About The District
Community and Region
The Lewiston-Porter Central School District lies immediately north of the City of Niagara Falls and encompasses approximately 54 square miles in northern Niagara County, on the shores of Lake Ontario and bordering the Niagara River. Centralized in 1947, the District is contained in the towns of Lewiston and Porter. About 70 percent of the District’s taxable property falls within the Town of Lewiston, while the Town of Porter makes up approximately 30 percent of the assessed value of the District.
Although much of Niagara County’s economy remains agricultural, Lewiston-Porter’s rural sector is shrinking, and is being replaced by a suburban bedroom community servicing the cities of Buffalo, Lockport and Niagara Falls. Some of the area’s employers are state, federal and county governments, Delphi in Lockport, and the Occidental Chemical companies in Niagara Falls. Many district residents are also employed by Niagara County Community College, Niagara University, Orleans/Niagara BOCES, and area school districts.
School District History
The Lewiston-Porter Central School District educates children from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, with four school buildings on a campus setting: one Primary Education Center (pre-K through grade 2), one Intermediate Education Center (grades 3-5), one Middle School (grades 6-8) and one High School (grades 9-12). Also on the school campus is the former administration building, which is now home to the Lewiston Police Department, and the Community Resource Center, utilitized for staff development and various athletic and community activities, as well as housing the District Offices and the Board of Education meeting room.
The total student enrollment is approximately 2,100 students, with about 330 full-time employees. Of these, just under 175 are teachers who are represented by the Lewiston-Porter United Teachers (LPUT), an affiliate of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT).
Some Nuggets of Knowledge about Lewiston-Porter
- After-school activities and intramural sports are available to all grade levels.
- Kindergarten is offered as a full-day program. There are three pre-K programs.
- The High School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges.
- Newsweek Magazine’s March 13, 2000 and June 2, 2003 issues recognized Lewiston-Porter High School as a "Top 100 Ranked High School in the Nation." It continues to rank high.
- Lewiston-Porter provides cultural educational exchanges with numerous countries (e.g. Canada, Belgium, Spain, China).
- Academic Intervention Services are provided at all grade levels.
- Tuition is approximately $11,125.
- Lewiston-Porter is a member of the Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).