Lancaster School District is located in the high desert about 60 miles northeast of Los Angeles and serves students in preschool through eighth grade. Most of the District’s 82.5 square miles lies within the City of Lancaster with a small portion in the unincorporated boundaries of Los Angeles County.
Educating Antelope Valley youth since 1885, we believe the District provides excellent educational opportunities for the more than 15,000 students who attend our schools. We have one alternative education, one 6-8 STEAM, four middle, and fourteen elementary schools. In addition, we serve over 700 students in our preschool program. All of our schools and preschool operate on a traditional schedule.
The District is an active participant with the seven other Antelope Valley elementary districts and the high school district to provide quality programs. Teams of teachers and administrators from these districts meet monthly to articulate the K-12 programs.
Well-maintained school buildings and grounds reflect the importance which the District places upon providing a safe and welcoming environment for students, staff, and parents.
The Lancaster School District is committed to providing safe, inclusive learning spaces where the whole child is educated, nurtured, and inspired.
Our Core Values
Lancaster School District is committed to valuing and respecting our diversity; building and strengthening our communities of care; partnering to build a sense of belonging and connectedness; and insisting upon student academic growth through rigorous learning environments.
ACADEMIC GROWTH – Prioritize Academic Achievement by committing to academic growth through rigorous teaching and learning.
ENGAGEMENT – Build student and family engagement through effective communication channels and partnerships with our families and community.
SAFETY – Provide safe, supportive, and respectful learning environments for every member of our school community.
EQUITY – Ensure equity and access for every student by engaging in inclusive policies and practices, eliminating barriers to student success, and provide students timely and personalized support.
FISCAL STEWARDSHIP – Develop district-wide budget management that promotes collaborative fiscal responsibility and effective use of resources.