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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Buffalo City School District is a public school district located in Buffalo, NY. It has 33,539 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 28% in reading.
Address
712 City Hall
Buffalo, NY 14202
Telephone
(716) 816-3575

Buffalo City School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
64%
Average SAT
1080
959 responses
Average ACT
26
107 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
33,539
Free or Reduced Lunch
61.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,663
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$919,509,000
Expenses Per Student
$25,309/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%

Buffalo City School District Reviews

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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.
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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.
I attend City Honors School. I want to say CHS is a great school, and I could not imagine going anywhere else, but as most public schools in the district are not that good, I really have no choice. It's an okay school, great when considering it is in this school district. The people are okay, (some) teachers are superb, and the lunches are terrible. As I come from the East Side, it is the best nearby high school to attend, so it is especially valuable to minorities who may not have access to other better (private) schools (ex. Elmwood's Nichols and Canisius, North Buffalo's Saint Joe's). All in all, I would not change the high school I attended, as most of the public schools in my area do not excel, however, I do definitely wish my high school experience was different. I wish I could score it a 3.5, subjective I know.