• Lancaster Central School District

    Mission, Vision and Beliefs


    The Lancaster Central School District's purpose is to provide our students with a comprehensive educational program that will allow them to develop fully the necessary academic and social skills to become responsible and productive members of a democratic society.


    The Lancaster Central School District, in collaboration with students, parents and community, promotes innovation and change in teaching and learning through a continuous search for the most effective and efficient ways of preparing students for the 21st century.


    • The physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth of our students is our highest priority.
    • Teachers, administrators, parents, and community share the responsibility for educational excellence.
    • All students can learn.
    • Learning how to learn is as important as what is learned.
    • Students learn best when actively engaged in meaningful learning processes.
    • A safe, accepting, and caring environment promotes student achievement.
    • Respect for self and others will maximize potential.
    • Change provides an opportunity for growth.
    • Individual, cooperative, and competitive experiences enable all students to reach their full potential.
    • Students need to develop critical and creative thinking skills.
    • Curriculum and instruction practices will incorporate opportunities to demonstrate learning.
    • Challenging and measurable expectations increase individual achievement.
    • Ongoing staff development is crucial to a quality educational program.
    • In a rapidly changing society, it is essential to become a lifelong learner.
    • It is important to develop responsible and productive citizens.