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Lampeter-Strasburg Senior High School

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Posted April 23, 2014

i am currently a senior graduating in a few months. this school is everything i could have ever asked for. the teachers are caring. the staff listens to you and helps you. i am glad to call myself a pioneer and always will be. yea there are cliques and "groups" of kids that associate with one another. but you have that everywhere. the athletics and their facilities are top notch as well. this school has prepared me for the real world Very Very well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2013

A very solid school with well behaved students. The school is very homogeneous. I'm not sure how the school would seem to someone who "doesn't fit the mold".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2013

When we first moved to the district, it was rated high and I would of rated them a 5. Today I would rate the elementary schools a 4 and the middle school and high school a 2 or lower. Over the years the high school and middle school have gone down hill. They say they want highly qualified teachers but they seem to be having trouble finding them. Also, their standards of substitutes is very low. My children have had substitutes that paint their nails, text, and sit behind the desk and read or on their computer. The high school actually has an emergency certified substitute "babysitting" our children OVER certified substitutes.What this means is he does not have a teaching degree. This year he has been in A LOT! My children had him a few times. What our the children learning on these days. Not much!! They say they want the best for our children but they are not delivering!! Parents get involved and find out what is going on in the schools. My children and I have a good relationship and we talk. If you only knew what all goes on in the high school and middle school, you would be shocked. Attend a Board meeting and drop in on classes. They supposedly have an open door policy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2012

I dislike this school. For the most part, I think that the kids here in this school aren't very accepting of others from different states. I would and wouldn't blame them. Some of them have been going to this school district since kindergarten together. But on the other hand, they should be accepting of others. Shouldn't they? In addition to that, you can find many cliques in this school. Also, if I had to tell you one thing about the teachers I will tell you this, they choose favorites, and boy they do it alot. I recommend that you don't even move to this school district. But if you like a school that has little diversity, cliques, drama and more choose this one!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2012

We moved here last year from the Council Rock school district in Bucks County, one of the very top districts in the state. After a tough first week, my then-freshman daughter quickly integrated. I have met all of her teachers, who are uniformly dedicated and caring. Academic standards are comparable to Council Rock's, and L-S's accelerated program (in which courses that are year-long in other schools are compressed into half of the year) enabled my daughter to progress very rapidly. As a bonus, the school's physical plant is pristine. We're very pleased. As an aside--and not necessarily a criticism--I note that there is little diversity in the school population. However, this is a function of the district's demographics, so one cannot blame the school for this fact. In this regard, the school's homogeneity is in stark contrast to say, Lancaster City schools. I wish there were more solidly middle-class persons of color who could afford the generally more expensive homes in the L-S district, but there don't appear to be. This sort of unintended, de facto segregation is unfortunately a problem nationwide.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

teachers are dedicated to the students, students are enjoyable and parents are supportive of the school
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 7, 2009

Great teachers! Students are caring, giving, helpful in there school and to those in need. The school is always clean and keeps safety in mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Lampeter-Strasburg High School is a great school because all of the teachers and students work together to make it a great place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The teachers are very dedicated to their students and their profession!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 5, 2009

Our school continually challenges our students in academics, extra curriculars, and service while maintaining a good balance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

there are a lot of dedicated staff there who want to help the students reach their highest potential.The school has a lot of community involvement.


Posted October 4, 2009

I have been teaching at L-S for 23 years and I love the school. The kids are fantastic and it is a pleasant place to work-the community is great, the staff is super as well. :) There really is a sense of 'family' at L-S, which is talked about often. Many people move into our district because of the schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Awesome teachers and staff!!!! They were always involved with the kids, not only in a teacher role, but also as friends. The best!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Supportive teachers and staff.


Posted August 4, 2009

Several real estate agents told us this was the best district in Lanc. Co. for kids with special needs. However, the comment - 'If you're from another state they do not welcome you' couldn't have nailed it any better. Unfortunately, this kind of comment isn't limited to the L-S school district in Lanc. co. I've even seen similar comments in the local newspaper editorial section. And I have seen the treatment firsthand, even though I am originally from the area and moved back a few years ago to be closer to my ederly parents. BTW, it's not my kids or us. My kids are straight A students and starters on the sports teams and we're college graduates. I always thought of the area of a much nicer place growing up. I wish I knew what happened.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2009

Ive been living in Lancaster for 5 years and I went to Hans Herr,Martin Meylin Middle School and im going into 10th grade at Lampeter Strasburg.i hate this school!The kids are in their own cliques and they arent welcoming.When I began my first day of 5th grade i only made one friend and since then ive only had a few more.Some of the teachers are nice but the others are mean and they choose favorites.The kids are rude and racist and every year something always happens with me.My mom called the schools and they didnt do anything accept for one time.I dont recommend putting your kids in this school or even living in Lancaster.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2009

As a former student who transferred in during the start of the 11th grade I found some of the students a little unwilling to accept new people but since most of these kids have gone to school together since kindergarten and it is such a small school I can understand-it's not right but I could see where they are coming from. I will say the staff was extremely helpful in the transition from the urban school I had been in and really worked hard to make sure I was comfortable since a few of my classes I had to take with underclassmen as my old school had a different curriculum. My GPA jumped from a 2.0 to a 3.5 in the 2 years I went to this school which I think speaks for itself. It's a wonderful school overall.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2009

If your from another state they do not welcome you. There is definitely favoritism shown by teachers for certain students. Some teachers are wonderful, others need to find another job that will enjoy. They seem to hate this one. My child did not have a positive experience at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

This is a fantastic school. They have done a terrific job with my daughter, who is in learning support. She absolutely loves L-S.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2008

This school is not welcoming to people from other areas and backgrounds. They feel they are superior to people who have different values, and opinions. The special educatin is horrible.
—Submitted by a student


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

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

244 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

242 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

245 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

246 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
89%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female87%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female56%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 71%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1600 Book Rd
Lampeter, PA 17537
Phone: (717) 464-3311

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