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Lackawanna High School

Public | 9-12 | 593 students

 

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Posted April 10, 2013

This school has a very serious issue with bullying. If you are different or don't fit in with the "cool" kids watch out. All students don't receive the same treatment or punishments. The majority of the staff don't care and will sweep important issues under the rug. I thank god my child doesn't go there anymore! Stay away from lackawanna!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

LHS offers dedicated teachers who truly care about their students, a wide variety of sports and extra curricular activities, and a diverse learning environment that prepares its students for the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

Great School to get ready to enter the real world. Teaches students to become independent and some times dependent too. But in all ways this school brightens students minds and gives them the right education!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

A quality education, Cultural Diversity and an excellent range of extracurricular activities is what makes LHS a great place to learn. Both of my children have made life long friendships with fellow student along with teachers and coaches. The district lets kids be who they are. The differences in cultures will only enhance the way the students approach the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2006

This is a great school! I come home happy everyday. I tell my parents about my day and they know that I have learned the importance of learning. This school is very diverse so it shows us how to be with other kind of people. Also, everyone is very close. The teachers know the students and the parents know the students and the teachers. It is a really good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2006

The school is great...it shows kids how to grow up with all the different diversities there are in this world. So when they get a real job and enter the real world they know about different cultures and understand different people who they may have to work with in this world. Their football and basketball teams are excellent and help kids make lasting friendships through their highschool career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2005

It's great! My child learns a lot and the diversity is an excellent experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2003

the school allows the students to be who they are.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
28%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
30%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

23 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students18%
Female35%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant18%

Chemistry

All Students82%
Female90%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant82%

Earth Science

All Students46%
Female43%
Male49%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities14%
General population52%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%

English

All Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities58%
General population87%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%

Geometry

All Students43%
Female40%
Male47%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Global History and Geography

All Students52%
Female47%
Male57%
African American48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities24%
General population59%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Integrated Algebra

All Students63%
Female59%
Male67%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities41%
General population69%
English language learners95%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%

Living Environment

All Students76%
Female68%
Male83%
African American66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities44%
General population83%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students81%
Female74%
Male86%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities41%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 69% 48%
Black 1 21% 19%
Hispanic 2 9% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 283%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 16%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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  • MR. BRUCE R. AXELSON

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550 Martin Rd
Lackawanna, NY 14218
Phone: (716) 827-6727

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