Amherst Central High School

  • Amherst Central High School serves 820 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≥95% (which is higher than the New York state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • Amherst Central High School's student population of 820 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 74 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students820 students
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Total Classroom Teachers74 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Amherst Central High School's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Amherst Central High School is 0.47, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank#168 out of 4,239 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:114:1
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Asian
7%
9%
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Hispanic
5%
26%
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Black
15%
17%
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White
71%
44%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.470.39
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Graduation Rate
97%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAmherst Central School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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