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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Williamsville South High School is a highly rated, public school located in Williamsville, NY. It has 961 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.
About Williamsville South High School...
Address
5950 Main St
Williamsville, NY 14221
Telephone
(716) 626-8200

Williamsville South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1210
178 responses
Average ACT
28
60 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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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
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$72,459
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,020
National
$949
Median Home Value
$186,600
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
88%
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 73 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Activities
    22%
  • Football Games
    15%
  • Graduating on the front lawn
    14%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Pep Rally
    12%
  • Spirit weeks
    11%
  • Drama Productions
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
961
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,120
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.8%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,362/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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Williamsville South High School Reviews

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I have been at Williamsville South for 4 years and before that my mom and my aunts went there as well. The school building itself has a lot of character with a bell tower and pillars. There is no resemblance to an office building at all, like some other schools have. There have been many improvements over the time I have spent there. They have upgrade the foot ball field and the parking lot as well as the flow of traffic. It is a shame that recently they filled in the swimming pool as it makes it very difficult for the swim team to practice and we must travel to another school in the district. The pool was not the correct size or depth. There are plenty of clubs and sports. They have a very strong music program in the district, which I love. The class size, on average, is about 25 students and there is no over crowding in the school. The Williamsville School District is one of the best in WNY and it shows!
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Williamsville South has a "tradition of excellence". The building itself is a historic landmark, built in 1892. This gives it an interesting history, but leads to some problems. For example, air conditioning cannot be installed because it would be disrupting a historic landmark. However, the tradition of South is different from any other high school. The homecoming weeks are always cheerful, filled with blue and white school pride. The school gives you a sense of belonging, and as a senior I'm sure I will miss it. Obviously there are some cons, like school lunches and rude teachers, but that comes with every school. I believe Williamsville South is unique and sets itself apart from the other two high schools in the district.
I felt privileged to receive personal attention from teachers, have access to a number of extracurricular (sports, music, clubs, class trips), and especially AP courses. I went into college with a full YEARS worth of college credit from my APs. Number one thing is the teachers who are dedicated and excited to help students grow and learn. One complaint would be lack of diversity, I had 245 students in my graduating class and I think literally 5 were black, 20 or so were Asian, and maybe one or two Lantinx. Also, the food was terrible.