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Buffalo City School District is located at 712 City Hall Buffalo, NY. This public school system is located in Erie County, New York and Buffalo is the state's second-largest city. The Buffalo City School District is recognized for its outstanding performance when compared to other urban school systems in New York State. It brings excellent teaching practices and supreme opportunities to its diverse student population. The Buffalo Public Schools curriculum is aligned to state standards set by the Education Department. The Board of Education is the policy-making body for the Buffalo Public Schools. Members are elected by popular vote and are the representatives in the schools.

The City of Buffalo is the economic and cultural center of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area. It is located on the eastern end of Lake Erie, opposite Fort Erie, Ontario in Canada, and at the beginning of the Niagara River, which flows northward over Niagara Falls and into Lake Ontario. Buffalo possesses all of the appealing characteristics and qualities of the great urban centers that are enchanted with 19th century mansions lining Olmsted parks and parkways. Visitors are excited to find out the City of Buffalo is only twenty minutes from Niagara Falls.

Buffalo City School District offers traditional and non-traditional programs which encourage active family participation. They work to motivate and strengthen individual confidence and self- determination in both parents and children. Buffalo City School trust that their nurturing and supportive environment will spur personal growth, increase children's academic achievement, and lead to lifelong learning for all participants.

Buffalo City School District Information  
Buffalo City School District
712 City Hall
Buffalo, NY 14202
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Erie County, New York
716-816-3575
Serving grades PK-12
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Students: 36706
Student / Teacher Ratio: 12.8
Schools in this District: 59
Buffalo City School District

Schools   Students   Staff   Academics   Regents   Graduates   Expenditure Data  
Buffalo City School District Schools
School NameCityGrade LevelCounty
Bennett High SchoolBuffalo8-12Erie County
Bilingual CenterBuffaloPK-8Erie County
Bilingual Early Childhood CenterBuffaloPK-2, UEErie County
Buffalo Academy For Visual And Performing ArtsBuffalo5-12, UEErie County
Buffalo Elementary School Of TechnologyBuffaloPK-8Erie County
Burgard High SchoolBuffalo8-12Erie County
Campus West SchoolBuffaloPK-8Erie County
City Honors School At Fosdick Masten ParkBuffalo5-12Erie County
D'youville Porter Campus SchoolBuffaloPK-8Erie County
Dr. Antonia Pantoja Community SchoolBuffaloPK-8Erie County
Dr. Charles R. Drew Science MagnetBuffaloPK-8Erie County
Dr. Lydia T. Wright School Of ExcellenceBuffaloPK-8, UEErie County
East High SchoolBuffalo8-12Erie County
Emerson School Of HospitalityBuffalo8-12Erie County
Erie County Health Care For ChildrenBuffalo7-12, UE, USErie County
Frank A. Sedita AcademyBuffalo5-8Erie County
Frederick Olmstead #56Buffalo5-8, UE, USErie County
Frederick Olmstead #64BuffaloPK-4, UEErie County
Grover Cleveland High SchoolBuffalo8-12Erie County
Hamlin Park Elementary SchoolBuffaloPK-8Erie County
Harriet Ross Tubman SchoolBuffaloPK-8Erie County
Harvey Austin SchoolBuffalo5-8, UE, USErie County
Herman Badillo Bilingual AcademyBuffalo3-8Erie County
Highgate HeightsBuffaloPK-8Erie County
Hillery Park ElementaryBuffaloPK-8Erie County
Houghton AcademyBuffalo3-8, UE, USErie County
Hutchinson Central Technical High SchoolBuffalo9-12Erie County
International SchoolBuffaloPK-8Erie County
Lafayette High SchoolBuffalo8-12Erie County
Leonardo Da Vinci High SchoolBuffalo8-12Erie County
Lorraine Elementary SchoolBuffaloPK-8Erie County
Lovejoy Discovery School At #71Buffalo3-8Erie County
Martin Luther King Multicultural InstituteBuffaloPK-8, UE, USErie County
Math Science Technology Preparatory School At SenecaBuffalo8-12Erie County
Mckinley High SchoolBuffalo8-12Erie County
Montessori SchoolBuffaloPK-8Erie County
Native American Magnet SchoolBuffaloPK-8Erie County
North Park Middle AcademyBuffalo5-8Erie County
P.S. 77BuffaloPK-4Erie County
P.S. 81 SchoolBuffaloPK-8, UEErie County
Pfc William J. Grabiarz School Of ExcellenceBuffalo5-8Erie County
Poplar Citizenship Academy Early Childhood CenterBuffaloPK-4Erie County
Ps 17 Early Childhood CenterBuffaloPK-4Erie County
Ps 37 Futures AcademyBuffaloPK-8Erie County
Ps 42 Occupational Training CenterBuffalo4-6, 8-10, UEErie County
Ps 53 Community SchoolBuffaloPK-8Erie County
Ps 54 Dr. George E. BlackmanBuffaloPK-4Erie County
Ps 61 Early Childhood CenterBuffaloPK-4, UEErie County
Ps 65 Roosevelt EccBuffaloPK-4, UEErie County
Ps 67 Discovery SchoolBuffaloPK-6Erie County
Ps 78 Montessori SchoolBuffaloPK-6Erie County
Ps 82 Early Childhood CenterBuffaloPK-4, UEErie County
Ps 91 Build AcademyBuffaloPK-8Erie County
Riverside Institute Of TechnologyBuffalo8-12Erie County
South Park High SchoolBuffalo8-12Erie County
Southside Elementary SchoolBuffaloPK-8, UE, USErie County
Stanley M. Makowski Early Childhood CenterBuffaloPK-4Erie County
Waterfront Elementary SchoolBuffaloPK-8Erie County
West Hertel Elementary SchoolBuffalo5-8, UEErie County
Student Enrollment Information
Pre-K Kindergarten
(Full Day)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th Ungraded
Elementary
Ungraded
Secondary
1807 2516 2621 2473 2344 2371 2415 2619 2971 4379 1870 3067 2560 2164 410 119

Total Students:36706
Attendance Rate:90%
Suspensions:5832
Year Statistics Compiled:2005
District teacher data and statistics
Superintendent:James Williams
 Full TimePart Time
Principals580
Assistant Principals570
Teachers292811
Other Professional Staff3740
*Staff data was compiled in 2006
Adequate Yearly Progress Decisions
Sub-Group NameSatisfactorySchool Year
Subject: Elementary / Middle School English Language Arts
All StudentsNo2006
American Indian Or Alaska NativeNo2006
Black Or African AmericanNo2006
Hispanic Or LatinoNo2006
Asian Or Pacific IslanderYes2006
WhiteYes2006
Students With DisabilitiesNo2006
Limited English ProficientNo2006
Economically DisadvantagedNo2006
Subject: Elementary / Middle School Math
All StudentsYes2006
American Indian Or Alaska NativeYes2006
Black Or African AmericanYes2006
Hispanic Or LatinoYes2006
Asian Or Pacific IslanderYes2006
WhiteYes2006
Students With DisabilitiesNo2006
Limited English ProficientNo2006
Economically DisadvantagedYes2006
Subject: Elementary / Middle School Science
All StudentsYes2006
Subject: High School English Language Arts
All StudentsNo2006
American Indian Or Alaska NativeNo2006
Black Or African AmericanNo2006
Hispanic Or LatinoNo2006
WhiteNo2006
Students With DisabilitiesNo2006
Limited English ProficientNo2006
Economically DisadvantagedYes2006
Subject: High School Graduation Rate
All StudentsYes2006
American Indian Or Alaska NativeYes2006
Black Or African AmericanYes2006
Hispanic Or LatinoYes2006
WhiteYes2006
Students With DisabilitiesYes2006
Limited English ProficientYes2006
Economically DisadvantagedYes2006
Subject: High School Math
All StudentsNo2006
American Indian Or Alaska NativeYes2006
Black Or African AmericanNo2006
Hispanic Or LatinoNo2006
WhiteNo2006
Students With DisabilitiesNo2006
Limited English ProficientYes2006
Economically DisadvantagedYes2006
Regents Results
SubjectYear# TestedPercent Passing
Earth Science 20062423
 
35.0%
English20062378
 
70.1%
French200696
 
91.7%
Global Hist & Geography 20062696
 
43.9%
Italian200632
 
96.9%
Living Environment 20062453
 
54.3%
Math A 20063230
 
49.5%
Math B 2006856
 
29.8%
Chemistry 20061179
 
46.0%
Physics 2006507
 
47.9%
Spanish2006766
 
89.0%
US History and Govt 20062243
 
68.6%
Graduation Info
GroupHigh School GraduatesRegents DiplomasAdvanced Regents DiplomasIEP / Local CertificatesYear
All Students1623876 (53%)150 (09%)1172006
All Students1667922 (55%)186 (11%)2062005
All Students1838760 (41%)0 (0%)1412004
General Education1469821 (55%)149 (10%)12006
General Education1489877 (58%)183 (12%)02005
General Education1660735 (44%)0 (0%)02004
Students With Disabilities15455 (35%)1 (00%)1162006
Students With Disabilities17845 (25%)3 (01%)2062005
Students With Disabilities17825 (14%)0 (0%)1412004

Student Post-Graduation Plans
Number of high school students planning to attend 4 year colleges In New York State713 (43%)
Number of high school students planning to attend 4 year colleges Outside of New York State94 (05%)
Number of high school students planning to attend 2 year colleges In New York State565 (34%)
Number of high school students planning to attend 2 year colleges Outside of New York State10 (00%)
Number of high school students planning to attend Post Secondary institutions In New York State7 (00%)
Number of high school students planning to attend Post Secondary institutions Outside of New York State0 (0%)
Number of high school graduates who plan to enroll in the Military28 (01%)
Number of high school graduates who plan to pursue employment148 (01%)
Number of high school graduates with disabilities who plan to attend vocational rehabilitation programs.5 (00%)
Number of high school graduates with a known plan not specified above.4 (00%)
Number of high school graduates whose plans do not fit the above categories or are unknown.49 (03%)
2005/06 District Expenditure & Revenue Information
Unreserved Fund Balance:0
State AID Revenue:474,027,883
Star Revenue:17,668,613
Total State Revenue (State Aid + Star):491,696,496
Local Revenue:103,161,826
Federal Revenue:81,344,662
Total Revenue (state + local + federal revenues):676,202,984
Central Administration:5,117,505
Board of Education:1,141,328
Teacher Salaries:189,167,889
Pupil Personnel Services Instructional Salaries:10,964,813
Curriculum Development and Support Instructional Salaries:15,854,417
Boces Instructional Expenditures:2,902,527
Tuition Paid to other districts (excluding special act districts):2,103,571
Tuition Not Included in Tuition Above:25,448,735
Other Instructional Salaries:38,360,231
Other Instructional Expenses:87,987,168
Community Service:21,765
Operations and Maintenance:54,849,142
Teacher Retirement:14,051,444
Health:54,441,182
Other Employee Benefits:63,903,402
Other Undistributed:4,919,777
Other:3,774,099
SubTotal (total exp minus debt service expenditures (principal & interest) and transportation):575,008,995
 
Transportation:41,711,856
Debt Service-Principle:22,291,687
Debt Service-Interest:35,529,447
Total Expenditure:674,541,985
Duplicated Combined Adjusted Average Daily Membership:43,436
Revenue Per Pupil:15,568
Expenditure Per Pupil:15,530
Actual Value Per Total Wealth Unit (Property Wealth Per Pupil):104,046
Income Per Total Wealth Pupil Unit:55,422
Combined Wealth Ratio:0.383
IE 1 (Instructional Expenditures Excluding Fringe Benefits) as Percent of Total Expenditures:55.27%
Percent that fringe (employee) benefits for the instructional program are of total expenditures:17.94%
Instructional Expenditures (Including Fringe Benefits) as a percent of total expenditures:73.20%
Instructional Expense as a percent of Adjusted Total Expense:86.37%
Local Revenue Effort Rate (Local Revenues Divided by Property Value):19.05


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