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|Lockport High School|
250 Lincoln Avenue
|Motto||"Pride in our Past...Faith in our Future"|
|School district||Lockport City School District|
|Student to teacher ratio||14.30|
Lockport City High School (also LHS) is a comprehensive New York public high school located on Lincoln Avenue in Lockport, east of the city of Niagara Falls in the Lockport City School District, serving ninth to twelfth grade students. It is the only high school within the district, and is the successor to North Park Junior High School. The school is governed under the authority of the New York State Education Department, whose standardized examinations are designed and administered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.
Lockport High School is a 9th through 12th grade institution that includes one building on one campus. The main building, named Lockport High School (LHS), houses grades 9 through 12. Lockport High School has been going through a remodeling state through the years of 2009-2012, it now has a brand-new modern style.
The Lockport High School complex is currently administered by a main principal and two assistant principals.
- Mrs. Dawn Wylke, Principal
- Mr. Jason Madden, Assistant Principal
- Ms. Cheryl Vilardo, Assistant Principal
- Mr. Todd Sukdolak, Director of Athletics, Health, and Wellness
Lockport High School offers more than 150 different courses in English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Languages Other Than English, Art, Music, Family & Consumer Science, Health, Business, Technology, and Physical Education. Technical career courses are available through Orleans-Niagara Board of Cooperative Education (BOCES). The school focuses on graduating all students with the minimum of a Regents Diploma, but some may also graduate with a less advanced local diploma. The Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation may be achieved with extended studies in a foreign language.
Though the curriculum is developed and sanctioned by the New York State Department of Education, and classes are developed to prepare students to achieve success on the required Regents Examinations, most core courses offer one or two components that explore more advanced topics. The school not only offers standard level Regents courses (Academic level), but also offers more advanced Advanced Placement (AP), College-credit (College), and Honors (H) courses. The criteria used in placing students in the instructional levels are classroom performance, teacher and counselor recommendations, standardized test scores, and individual student preferences. Advanced students may begin earning high school credits in middle school through an accelerated program in mathematics and/ or foreign language.
The school uses a 100 grade point scale, as opposed to the much more common 4.0 scale. The rank in class is established by placing students in descending order from highest to lowest according to their weighted grade point average. The weighted grade point average is calculated with Advanced Placement (AP) courses and College Level courses weighted at 1.1 and Honors Level courses weighted at 1.05.
- Mathematics: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus AB, Precalculus, Statistics
- Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Forensic Science, Environmental Science
- History: Global History, United States History, United States Government & Politics, Economics, Psychology, Sociology
- Foreign Language: Spanish, French, Latin
- Humanities: Writing, Journalism, Public Speaking
- Physical Education and Health: Fitness, Health
- Arts: Studio Art, Choir, Band
- Technology: DECA, Computer-Aided Design, Graphic Design, Broadcasting Technology, Robotics, Introductory Engineering
- Science: Biology, Chemistry,
- Humanities: Language and Composition, Literature and Composition
- Social Studies: World History, United States History, Government & Politics: US, Macroeconomics
- Foreign Language: Spanish, French
Athletics and Extracurriculars
Lockport High School's 30 varsity athletic teams the American Division of the CNYCL, Section VI of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) . Lockport has 30 varsity teams and over 40 other teams that provide a range of team and individual sports. A wide variety of teams claim CNYCL and Section IV championships every year, and the vast majority of athletes are honored with NYS Scholar Athlete Awards. The school has won state titles in multiple individual and team sports including boys and girls cross country, golf, tennis, soccer, swimming, track, wrestling, and football. Many teams also have modified, freshman and junior varsity components. The varsity teams include:
|Fall||Cheerleading, Cross Country, Soccer,||Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball|
|Winter||Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Indoor Track||Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Swimming, Wrestling|
|Spring||Golf, Lacrosse, Softball, Track||Baseball, Lacrosse, Tennis, Track|
All varsity teams practice and compete on the high school campus, with a few exceptions. The hockey team practices and competes at the Cornerstone CFCU Arena in Lockport, New York. Also, the indoor track teams compete at various colleges and venues.
Lockport High School currently competes at Max D. Lederer field at the Emmett Belknap Middle School at 491 High Street in Lockport, New York. Lockport's Football and Track and Field teams compete here. Lockport's Lacrosse and Soccer teams compete on the fields behind Lockport High School. Lockport's track is expected to be re-surfaced during the summer of 2014.
Clubs and Organizations
- Advanced Jazz Ensemble
- African American History Club
- Drama Club
- French Club
- Foreign Exchange Club
- Gay-Straight Alliance
- Interact Club
- Jazz Ensemble
- Math League
- Mindworks Literary
- Recycling Club
- Spanish Club
- Latin Club
- S.A.D.D. Program (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
- Student Council
- The Towpath (Newspaper)
- Warlocks 1507 FRC Robotics
- Wind Ensemble
- Yearbook Club
- Mixed Chorus
- Concert Choir
- Vocal Jazz Ensamble
LHS has several local chapters of nationwide organizations.
- Key Club
- National Spanish Honor Society
- Tri-Music National Honor Society
- Thespian Society
- National Math Honor Society
- National Honor Society
- National Junior Honor Society
- SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
There were 96 teachers employed at the school, making the student to teacher ratio approximately 18:1.
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- Daren Stone - NFL linebacker
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