland Hill Middle School, West Middle School, and Cheektowaga Middle School, William Street School stands out as a high-performing school. For example, in 6th-grade ELA, William Street School's proficiency rate of 51.21% in 2022-2023 was significantly higher than the rates at these nearby schools. Similarly, in 6th-grade Math, William Street School's proficiency rate of 53.05% was higher than the rates at these nearby schools. Additionally, William Street School has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 24.21% in the 2022-2023 school year, and a higher per-student spending of $12,252 in the same school year, compared to the state average.


Detail:

Public 4-6

 5201 William St
       Lancaster, NY  14086-9449


(716) 686-3800

District: Lancaster Central School District

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,252 Help


Students who attend William Street School usually attend:

High:    Lancaster High School

Feeder schools for William Street School:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  13.9 Help
Number of students:  1,293

Racial breakdown:

White:
90.7%
Hispanic:
3.0%
Two or more races:
2.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.2% Help


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Compare Details William Street School ranks better than 67.6% of elementary schools in New York. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 65.06. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (90.7%), Hispanic (3%), two or more races (2.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at William Street School is 13.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at William Street School is $12,252.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

William Street School:

SchoolDigger ranks William Street School 790th of 2439 New York public elementary schools. (See William Street School in the ranking list.)

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Rank History for William Street School

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Rank History for all students at William Street School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 75.97 485th 2206 78.0%
2007 78.14 402nd 2219 81.9%
2008 78.30 391st 2227 82.4%
2009 77.39 394th 2257 82.5%
2010 80.34 341st 2263 84.9%
2011 80.04 372nd 2286 83.7%
2012 80.80 364th 2320 84.3%
2013 81.34 356th 2325 84.7%
2014 83.77 281st 2345 88.0%
2015 80.57 393rd 2352 83.3%
2016 74.20 542nd 2366 77.1%
2017 67.88 722nd 2386 69.7%
2018 72.57 590th 2395 75.4%
2019 63.64 816th 2413 66.2%
2021 51.65 1034th 2201 53.0%
2022 70.66 650th 2434 73.3%
2023 65.06 790th 2439 67.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at William Street School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.41 61st 202 69.8%
2019 47.28 75th 180 58.3%
2021 46.04 73rd 143 49.0%
2022 64.03 96th 289 66.8%
2023 73.04 56th 223 74.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at William Street School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 60.63 261st 1027 74.6%
2023 52.14 351st 1001 64.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at William Street School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.48 748th 1941 61.5%
2019 47.94 752nd 1859 59.5%
2021 35.02 689th 1044 34.0%
2022 52.43 728th 2031 64.2%
2023 49.35 800th 2016 60.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at William Street School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.48 638th 2045 68.8%
2019 49.48 886th 2032 56.4%
2021 41.33 999th 1678 40.5%
2022 58.22 721st 2099 65.7%
2023 44.54 1048th 2041 48.7%
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Rank History for Female students at William Street School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.03 518th 2338 77.8%
2019 63.80 802nd 2357 66.0%
2021 49.98 968th 1955 50.5%
2022 70.30 640th 2401 73.3%
2023 66.71 729th 2403 69.7%
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Rank History for Male students at William Street School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.70 628th 2340 73.2%
2019 62.17 823rd 2358 65.1%
2021 49.09 982nd 1961 49.9%
2022 69.03 654th 2400 72.8%
2023 62.23 852nd 2400 64.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at William Street School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.34 277th 601 53.9%
2019 27.11 454th 548 17.2%
2022 25.08 551st 671 17.9%
2023 26.39 491st 605 18.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at William Street School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.38 452nd 1392 67.5%
2019 62.02 392nd 1315 70.2%
2021 63.36 246th 818 69.9%
2022 57.90 545th 1503 63.7%
2023 33.15 991st 1429 30.7%
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Rank History for White students at William Street School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.94 557th 1408 60.4%
2019 48.92 682nd 1338 49.0%
2021 37.58 820th 1224 33.0%
2022 55.76 613th 1399 56.2%
2023 49.58 704th 1337 47.3%
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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.

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Enrollment information for William Street School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 879 8 4 3 1 n/a n/a 0 895
2000 883 8 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 900
2001 883 12 4 2 2 n/a n/a 0 903
2002 951 9 5 5 3 n/a n/a 0 973
2003 951 9 5 5 3 n/a n/a 0 973
2004 949 8 8 6 4 n/a n/a 0 975
2005 917 11 11 8 2 n/a n/a 0 949
2006 1340 23 15 15 6 n/a n/a 0 1399
2007 1372 20 9 23 7 n/a n/a 0 1431
2008 1393 21 9 15 9 n/a n/a 0 1447
2009 1382 23 10 17 9 n/a n/a 0 1441
2010 1400 23 12 17 9 n/a n/a 3 1464
2011 1327 17 12 27 4 0 8 0 1395
2012 1335 14 8 34 2 0 9 0 1402
2013 1266 21 10 35 2 0 16 0 1350
2014 1284 16 16 23 4 0 24 0 1367
2015 1218 17 21 32 5 0 21 0 1314
2016 1170 11 17 38 3 0 26 0 1265
2017 1109 9 16 49 1 1 37 0 1222
2018 1115 11 21 53 2 0 39 0 1241
2019 1115 16 27 48 2 1 39 0 1248
2020 1146 18 26 42 3 0 33 0 1268
2021 1125 14 24 39 3 0 36 0 1241
2022 1134 15 24 40 4 2 37 0 1256
2023 1173 16 28 39 3 2 32 0 1293

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 William Street School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 895 52.0 17.2 10.2
2000 900 54.0 16.7 17
2001 903 55.0 16.4 17.4
2002 973 53.8 18.1 18
2003 973 53.8 18.1 18
2004 975 n/a n/a n/a
2005 949 60.1 15.8 15.8
2006 1399 91.0 15.4 14.9
2007 1431 91.9 15.6 16.5
2008 1447 94.5 15.3 14.9
2009 1441 93.9 15.3 16.4
2010 1464 94.2 15.5 17.2
2011 1395 93.3 14.9 15.2
2012 1402 91.9 15.2 18.3
2013 1350 91.7 14.7 21.3
2014 1367 90.9 15.0 14.6
2015 1314 87.0 15.1 19
2016 1265 85.0 14.8 24.5
2017 1222 85.6 14.2 24.1
2018 1241 81.9 15.1 25.9
2019 1248 78.9 15.7 23.2
2020 1268 93.0 13.6 n/a
2021 1241 86.6 14.3 23.4
2022 1256 91.5 13.7 23.6
2023 1293 92.9 13.9 24.2

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 William Street School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 895 52.0 17.2 10.2
2000 900 54.0 16.7 17
2001 903 55.0 16.4 17.4
2002 973 53.8 18.1 18
2003 973 53.8 18.1 18
2004 975 n/a n/a n/a
2005 949 60.1 15.8 15.8
2006 1399 91.0 15.4 14.9
2007 1431 91.9 15.6 16.5
2008 1447 94.5 15.3 14.9
2009 1441 93.9 15.3 16.4
2010 1464 94.2 15.5 17.2
2011 1395 93.3 14.9 15.2
2012 1402 91.9 15.2 18.3
2013 1350 91.7 14.7 21.3
2014 1367 90.9 15.0 14.6
2015 1314 87.0 15.1 19
2016 1265 85.0 14.8 24.5
2017 1222 85.6 14.2 24.1
2018 1241 81.9 15.1 25.9
2019 1248 78.9 15.7 23.2
2020 1268 93.0 13.6 n/a
2021 1241 86.6 14.3 23.4
2022 1256 91.5 13.7 23.6
2023 1293 92.9 13.9 24.2

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

William Street School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricella
201399.7%0.3%0.0%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%
201499.4%0.6%0.0%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%
201599.5%0.4%0.1%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%
201699.0%0.8%0.2%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201799.2%0.6%0.2%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%
201897.7%1.1%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201998.1%0.0%0.0%99.3%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.3%99.3%99.2%
202099.1%0.0%99.8%99.9%99.9%99.9%100.0%99.8%99.8%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for William Street School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $376 (3.4%) $10,703 (96.6%) $11,080
2020 $241 (2.3%) $10,176 (97.7%) $10,417
2021 $371 (3.2%) $11,198 (96.8%) $11,568
2022 $581 (4.9%) $11,382 (95.1%) $11,963
2023 $841 (6.9%) $11,412 (93.1%) $12,252

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

Impact of COVID-19 on William Street School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 816th of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 790th of 2439 Elementary schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
4th Grade English Language Arts (William Street School)4358
 15%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lancaster Central School District)4357.6
 14.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4848.8
 0.8%
4th Grade Math (William Street School)5968.9
 9.9%
   4th Grade Math (Lancaster Central School District)5768.3
 11.3%
   4th Grade Math (New York)5053.9
 3.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (William Street School)4540.6
 4.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lancaster Central School District)4540.2
 4.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York)3845.1
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (William Street School)6463.1
 0.9%
   5th Grade Math (Lancaster Central School District)6462.5
 1.5%
   5th Grade Math (New York)4649.7
 3.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (William Street School)5051.2
 1.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Lancaster Central School District)5051
 1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4745.8
 1.2%
6th Grade Math (William Street School)6053.1
 7%
   6th Grade Math (Lancaster Central School District)5852.9
 5.1%
   6th Grade Math (New York)4748.1
 1.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students12481293
 3.6%
African American1616
American Indian23
 50%
Asian2728
 3.7%
Hispanic4839
 18.8%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White11151173
 5.2%
Two or More Races3932
 17.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients23.2%24.2%
 1%


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Students at William Street School are 91% White, 3% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 2% Asian, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,293 students attended William Street School.

Students who attend William Street School usually go on to attend Lancaster High School


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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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