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2018
LMS ranks among best teachers in Upstate NY
R.C. Buckley ranks among best teachers in Upstate NY
Lansing High School ranks fourth among best teachers in Upstate NY
Lansing CSD ranks among safest schools in Upstate NY
Lansing CSD ranks third among best teachers in Upstate NY
LHS ranked among the 50 best high schools in Upstate NY
Lansing CSD named 8th best school district to teach in Upstate NY
LHS U.S. News Top School for Second Year
Lansing CSD Named One of “Best Communities for Music Education” for the Third Year in a Row!

2017
Lansing High School Named in Top School in Central New York
LCSD Recognized With Prestigious Statewide Recognition as Reward School
Lansing Named Top School District for Syracuse Area by Business First
Lansing HS ranks among top 50 schools for SAT scores
Lansing High School named National Blue Ribbon School!
Lansing CSD named top 30 best school districts to teach in Upstate NY
August 28, 2018
LMS ranks among best teachers in Upstate NY

For the fourth time this month, something that the Lansing community has known for a long time has been confirmed – Lansing Middle School has some of the best teachers in Upstate New York. Lansing Middle School was ranked 19 among the top 40 middle schools with the best teachers in Upstate New York. Lansing Middle School was one of six middle schools in Central New York to be named with this honor.

This accomplishment is one of many for the district this past month. Recently, the Lansing Central School District was ranked third for the best teachers in Upstate New YorkLansing High School was ranked fourth among the top high schools with the best teachers in Upstate New York, and R.C. Buckley was ranked among the best teachers in Upstate New York. All three schools within the district have now been named among the best teachers in Upstate New York for 2019. 

The ranking for the best middle school teachers in Upstate New York comes from Niche.com, which has ranked every middle school in the country based on factors like academics and teacher data from the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to this, the rankings also take into account student and parent reviews. Lansing Middle School was given a rank of 88 among the best teachers in all of New York State.

This accomplishment marks yet another proud moment for the Lansing CSD. Our teachers are able to engage and interact with our students to encourage their academic success, and we would like to thank them for all of their hard work. Throughout the district, our teachers are constantly working to help, encourage, and inspire out students. At the same time, they manage to aid them in overcoming challenges, while also creating valuable memories. We thank our teachers for all they do in making Lansing CSD such a great community.

Congratulations to Lansing Middle School on this wonderful honor! It’s a great day to be a Bobcat!

August 20, 2018
R.C. Buckley ranks among best teachers in Upstate NY

For the third time this month, Niche has once again confirmed something that the Lansing community has known for a long time – Raymond C. Buckley Elementary School has some of the best teachers in Upstate New YorkR.C. Buckley Elementary School was ranked 17 among the top 30 elementary schools with the best teachers in Upstate New York.

This accomplishment is one of many for the district this past month. Recently, the Lansing Central School District was ranked third for the best teachers in Upstate New York and Lansing High School was ranked fourth among the top high schools with the best teachers in Upstate New York.

The ranking for the best elementary school teachers in Upstate New York comes from Niche.com, which has ranked every elementary school in the country based on factors like academics and teacher data from the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to this, the rankings also take into account student and parent reviews. R.C. Buckley Elementary School was given a rank of 71 among the best teachers in all of New York State.

This accomplishment marks yet another proud moment for the Lansing CSD. Our teachers leave lasting impressions on our students, and we would like to thank them for all of their hard work. Our teachers help our students to encourage, inspire, and overcome challenges, while creating valuable memories. We thank our teachers for their efforts in making Lansing CSD such a great community.

Congratulations to R.C. Buckley Elementary School on this wonderful honor! It’s a great day to be a Bobcat!

August 13, 2018
Lansing High School ranks fourth among best teachers in Upstate NY

For the second time this month, Niche has once again confirmed something that the Lansing community has known for a long time -- Lansing High School has some of the best teachers in Upstate New York. Lansing High School was ranked fourth among the top 35 high schools with the best teachers in Upstate NY. Last week, the Lansing Central School District was ranked third for the best teachers in Upstate New York.
 
The ranking comes from Niche.com, which has ranked every high school in the country based on factors like teacher salaries, absenteeism, tenure, and student/ teacher ratios. Lansing High School was given a rank of 41 among the best teachers in all of New York State.

This accomplishment marks another proud moment for the Lansing CSD. We would like to take this time to thank our teachers for all of their hard work, which helps to inspire and make a difference in our students’ lives. We thank our teachers for their efforts in making Lansing CSD such a great community.

Congratulations to LHS on this wonderful honor! It’s a great day to be a Bobcat!

August 10, 2018
Lansing CSD ranks among safest schools in Upstate NY

A recent ranking from NYup.com has named the Lansing Central School District one of the safest schools in Upstate New York.

Lansing CSD was ranked thirteen among the top 50 safest schools in Upstate New York. This assessment from NYup.com is based on data from Niche.com, a neighborhood and school research website that ranks every district in America using factors like area crime rates, student suspensions, and school-related arrests. For more information on this process, visit the Nyup.com website.

Lansing CSD was given a rating of A+ for safety, with an overall grade of A. School safety is of the utmost importance at the Lansing CSD. We encourage our students, families, faculty, and community to keep the channels of communication open at all times, as outlined in this message. Thank you to our students, families, faculty, and community for all they do to keep Lansing such a great place. It’s a great day to be a Bobcat!

August 6, 2018
Lansing CSD ranks third among best teachers in Upstate NY

Niche has recently confirmed something that the Lansing community has known for a long time – we have some of the best teachers in Upstate New York.

The Lansing Central School District was recently ranked third among the top 40 best teachers in Upstate New York. This assessment is based on data from the U.S. Department of Education, along with student and parent reviews. Lansing was given a rank of 22 among the best teachers in all of New York State.

Lansing CSD values the work our teachers put in each and every day. Teachers make a difference in our students’ lives, by inspiring and encouraging them in many ways. We thank our teachers for their efforts in making Lansing CSD such a great community. Congratulations to our teachers on this wonderful honor! It’s a great day to be a Bobcat!

August 3, 2018
LHS ranked among the 50 best high schools in Upstate NY

Lansing High School has been named among the top 50 best high schools in Upstate New York by Niche. Lansing ranked 27 of the top 50 best high schools in Upstate New York, and one of the top schools in the Central New York region. LHS received this honor based on high ratings in reading and math proficiency, SAT scores, and graduation rate. Across New York State, Lansing CSD placed 124 among the 1,236 schools on the list.

To learn more about the top 50 high schools in Upstate New York click here. Congratulations, Lansing!

August 2, 2018
Lansing CSD named 8th best school district to teach in Upstate NY

For the second consecutive year, the Lansing Central School District has been named a top Upstate New York school district to teach in by Niche. Lansing ranked eighth of the top 35 best school districts to teach in Upstate New York, with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. For rankings across New York State, Lansing CSD placed at 60 on the list, moving up from last years ranking.

Thank you to our teachers and all they do to make the Lansing CSD community the excellent community it is! Teaching is a position that comes with great responsibility, and our teachers are constantly working to educate our children.

To learn more about the top 35 schools in Upstate New York click here. Congratulations, Lansing!

May 10, 2018
LHS U.S. News Top School for Second Year
For the second consecutive year, Lansing High School has made the list of the U.S. News Best High Schools released by U.S. News & World Report! Lansing High School was one of 167 schools to be named a silver medal school.

LHS was ranked among the top schools in New York State, ranking 141st in the state. LHS also ranked as one of the top schools in the Central New York region. LHS has a graduation rate of 96 percent, with 94 percent proficiency rate in reading and 98 percent proficiency rate in mathematics. New York has 413 schools in the 2018 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings.

The scores for the Best High Schools rankings are based on graduation rates, performance on state proficiency tests and college-level coursework, enrollment, diversity, and participation in free and reduced-price lunch programs. 

Congratulations, LHS and the Lansing Central School District!

May 5, 2018
Lansing CSD Named One of “Best Communities for Music Education” for the Third Year in a Row!
For the third year in a row, Lansing Central School District has been awarded the recognition of being a 2018 “Best Community for Music Education” by the National Association of Music Merchants. Lansing CSD was given the award along with 583 other schools throughout the nation.

The Best Communities for Music Education award program acknowledges schools and districts across the nation for their commitment to and support of music education. The award recognizes the members of the Lansing community – efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders – who have gone above and beyond to make music education part of the Lansing CSD.  

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this award possible! Congratulations, Lansing!
 
Dec. 1, 2017
Lansing CSD named top 30 best school districts to teach in Upstate NY
Lansing Central School District was recently named by Niche as one of the top 30 best school districts to teach in Upstate New York. Lansing CSD ranked 22 on the list for Upstate New York, with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. For rankings across New York State, Lansing CSD placed at 113 on the list.

Teaching is a position that comes with great responsibility. At Lansing CSD, our teachers work tirelessly to educate our children. Their efforts do not go unnoticed and we thank them for all they do to make the Lansing CSD community so wonderful!

To learn more about the top 30 schools in Upstate New York click here. Congratulations, Lansing!

Sept. 28, 2017
Lansing High School named National Blue Ribbon School!
Lansing High School Recognized as “Exemplary High Performing School”
 
Lansing, N.Y. – (September 2017) – It’s official: Lansing High School in the Lansing Central School District is a National Blue Ribbon School.
 
On Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Lansing High School has been named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. The U.S. Department of Education’s prestigious National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors both public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior in their state or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement. Lansing High School was recognized as an “Exemplary High Performing School” for 2017.
 
A total of 342 schools were designated as Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos for the 2017 program. Lansing High School is one of 19 schools in New York State to receive the prestigious Blue Ribbon designation. Up to 420 schools may be nominated across the country each year, with the federal government selecting 342 schools total to be a part of the 2017 program. The honor of being a Blue Ribbon School never expires.
 
“We are incredibly honored to receive this national recognition,” said Lansing High School Principal Colleen Ledley. “Lansing High School is surrounded by a wonderfully supportive and caring community. Every day, I am privileged to work with amazing faculty, staff, students, and families. Their collective commitment to excellence and to bringing out the best in one another has made this achievement possible. It’s a great day to be a LHS Bobcat.”
 
The process of becoming a Blue Ribbon School began earlier this year, when Lansing High School received the nomination for the designation as a result of the school’s academic success.
 
Following the nomination, school administrators and teachers quickly got to work on the program’s application, which outlined school demographics, academic efforts, instructional methods, and much more. 
 
“This is not only a great accomplishment for Lansing High School, but also for our district and community as a whole,” said Lansing Central School District Superintendent Chris Pettograsso. “Lansing is an engaged community that takes great pride in our school and town. It is with great joy that I see our community efforts rewarded. I am so proud of our administration, the leadership of our Board of Education, the unwavering dedication of our faculty and staff, and the support of our family and community. This recognition reminds us that we are on the right path for preparing our students for the future.”
 
This is the first time the Lansing Central School District has received the national accreditation. Lansing High School has about 340 students enrolled in its ninth through twelfth grade classes and employs 65 faculty/staff members.

July 13, 2017
Lansing HS ranks among top 50 schools for SAT scores
Lansing Central School district is proud to announce that Lansing High School has placed among the top 50 schools in upstate New York for SAT scores. LHS placed 17 on the list, with a composite average total of 1113 for math and reading scores. Students had an average score of 547 for the reading section of the exam and 566 for the math section. LHS exceeded both the average composite and individual section scores for New York State.

To learn more about the top 50 schools, click here. Congratulations, LHS!

June 8, 2017
Lansing Named Top School District for Syracuse Area by Business First

Business First, a business newspaper in Buffalo, N.Y., has named Lansing Central School District one of the top schools in the Syracuse area. Lansing ranked seven among 54 districts in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego and Tompkins counties. Congratulations on this great accomplishment, Lansing! To view the list of all district ratings, click here.

May 26, 2017
LCSD Recognized With Prestigious Statewide Recognition as Reward School by NYSED

New York State Education Department (NYSED) Commissioner MaryEllen Elia has named the Lansing Central School District (LCSD) a Reward School for the 2016-17 school year. LCSD is one of 185 high achieving and high progress schools to receive the title of Reward School.

“These schools serve as models to other schools in the state to inspire them to achieve a high level of accomplishment and improvement,” Commissioner Elia said. “Schools that excel should be recognized, and I am thrilled that many of these schools continue to demonstrate high achievement year after year.”

To earn this distinction, Reward Schools must demonstrate either high academic achievement or the most progress with minimal gaps in student achievement between certain populations of students.

According to the NYSED website, Lansing and all other Reward Schools were required to:
  • For the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years, be among the top 20 percent of schools in the state for English language arts (ELA) and math performance for or for the 2015-16 school year be among the top 10 percent of schools in terms of gains in ELA and math performance.
  • For the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years, have made Adequate Yearly Progress for all groups of students on all measures for which the school is accountable. This included the requirement that 95 percent of all groups participate in ELA and mathematics assessments.
  • Not have unacceptably large gaps in student performance on accountability measures between students who are members of an accountability group (e.g., low-income students) and students who are not members of that group.
  • Elementary and middle schools must demonstrate that more than 50 percent of students are making annual growth in ELA and math; and that more than 50 percent of the school’s lowest achieving students are also making gains.
  • High schools must have graduation rates above 80 percent to be a high achieving school and above 60 percent to be a high progress school.
  • The percentage of students in the school who graduate with a Regents diploma with advanced designation or a Career and Technical Endorsement must exceed the State average.
  • High schools must show that students are graduating students at a rate that exceeds the State average for students who didn’t demonstrate ELA proficiency when they first entered the school.
For more information about Reward Schools, as well as a list of all other recipients, visit the announcement on the NYSED website. Congratulations to LCSD on this wonderful accomplishment! 

April 25, 2017 
Lansing High School Named in Top School in Central New York by
US World News
The 2017 list of the Best High Schools across the U.S. and in every state has been released by U.S. News & World Report – and Lansing High School (LHS) has made the list! LHS was ranked among the top 100 schools in New York State, ranking 70th in the state and 686 nationally. LHS also ranked as one of the top schools in the Central New York region. LHS has a graduation rate of 95 percent and a 50.8 college readiness score. The scores for the Best High Schools rankings are based on graduation rates, performance on state proficiency tests and college-level coursework, enrollment, diversity, and participation in free and reduced-price lunch programs. Congratulations, LHS and the Lansing Central School District!