PROFICIENCY 76% 64% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
48%Lancaster 01
46%South Carolina

Lancaster High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Lancaster 01" in Lancaster, SC. There are a total of 1,374 students and 103 teachers at Lancaster High, for a student to teacher ratio of 14 to 1. There are a total of 792 free lunch students and 81 reduced lunch students.

Lancaster High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 76.0%, which is 64% higher than the South Carolina average.


Student/Teacher ratio14:1
Free lunch792
Reduced lunch81


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment147
Taking some courses147
Taking some courses (not tests)2
Passing some courses39
Passing no courses102

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Lancaster High, there are a total of 147 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 147 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School75-79%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School70-74%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Lancaster High race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictSouth CarolinaNational
Caucasian 43.0% 61.6% 52.7% 51.1%
African American 49.2% 28.2% 34.8% 15.9%
Asian 0.7% 0.8% 1.5% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 5.8% 6.7% 7.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.3% 0.4% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.2% 2.3% 3.0% 3.1%

Lancaster demographics profile

StatisticLancasterSouth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,26917391
Median age35.538.837.7
Male/Female ratio1.2:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)57%56%55%
Speak English98%93%79%
Speak Spanish2%4%13%

Education level achieved in Lancaster

IndexLancasterSouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade76.8%83.0%84.3%
Completed high school75.1%81.6%83.0%
Completed some college38.1%56.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree20.8%35.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.8%26.5%30.3%
Completed masters4.3%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.5%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.1%1.1%1.3%
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Source: The Lancaster High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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