Lancaster High School in Lancaster, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,318
  • Type
    Public, Magnet, Coed
  • Reviews
    479 3.5
  • Ranking

Lancaster High School is a public, magnet, coed school in Lancaster, California. It has 2,318 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 58% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 479 reviews written and they have been mixed.

44701 32nd St West
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 726-7649

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 479 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: 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
    • 3
    Overall Experience: 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
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers at the school were quite knowledgeable in their fields, and an effort had been made by many of them to try to keep the classes engaging. Taking advanced placement (AP) courses greatly enhanced my knowledge and performance in certain courses, but I wish that, on a whole, the classes had been more challenging, and even difficult. I feel like my work ethic has suffered because there was not very much incentive to study in most of the classes. There were a few teachers that I believe weren't the best at teaching, either because they lacked effective communication / explanation skills, or because they didn't cover a topic in as much depth as I feel they should have. Overall, though, I believe that my experience with the teachers as a whole was decent.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Academics: There's really a lot of help with academics if a student needs it. Popular classes would be AP English and foreign languages.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: Everyone is relatively nice to one another without pressuring anyone to be apart of or do anything they don't want to do.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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1.66 Desert Sands Charter School 2 mi. 1,392
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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Lancaster High School United States California Antelope Valley High School Desert Sands Charter School Eastside High School Highland High School Quartz Hill High School
Hispanic 43.0% 25.0% 53.3% 53.0% 52.0% 47.0% 55.0% 34.0%
White 26.0% 51.0% 24.8% 9.0% 23.0% 16.0% 19.0% 43.0%
African American 19.0% 15.0% 6.1% 31.0% 19.0% 29.0% 15.0% 12.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 11.3% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0% 5.0% 5.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 3.3% 2.0% 0% 3.0% 2.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 27.5%
Grade 10 26.5%
Grade 11 22.5%
Grade 12 23.5%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 73 responses

  • 60% Yes
  • 29% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 48 responses

  • 19% The people
  • 16% Special programs (Eagle Robotics, AFJROTC, etc.)
  • 16% The open minded teachers
  • 16% Clubs
  • 12% The sports games
  • 7% The strict antibullying policy
  • 6% The elective courses offered
  • 4% The school dances
  • 4% Clubs/ Pep rallies
  • 1% The students

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 39 responses

  • 16% Bathroom was always dirty
  • 16% Students make it hard to learn
  • 16% The teachers don't really teach you teach yourself
  • 14% Administration's priorities are out of whack
  • 12% Our football program
  • 10% Cutting the choice of electives
  • 8% Nonchalant security guards
  • 4% No real form of punishment was administered
  • 4% Some teachers favorite students too much.
  • 1% School staff doesn't care about the students

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 47 responses

  • 34% Robotics
  • 30% AFJROTC unit
  • 13% LAMPE Program
  • 11% Great School Spirit
  • 4% Relationships found within sports teams
  • 4% The Students
  • 2% AVID
  • 2% ROTC

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 52 responses

  • 44% Diverse
  • 19% Open
  • 15% Average
  • 8% Different
  • 6% Strange
  • 6% Bad
  • 2% Easy to make friends

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 39 responses

  • 51% Cherish everything because time will fly
  • 23% Get involved in as many clubs as possible
  • 18% Know your counselor for clubs and class access
  • 5% The school is really big and easy to get lost in
  • 3% Keep your head low and just get through the day

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 44 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 2% I hate everything about this school.