A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Amherst Central School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Amherst, NY. It has 2,943 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
Address
55 Kings Hwy
Amherst, NY 14226
Telephone
(716) 362-3051
Website

Amherst Central School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1210
104 responses
Average ACT
28
39 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
2,943
Free or Reduced Lunch
27.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,904
Teachers in First/Second Year

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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Overall I had a good experience at Amherst. Academically, I felt they allowed me to be placed into classes that prepared me for college by offering numerous AP opportunities. Our teachers were engaging , and there were numerous clubs and activities to suit a great variety of students. Our music department is second to none. It is a safe environment with little concern for bullying, etc. my overall experience at Amherst has been a positive one,
The school seemed to be indifferent to their students. The culture amongst the students is very toxic, and this also true between the students and teachers. Honestly it only feels as though the only people that matter were the kids that were in sports. The Art programs were horrendous and treated the art teacher herself terribly.