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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Kenmore West Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Buffalo, NY. It has 1,437 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.

Kenmore West Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1160
221 responses
Average ACT
28
65 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$58,359
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$823
National
$949
Median Home Value
$131,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
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  • Dances
    23%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Spirit week
    17%
  • Plays and Musicals
    16%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,437
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,500
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$22,150/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Kenmore West Senior High School Reviews

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Throughout my four years of high school, I enjoyed most of the days here. Some teachers are kind of annoying and only care about grades, other teachers barely teach and still expect you to get a good grade, and then there are actual good teachers who care. West always gave me something to look forward to at the end of the week or even month. Dances are fun sometimes but the DJs never get any better. The school announcements are kind of confusing and irritating, like why is it in the middle of the school day. They need to put more effort into the school pep rallies but overall all of them sucked. I am glad to be graduating but I will never forget all the fun memories I had at this school. West is Best!
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My four years at Kenmore West have been very memorable, and full of experiences and learning. Kenmore West offers an endless amount of clubs and activities. Some of the clubs I am in are ModelUN, where we meet with other students from other schools who are representing a country and discuss the issues of today's world, track and field, lacrosse, and Link Crew, where juniors and seniors work on their leadership and experience to help the incoming students become more comfortable with the high school. Kenmore West also offers an array of classes from regents to honors and finally to AP and IB. I take honors and AP classes, and they have a good balance between being a challenging course, and a manageable course because of the teachers who are willing to stay after school and help you with any problems. The only thing I would change about Kenmore West is to weigh AP and IB courses equally because one is not better than the other, and both have their pros and cons.
My experience at Kenmore West High school has been great. There is a welcoming faculty with outstanding consulars for support. I am a student in the IB program, therefore my experience has been different from the average student. The average student takes 9 classes per day, where as I have a alternating schedule. Our sports teams are very greatly supported by our student section and local community. I would like to see more alumni returning for tours and visits in the future.