Harvey Austin School #97

1405 Sycamore St
Buffalo, NY 14211
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Harvey Austin School #97 serves 529 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Harvey Austin School #97 placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the New York state average of 55%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the New York state average of 62%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 529 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Harvey Austin School #97 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

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School Overview

Harvey Austin School #97's student population of 529 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
529 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
61 teachers
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School Rankings

Harvey Austin School #97 is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,093 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Harvey Austin School #97 is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#4056 out of 4093 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
55%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
11:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
16%
10%
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Hispanic
9%
29%
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Black
67%
16%
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White
3%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Harvey Austin School #97's ranking?
Harvey Austin School #97 is ranked #4056 out of 4,093 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Harvey Austin School #97 often compared to?
Harvey Austin School #97is often viewed alongside schools like City Honors School, Academy School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 55% NY state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 62% NY state average).
How many students attend Harvey Austin School #97?
529 students attend Harvey Austin School #97.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of Harvey Austin School #97 students are Black, 16% of students are Asian, 9% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are White, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Harvey Austin School #97?
Harvey Austin School #97 has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Harvey Austin School #97 offer ?
Harvey Austin School #97 offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Harvey Austin School #97 part of?
Harvey Austin School #97 is part of Buffalo City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 529 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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