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Lancaster High School

Public | 9-12 | 297 students

 
 

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Posted April 7, 2010

Overall the quality of education available is excellent. The school has some outstanding teachers who prepare kids for the next level. As parents we have a duty to prepare our children to be good citizens and promote the importance of academics. Work ethic starts at home. Whether you like it or not our children act in public and at school based on the expectations we set at home. If you make excuses and play the role of the victim, you have done them no justice later in life. This is a Great School system and like many there are tweaks we would like to see. If that's the case get involved and go to your school board meetings and hold the elected officials responsible for the changes you would like to see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2006

Who ever said that each teacher cares about each kid is wrong. This school is all about sports. It is also who you know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

This school offers many opportunities, especially in sports. Its arts program, while present, is poorly funded. The place where LHS goes wrong is in not exposing its students to alternative views. There is a distinctly conservative -- and hopelessly unrealistic -- slant to the school's assemblies. When assemblies focus on kindness, diversity, and respect for self and the world, Lancaster High will earn a more positive reputation.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 24, 2005

This school is wonderful, each teacher cares greatly about the adancement of their students. It is not unusual to see teachers interacting and getting to know their students. The students are granted a great environment to grow up in while attending this school. Lancaster High School is also great because it is safe, secure, and appreciated by the students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 8, 2005

This school needs improvement. All they care about is sports. I know many students and a few that played sports stated, I flunked the course, but my teacher passed me to play ball. While other students who need help, get left behind. Also, it's who you are that matters.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 70% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
94%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 76% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students86%
Female91%
Male80%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Math

All Students58%
Female54%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%

Reading

All Students40%
Female41%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Not migrant40%

Science

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female84%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 97% 73%
Asian 1% 4%
Hispanic 1% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Black, not Hispanic 0% 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 10%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 70%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 49%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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806 E Elm St
Lancaster, WI 53813
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