Lancaster High School

488 reviews
  1. Antelope Valley Union High School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public, Magnet
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
44701 32nd St West
Lancaster, CA 93536
Telephone
(661) 726-7649

Lancaster High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1030
111 responses
Average ACT
23
37 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
AP Enrollment
25%
AP Exam Pass Rate
26%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    2%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    22%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    74%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    3%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 101 responses
  • Pep Rally
    35%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Spirit week
    11%
  • Grad Night
    11%
  • I LOVE FLEX DAYS
    7%
  • Basketball games
    6%
  • Dances
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,318
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,173
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.73 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.73 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.73 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,472/ year
National
$11,890
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.88 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.88 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.88 responses

Reviews

488 reviews
  • Excellent
    38
  • Very Good
    208
  • Average
    202
  • Poor
    31
  • Terrible
    9
Lancaster High School has been great to me. If I had to do it all over again, my high school of choice would, again, be Lancaster High! I've made some of my favorite memories at countless events such as football, baseball, soccer games etc. and have even been able to host one of our amazing, energetic pep rallies. Our spirit weeks aren't the only time you'd see a massive amount of school spirit being displayed. The teachers are caring, the students are friendly, the campus is vast and appealing, and our school events are so creative and fun. I have so much love for my school and all the staff and students in it, we are all connected!
  • High School Senior
  • 10 months ago
Being in the after-school competitive marching band class, I personally loved the quality of that particular after school program, and being in that one extracurricular class made my stay at the school much more fun. There were several different after-school sports teams and clubs to choose from as well, such as football, basketball, baseball, soccer, wrestling, golf, and cheer leading, among others. There was also dance teams, and the prestigious robotics team as well. However, since I wasn't in any of these organizations besides the band, and can't speak for them regarding the administration and parental support, or the level of commitment. Speaking for how I felt about the marching band, though, I feel as if it could (or should) have gotten a bit more administration support. The level of commitment each year was very good after band camp, and since it was a class, it was in each student's best interest to be there every day on time. I felt like the parental support was pretty good, and the return rate of alumni to watch practices and competitions were moderately high.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago
I believe that the school was not great in terms of academic achievement, but not necessarily poor, either. Something that I enjoyed about the school was that I felt there were a wide range of class options available; from AP and Honors STEM courses to wind ensembles to courses on graphic and video game design, and many things in between. I felt that the teachers were also of decent quality as well. However, the overall feel and air of the school was somewhat apathetic. There wasn't much stress on the students to work particularly hard, and many of the students didn't seem to interested in being involved in multiple subjects, so it felt like most students just simply "went with the flow" of life. Of course, there were some outliers, but the majority of students didn't seem very concerned with high academic achievement, which affected how well or how poorly we were able to push each other to achieve individual academic success.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago