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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
P.S. 195 - City Honors School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Buffalo, NY. It has 1,056 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
186 E North St
Buffalo, NY 14204
Telephone
(716) 816-4230

P.S. 195 - City Honors School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1290
275 responses
Average ACT
29
48 responses
AP Enrollment
68%

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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$35,091
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$575
National
$949
Median Home Value
$62,014
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • March Madness/Spirit Week
    36%
  • The school musical
    21%
  • Senior skits
    18%
  • Annual Musical
    15%
  • All activities/events are horrible
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,056
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,663
Teachers in First/Second Year
8%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$25,309/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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City honors really prepared me for college. I had so many great opportunities and resources that got me ready for college. Some of the staff didn't really care about the students, and were not dedicated to their job as teachers, but others were very caring and made the experience better. Diversity could be increased, also administration could be improved by having administrators who cared for the school and the students and teachers within, not just the reputation of themselves and the school. Other than that I loved the teams and the students and overall experience at the school.
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City Honors is very intense academically, good for students looking for a one-up in college. If you're not ready to deal with hours of homework nightly or don't want to be pressured into taking the hardest courses, try somewhere less rigorous.

There are many great teachers and some not-so-good ones. The great ones make your life easier when you have an exam and three papers due next week. They care about you as a person and want to see you succeed. Hope that you get them.

Student body could use more diversity, but we've been improving on that in the last few years. Not really any bullying I can speak of—most people are very supportive and open-minded.

The administration? They're okay. Could be more transparent with students and parents. There isn't much communication between what students need and what the administration actually does. A bit of enlightenment and inspiration would do them good. I’ve been a proud Centaur for eight years, but like all communities, CHS has its flaws
City Honors is an excellent college prep school, but as you move up in grade level your restrictions and filters on freedoms are increased. Administration has no consideration for its students, and only cares about the schools reputation. Events that happen at the school that could negatively affect the school are immediately swept under the carpet. It has turned more into a jail rather than a school. The academics only prepare you for your prerequisite courses in college, and class selection is dismal. Specialized classes are not given and real world skills are never taught. I expected more coming into this school as a 5th grader, and it has only gone downhill. Very disappointing.