Amherst Central School District

55 Kings Hwy
Amherst, NY 14226-4330
(District boundaries shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

Amherst Central School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New York for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Science Proficiency
Highest science proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 4 public schools serving 2,927 students in Amherst Central School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in New York.
Public Schools in Amherst Central School District have an average math proficiency score of 61% (versus the New York public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is less than the New York public school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (NY)
# Schools
4 Schools
4,804 Schools
# Students
2,927 Students
2,526,085 Students
# Teachers
260 Teachers
215,006 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Amherst Central School District, which is ranked #195 of all 1,019 school districts in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 95% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NY)
#188 out of 1020 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Amherst Central   School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
61%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Amherst Central   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
61%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Amherst Central   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
89%
78%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Amherst Central   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
95%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Amherst Central   School District and public school graduation rate of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.56
0.72
# American Indian Students
9 Students
18,588 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
268 Students
249,216 Students
% Asian Students
9%
10%
# Hispanic Students
177 Students
726,742 Students
% Hispanic Students
6%
29%
# Black Students
454 Students
408,333 Students
% Black Students
16%
16%
# White Students
1,858 Students
1,036,576 Students
% White Students
64%
41%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
6,065 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
160 Students
80,416 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
72
56,452
# Students in K Grade:
217
173,911
# Students in 1st Grade:
221
175,816
# Students in 2nd Grade:
236
179,820
# Students in 3rd Grade:
195
179,541
# Students in 4th Grade:
231
182,709
# Students in 5th Grade:
183
184,133
# Students in 6th Grade:
208
186,473
# Students in 7th Grade:
225
191,045
# Students in 8th Grade:
252
194,721
# Students in 9th Grade:
225
208,652
# Students in 10th Grade:
208
198,832
# Students in 11th Grade:
222
188,822
# Students in 12th Grade:
208
188,400
# Ungraded Students:
24
36,758

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $21,684 in this school district is less than the state median of $31,092. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $24,052 is less than the state median of $31,961. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NY)
Total Revenue
$64 MM
$78,541 MM
This chart display total revenue of Amherst Central   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$70 MM
$80,737 MM
This chart display total spending of Amherst Central   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$21,684
$31,092
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Amherst Central   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$24,052
$31,961
This chart display average spending per public school student in Amherst Central   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Amherst Central School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Amherst Central High School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4301 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14226
(716) 362-8100
Grades: 9-12
| 875 students
Rank: #22.
Smallwood Drive School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
300 Smallwood Dr
Buffalo, NY 14226
(716) 362-2100
Grades: K-5
| 597 students
Rank: #33.
Amherst Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
55 Kings Hwy
Buffalo, NY 14226
(716) 362-7100
Grades: 6-8
| 694 students
Rank: #44.
Windermere Blvd School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
291 Windermere Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14226
(716) 362-4100
Grades: PK-5
| 761 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Amherst Central School District?
Amherst Central School District manages 4 public schools serving 2,927 students.
What is the rank of Amherst Central School District?
Amherst Central School District is ranked #195 out of 1,019 school districts in New York (top 20%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of New York school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%), Highest science proficiency (Top 20%), Highest graduation rate (Top 20%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Amherst Central School District?
64% of Amherst Central School District students are White, 16% of students are Black, 9% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Hispanic, and 5% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Amherst Central School District?
Amherst Central School District has a student/teacher ratio of 11:1, which is lower than the New York state average of 12:1.
What is Amherst Central School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $24,052 is less than the state median of $31,961. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 4 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,927 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • : 95% (Top 20% in NY)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 61% (Top 20%)
  • : 61% (Top 20%)
  • : 89% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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