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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Buffalo City School District is a public school district located in Buffalo, NY. It has 33,992 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

Buffalo City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
65%
Average SAT
1070
1,196 responses
Average ACT
26
136 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
33,992
Free or Reduced Lunch
61.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,711
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$919,509,000
Expenses Per Student
$29,088/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$35,144
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$725
National
$949
Median Home Value
$220,460
National
$184,700

Buffalo City School District Reviews

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There are a lot of diversity in buffalo schools. There are students from different cultures. The academic system and education is really good. All staffs and members are very responsible for their works. There are many clubs and organizations for students to participate. Besides studies, there are many sport opportunities for students to enjoy their day. There are also music class and some celebrations where students can show their various talents. Overall, buffalo schools are really good for all students.
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I would like to see an improvement in safety across the board. With the state of America currently, safety measures such as metal detectors and armed security should be implemented across the district. Although security is poor, the teachers and the atmosphere given by them is outstanding, you feel comforted and welcome in most classes despite not having access to multiple AP/College Readiness courses. Overall I enjoyed my experience her but there is room for improvement. I enjoyed being around a very diverse group of students and I got to appreciate everyone for who they were, it didn't matter their background to me, I loved them for who they were.
I went to two city schools when I was younger. From pre-k to 4th grade, I went to Waterfront Elementary and from 5th- 8th grade I went to Discovery School #67. These schools were complete opposites. At Waterfront, I got to meet numerous people from different walks of life. Most of the students that attended were less unfortunate than others. Many students were very violent towards one another and towards adult figures. I was fine throughout my experience, but others were not. My parents made me transfer schools because Waterfront was changing over time and it was not for the better. Discovery School was in my neighbor. It was one of the better public schools in the district. The friends I had went there and many parents suggested it to my parents. I made great connections with people and still am in contact with faculty at the school.