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  2. Diversity
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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Amherst Central School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Amherst, NY. It has 2,917 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
55 Kings Hwy
Amherst, NY 14226
Telephone
(716) 362-3051

Amherst Central School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1220
115 responses
Average ACT
28
42 responses
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,917
Free or Reduced Lunch
27.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,904
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$47,517,000
Expenses Per Student
$18,114/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    2%

Amherst Central School District Reviews

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I like how open minded Amherst is. There, we are taught not to conform, but to be different. The people at Amherst make it great too. Out of all my years of going to school, K-12, the past four years in high school have been the most enjoyable and seemingly the easiest simply because the people, including the faculty and the students, are easy going, agreeable and fun to be around. It makes you look forward to going to school. It is a very comfortable environment. I will miss it next fall when I am not a student anymore!
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I have had a terrific high school experience. The staff and students are friendly and helpful. There was never a moment in high school or entering high school when I felt scared to be there, or a feeling that I would be lost. The support systems at the school offer students many opportunities to find a place to fit in. In fact, there are faculty members who are there specifically for school morale (the legendary Duke McGuire). Amherst is not a huge school, yet it still has more clubs than larger schools. The academies for business are tremendous for students as well. For myself, who is majoring in marketing, I have been supported and inspired from the teachers in the Academy. They have helped me network, and even start my own club.
Amherst is a great district for everyone! The academics here at Amherst are wonderful. Going to a school in NYS is guaranteed success. The sports are amazing we have multiple sectional winning teams here at Amherst. There are so many clubs and sports at Amherst central high school for everyone to fit in at