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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Kenmore-Tonawanda Union Free School District is an above average, public school district located in Buffalo, NY. It has 6,792 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
About Kenmore-Tonawanda Union Free School District...
Address
1500 Colvin Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14223
Telephone
(716) 874-8400
Website

Kenmore-Tonawanda Union Free School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1160
319 responses
Average ACT
27
98 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,792
Free or Reduced Lunch
48.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,500
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$157,170,000
Expenses Per Student
$22,150/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    68%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    2%

Kenmore-Tonawanda Union Free School District Reviews

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Having moved from Haiti at age 8, I attended Benfranklin elementary school, the teachers have impacted me significantly throughout elementary school. I was provided with ESL and I quickly made friends. I will never forget my teachers. It took me until fifth grade to learn English well enough to speak confidently. I learned to play soccer because of that school and the modified coaches. Now I am an all western New York player and a top goal score for soccer. the district has been shaping who I am. In high school my soccer coach has been like a father figure for me, he has always been there, from emotional needs, to motivation on the field. I’ve been athletically gifted, and many people have been helping me to fine tune my craft.
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There are very few things I would change about the district. Ken-Ton has been nothing but supportive in terms of following my dreams, utilizing my creativity, and allowing me to be who I wanted to be in a successful way. The students are held very highly and rarely are decisions made without getting a general feel from students and faculty rather than just administrators. Not to mention the dedication of both faculty and administration in making sure we feel safe, successful, and important. This district doesn’t ever make you feel like you’re just a number. People take the time to know your name and the story that goes along with it.
I have enjoyed my time within this district since they give you so many opportunities compared to others, including off campus experience and many different courses to help you prepare for college. The only disadvantage was that the students feel very separated from eachother because of our different programs so how they handle the placement of classes should be more similar throughout these programs instead, but still keep the differences since each program is special and meant to help each student in a very different way for their future to the others.