Bennett High School

Bennett High School serves 597 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the NY average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 54%.
Bennett High School operates within the Buffalo City School District.
Buffalo City School District's 48% graduation rate is lower than the NY state average of 87%.

School Overview

The student population of 597 students has declined by 29% over five years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 597 students
Bennett High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Bennett High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 66 teachers
Bennett High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Bennett High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1 14:1
Bennett High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
American Indian
1%
1%
Bennett High School American Indian Students (2012-2014)
Asian
4%
9%
Bennett High School Asian Students (1991-2014)
Hispanic
7%
25%
Bennett High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
83%
18%
Bennett High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
4%
46%
Bennett High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
1%
1%
Bennett High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.31 0.36
Bennett High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
52%
42%
Bennett High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
5%
Bennett High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2013)

District Comparison

Buffalo City School District's student population of 34,854 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 48% has increased from 47% over five years.
The revenue/student of $24,464 is higher than the state average of $23,859. The district revenue/student has declined by 13% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $26,903 is higher than the state average of $24,841. The district spending/student has declined by 7% over four years.
School District Name Buffalo City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
57
2
Number of Students Managed 34,854 926
Buffalo City   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 48% 87%
Buffalo City   School District Graduation Rate (1999-2014)
District Total Revenue $845 MM $29 MM
Buffalo City   School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $929 MM $30 MM
Buffalo City   School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $24,464 $23,859
Buffalo City   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $26,903 $24,841
Buffalo City   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is P.S. 42 Occupational Training Center (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is P.S. 66 North Park Academy (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Buffalo United Charter School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • BuffaloBuffalo United Charter SchoolCharter School
    Grades: KG-8 | 678 students
    0.3 miles
    325 Manhattan Ave
    BuffaloNY 14214
    (716)835-9862
    0.3KG-8678
  • BuffaloP.S. 42 Occupational Training CenterSpecial Education School
    Grades: 7-12 | 77 students
    0.8 miles
    2495 Main St
    BuffaloNY 14214
    (716)816-3250
    0.87-1277
  • BuffaloP.S. 61 At 171
    Grades: PK-4 | 298 students
    0.9 miles
    1409 East Delavan Ave
    BuffaloNY 14215
    (716)816-3400
    0.9PK-4298
  • BuffaloP.S. 66 North Park Academy
    Grades: 5-8 | 330 students
    0.9 miles
    780 Parkside Ave
    BuffaloNY 14216
    (716)816-3440
    0.95-8330
  • BuffaloBurgard Vocational High SchoolVocational School
    Grades: 9-12 | 537 students
    1.1 miles
    400 Kensington Ave
    BuffaloNY 14214
    (716)816-4450
    1.19-12537

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