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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade B+
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A+
  7. Administration
    grade A
  8. Sports
    grade A minus
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B+

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P.S. 156 - Frederick Law Olmsted is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Buffalo, NY. It has 848 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.

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P.S. 156 - Frederick Law Olmsted Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
145 responses
Average ACT
27
11 responses
AP Enrollment
44%

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Living in the Area

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  2. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$34,838
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$810
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$82,344
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 16 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
  • Prom
    20%
  • Pep rallys
    18%
  • Basketball games!
    16%
  • All sport events
    15%
  • Spaghetti diner
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
848
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,711
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.7%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 21 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$29,088 / year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 21 responses

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