Dear Lancaster High School Parents and Students:
As I look forward to September I wanted to welcome everyone to the 2014-2015 school year at Lancaster High School. Each beginning to a school year brings excitement, as well as nervous anticipation. Students and staff alike are eagerly awaiting a new beginning. The administrative team, along with our dedicated and talented faculty and staff, will work hard to maintain the rich tradition that has been the heart of Lancaster High School. Changes will always be made to address new concerns and to strive to improve the academic success of every student. However, the challenge remains to strike a balance between improving academic success and preserving the tradition that is a cornerstone to this institution. With the support of the community, we believe we are up to the challenge.
The high school experience of today is filled with more pressure, more competition, and higher expectations than ever before. We will continue our efforts to support students as they experience this increased rigor. Our goals, once again, include preparing students for whatever their post-graduation choices are whether it be higher education, the military, or joining the work force. We want to continue our recent successes which include a graduation rate over 98% and a 50% increase in the number of Advanced Placement tests taken. We will continue to strive for academic excellence while not losing sight of fiscal responsibility.
Lancaster High School prides itself in helping every student to find their niche, both through a strong academic program and powerful co-curricular offerings. It begins with our 9th grade class and continues for four years. We offer over 50 co-curricular opportunities, providing every student an option to explore a passion and enhance their educational experience. We are committed to providing each student with an education where information and skills are learned, knowledge is examined, and ideas are analyzed and evaluated. Lancaster has had success in athletics and the fine arts and offers a number of activities to supplement instruction so please encourage your son or daughter to get involved. Please explore this website at for more information regarding any of these activities. If you still have questions, please call the school at 686-3255 and I or one of our staff will be glad to help you obtain the needed information.
High school is a special time in a child’s life. It is a time of academic and personal challenge, and a time to make important decisions about their present and future plans. We welcome you to participate in our school community and to enjoy the excitement of learning. The entire faculty and staff look forward to working along side you to promote a bright future for all Lancaster students.