School Details

Lackawanna High School

550 Martin Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218
(716) 827-6727

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 593 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
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About this school

Lackawanna High School is a public high school in Lackawanna. The principal of Lackawanna High School is MR. BRUCE R. AXELSON and can be contacted at 593 students go to Lackawanna High School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Lackawanna High School students have "limited English proficiency." 83% of the 593 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Lackawanna High School is 12:1. Mount Mercy Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 69% 71%
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.6%
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 64%
Limited English proficiency 4% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has a very serious issue with bullying. If you are different or don't fit in with the "cool" kids watch out. All students don't receive the same treatment or punishments. The majority of the staff don't care and will sweep important issues under the rug. I thank god my child doesn't go there anymore! Stay away from lackawanna!

  • (6 years ago)

    LHS offers dedicated teachers who truly care about their students a wide variety of sports and extra curricular activities and a diverse learning environment that prepares its students for the real world.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great School to get ready to enter the real world. Teaches students to become independent and some times dependent too. But in all ways this school brightens students minds and gives them the right education!!

  • (7 years ago)

    A quality education Cultural Diversity and an excellent range of extracurricular activities is what makes LHS a great place to learn. Both of my children have made life long friendships with fellow student along with teachers and coaches. The district lets kids be who they are. The differences in cultures will only enhance the way the students approach the real world.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great school! I come home happy everyday. I tell my parents about my day and they know that I have learned the importance of learning. This school is very diverse so it shows us how to be with other kind of people. Also everyone is very close. The teachers know the students and the parents know the students and the teachers. It is a really good school.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school is shows kids how to grow up with all the different diversities there are in this world. So when they get a real job and enter the real world they know about different cultures and understand different people who they may have to work with in this world. Their football and basketball teams are excellent and help kids make lasting friendships through their highschool career.

  • (9 years ago)

    It's great! My child learns a lot and the diversity is an excellent experience.

  • (11 years ago)

    the school allows the students to be who they are.

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