Bennett High School

  • Bennett High School serves 418 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the NY average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
  • 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 418 students has declined by 42% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 56% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 418 students
Bennett High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Bennett High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Bennett High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Bennett High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Bennett High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
1%
1%
Bennett High School American Indian Students (2012-2015)
Asian
2%
9%
Bennett High School Asian Students (1994-2015)
Hispanic
7%
25%
Bennett High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
85%
18%
Bennett High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
4%
45%
Bennett High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Bennett High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Bennett High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Bennett High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.27 0.37
Bennett High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
9%
45%
Bennett High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2015)
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
6%
Bennett High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2013)

District Comparison

  • Buffalo City School District's student population of 34,113 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 48% has decreased from 91% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $26,317 in this district is less than the state average of $32,940. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $25,579 is less than the state average of $31,547. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four years.
School District Name Buffalo City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
57
2
Number of Students Managed 34,113 935
Buffalo City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 48% 87%
Buffalo City School District Graduation Rate (2000-2010)
District Total Revenue $917 MM $31 MM
Buffalo City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $892 MM $30 MM
Buffalo City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $26,317 $32,940
Buffalo City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $25,579 $31,547
Buffalo City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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