Top 10 Best Buffalo Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 138 public schools serving 75,691 students in Buffalo, NY (there are 55 private schools, serving 13,083 private students). 85% of all K-12 students in Buffalo, NY are educated in public schools (compared to the NY state average of 85%).
The top ranked public schools in Buffalo, NY are Williamsville North High School, West Seneca West Senior High School and Maryvale High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Buffalo, NY public schools have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the New York public school average of 56%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 63% statewide average). Schools in Buffalo have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of New York public schools.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the New York public school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Best Buffalo, NY Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Williamsville North High School
Math: 97% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1595 Hopkins Rd
Buffalo, NY 14221
(716) 626-8500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,352 students
Rank: #22.
West Seneca West Senior High School
Math: 96% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3330 Seneca St
Buffalo, NY 14224
(716) 677-3350
Grades: 9-12
| 1,129 students
Rank: #33.
Maryvale High School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1050 Maryvale Dr
Buffalo, NY 14225
(716) 631-7481
Grades: 9-12
| 645 students
Rank: #44.
Sweet Home Senior High School
Math: 93% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1901 Sweet Home Rd
Buffalo, NY 14228
(716) 250-1203
Grades: 9-12
| 1,040 students
Rank: #55.
Amherst Central High School
Math: ≥99% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4301 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14226
(716) 362-8100
Grades: 9-12
| 875 students
Rank: #66.
Williamsville South High School
Math: 98% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5950 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14221
(716) 626-8200
Grades: 9-12
| 845 students
Rank: #77.
Sheridan Hill Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4560 Boncrest Dr E
Buffalo, NY 14221
(716) 407-9250
Grades: K-5
| 497 students
Rank: #88.
Western New York Maritime Charter School
Charter School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2193 S Park Ave
Buffalo, NY 14220
(716) 842-6289
Grades: 5-12
| 468 students
Rank: #99.
West Seneca East Senior High School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4760 Seneca St
Buffalo, NY 14224
(716) 677-3300
Grades: 9-12
| 805 students
Rank: #1010.
Middle Early College High School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2885 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 816-4010
Grades: 9-12
| 320 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Harris Hill Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4260 S Harris Hill Rd
Buffalo, NY 14221
(716) 407-9175
Grades: K-5
| 453 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Maple East Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1500 Maple Rd
Buffalo, NY 14221
(716) 626-8800
Grades: K-4
| 636 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Ps 42 Occupational Training Center
Special Education School
Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
75 W Huron St
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 816-3250
Grades: 9
| 69 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Research Laboratory High School-bioinformatic
Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2885 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 816-4250
Grades: 9-12
| 197 students
Rank: #1515.
Cheektowaga High School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3600 Union Rd
Buffalo, NY 14225
(716) 686-3602
Grades: 9-12
| 693 students
Rank: #1616.
Global Concepts Charter School
Charter School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1001 Ridge Rd
Buffalo, NY 14218
(716) 821-1903
Grades: K-12
| 927 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Country Parkway Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
35 Hollybrook Dr
Buffalo, NY 14221
(716) 626-9860
Grades: PK-4
| 538 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Maple West Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
851 Maple Rd
Buffalo, NY 14221
(716) 626-8840
Grades: K-4
| 656 students
Rank: #1919.
Buffalo For The Visual & Performing Arts
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
450 Masten Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 816-4220
Grades: 5-12
| 610 students
Rank: #2020.
Riverside High School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
51 Ontario St
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 816-4530
Grades: 9-12
| 335 students
Rank: #2121.
City Honors School
Math: 79% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
186 E North St
Buffalo, NY 14204
(716) 816-4230
Grades: 5-12
| 1,074 students
Rank: #2222.
Lewis J Bennett High School Of Innovative Technolgy
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2885 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 816-4250
Grades: 9-12
| 380 students
Rank: #2323.
Charter School For Applied Technologies
Charter School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2303 Kenmore Ave
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 876-7505
Grades: K-12
| 2,352 students
Rank: #2424.
Ps 64 Frederick Law Olmsted
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
874 Amherst St
Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 816-3420
Grades: PK-4
| 523 students
Rank: #2525.
Forest Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
250 N Forest Rd
Buffalo, NY 14221
(716) 626-9800
Grades: PK-4
| 509 students
Rank: #2626.
Mckinley Vocational High School
Vocational School
Math: 66% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1500 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 816-4480
Grades: 9-12
| 984 students
Rank: #2727.
International Preparatory School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
110 14th St
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 816-4300
Grades: 9-12
| 598 students
Rank: #2828.
Kenmore West Senior High School
Math: 74% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
33 Highland Pky
Buffalo, NY 14223
(716) 874-8401
Grades: 8-12
| 1,341 students
Rank: #2929.
Cleveland Hill High School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
105 Mapleview Rd
Buffalo, NY 14225
(716) 836-7200
Grades: 9-12
| 389 students
Rank: #3030.
Heim Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
155 Heim Rd
Buffalo, NY 14221
(716) 626-8686
Grades: K-4
| 645 students
Rank: #3131.
Lafayette International School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
370 Lafayette Ave
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 816-4358
Grades: 9-12
| 444 students
Rank: #3232.
Smallwood Drive School
Math: 53% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
300 Smallwood Dr
Buffalo, NY 14226
(716) 362-2100
Grades: K-5
| 597 students
Rank: #3333.
Maplemere Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
236 E Maplemere Rd
Buffalo, NY 14221
(716) 250-1550
Grades: K-5
| 470 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Burgard High School
Vocational School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
400 Kensington Ave
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 816-4450
Grades: 9-12
| 443 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
John F Kennedy Senior High School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
305 Cayuga Creek Rd
Buffalo, NY 14227
(716) 891-6407
Grades: 9-12
| 388 students
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Buffalo, New York Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
15 Jewett Pkwy
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 856-4390
Grades: K-4
| 256 students
900 Mill Rd
Buffalo, NY 14224
(716) 677-3695
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2885 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 816-4250
Grades: 12
| 94 students
10 Days Pky
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 816-3210
Grades: PK-2
| 246 students
280 Oak St
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 851-3878
Grades: 7-12
| 249 students
450 Masten Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 816-4220
Grades: 5-12
| 893 students
340 Fougeron St
Buffalo, NY 14211
(716) 816-4140
Grades: PK-8
| 427 students
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 888-7128
Grades: PK-8
| 786 students
404 Edison Ave
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 833-5967
Grades: K-6
| 319 students
824 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
766 E Ferry St
Buffalo, NY 14211
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
50 A St
Buffalo, NY 14211
(716) 816-4120
Grades: PK-2
| 342 students
487 High St
Buffalo, NY 14211
(716) 816-3240
Grades: 3-8
| 167 students
1415 Center Rd
Buffalo, NY 14224
(716) 677-3560
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
820 Northampton St
Buffalo, NY 14211
(716) 816-4520
Grades: 10-12
| 74 students
134 W Eagle St
Buffalo, NY 14211
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
768 E Ferry St
Buffalo, NY 14211
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
165 East Utica St.
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 888-7007
Grades: PK-8
| 682 students
146 Franklin St
Buffalo, NY 14218
(716) 827-6746
Grades: PK
| 90 students
911 Abbott Rd
Buffalo, NY 14220
(716) 871-6020
Grades: 3-5
| 315 students
567 Kensington Ave
Buffalo, NY 14214
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
110 14th St
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 816-4300
Grades: 11-12
| 37 students
33 Ash Street
Buffalo, NY 14204
(716) 851-3777
Grades: PK-4
| 251 students
319 Suffolk St
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 816-4330
Grades: 9-12
| 1,149 students
155 Delaware Rd
Buffalo, NY 14217
(716) 874-8403
Grades: 7-8
| 346 students
3200 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14217
(716) 874-8411
Grades: PK
| 234 students
319 Suffolk Ave
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 838-7528
Grades: 9-12
| 720 students
370 Lafayette Ave
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 816-4358
Grades: 11-12
| 122 students
Mack House (Closed 2004)
Alternative School
1354 Mc Kinley Pky
Buffalo, NY 14218
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
135 Martin Rd
Buffalo, NY 14218
(716) 827-6734
Grades: 3-6
| 535 students
345 Olympic Ave
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 816-4020
Grades: PK-6
| 320 students
370 Lafayette Ave
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 816-4345
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
888 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 362-3188
Grades: 9-12
| 315 students
100 Poplar Ave
Buffalo, NY 14211
(716) 816-3140
Grades: PK-4
| 421 students
1515 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14220
(716) 816-4777
Grades: 5-8
| 343 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Buffalo, NY?
The top ranked public schools in Buffalo, NY include Williamsville North High School, West Seneca West Senior High School and Maryvale High School.
How many public schools are located in Buffalo, NY?
138 public schools are located in Buffalo, NY.
What percentage of students in Buffalo, NY go to public school?
85% of all K-12 students in Buffalo, NY are educated in public schools (compared to the NY state average of 85%).
What is the racial composition of students in Buffalo, NY?
Buffalo, NY public schools minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the New York public schools average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

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