Buffalo Creek Middle School

7320 69th St E
Palmetto, FL 34221
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Buffalo Creek Middle School serves 1,250 students in grades 6-8.
Buffalo Creek Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 59% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,250 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Buffalo Creek Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Buffalo Creek Middle School's student population of 1,250 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 63 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,250 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
63 teachers
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School Rankings

Buffalo Creek Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,655 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Buffalo Creek Middle School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1300 out of 3655 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
25%
36%
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Black
10%
21%
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White
59%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Buffalo Creek Middle School's ranking?
Buffalo Creek Middle School is ranked #1300 out of 3,655 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Florida.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 51% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Buffalo Creek Middle School?
1,250 students attend Buffalo Creek Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
59% of Buffalo Creek Middle School students are White, 25% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Buffalo Creek Middle School?
Buffalo Creek Middle School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Buffalo Creek Middle School offer ?
Buffalo Creek Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Buffalo Creek Middle School part of?
Buffalo Creek Middle School is part of Manatee School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break (No School)
March 25, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day Students
May 24, 2024 (Friday)

School Reviews

5   11/2/2017
I love buffalo creek- my son had difficulty adjusting to middle school and the staff has been amazing. My son is content and happy now. Great school and staff.
- Posted by Parent - tracy b
5   10/20/2015
Bufflao creek is the best but it has one flaw dress code I got in trouble for a having a little lace on my pants above my finger tips. So here is some advice if your not sure if you cant wear it don't wear it.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - jessi
5   8/2/2010
Buffalo Creek is a grate middel school. I would recomend it to any middel schooler.Plus the academic level is very high.The athletic abilaties are awsome.
- Posted by Parent - Karre

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,250 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 59% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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