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P.S. 156 - Frederick Law Olmsted
  • Public, Magnet
  • BUFFALO, NY

Report Card

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

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P.S. 156 - Frederick Law Olmsted is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in BUFFALO, NY. It has 893 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

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P.S. 156 - Frederick Law Olmsted Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1140
152 responses
Average ACT
27
11 responses
AP Enrollment
57%

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Living in the Area

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$36,436
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$789
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$80,708
National
$229,800

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 18 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
  • Pep rallys
    18%
  • Prom
    17%
  • All sport events
    15%
  • Basketball games!
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Spaghetti diner
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
893
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,711
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.7%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$29,088 / year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 23 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 23 responses

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