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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
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
P.S. 195 - City Honors School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Buffalo, NY. It has 1,078 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.

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
318 responses
Average ACT
30
66 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+
Median Household Income
$32,408
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$575
National
$949
Median Home Value
$94,055
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
52%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • March Madness/Spirit Week
    33%
  • The school musical
    21%
  • Senior skits
    19%
  • Annual Musical
    12%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • All activities/events are horrible
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,078
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 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.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 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
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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As a middle schooler i think that we are prepared for high school well. There is something new for us to learn everyday, teachers communicate with their students well and also communicate with the parents. Teachers make sure that the students understand what they are learning and if they realize that they aren't, they involve parents or take a different approach at a difficult lesson to make sure the the student understands what's being taught, overall great math and science/ technology class. Well preparing school. And great language classes.
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The environment is academic based and definitely prepares students for college. If you want to trade academic readiness and IB credits for mental sanity then go here, the stress is ridiculous but the classes aren't offered anywhere else. At CHS the students are burnt out completely by the time they reach senior year, and are held to ridiculously high standards. But hey the educations great, I guess if you wanna be forcing into classes that wont even end up getting you the credits but look good then go here. Theres a reason why their IB scores are the worst.
I like that every day I received a new challenge from each of my teachers every day! I was always engaged and the teachers were very helpful with explaining problems that stumped me or even the small things I need refreshers on. I am also very grateful that I have taken part in the IB program at my school. The rigorous curriculum is preparing me for college more than any of the set of classes I could have ever taken.