Buffalo City School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 60 public schools serving 33,100 students in Buffalo City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
Public Schools in Buffalo City School District have an average math proficiency score of 30% (versus the New York public school average of 55%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 54% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Buffalo City School District are Leonardo Da Vinci High School, Hutchinson Central Technical High School and City Honors School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Buffalo City School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New York.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the New York public school average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Buffalo City School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NY)
# Schools
60 Schools
4,792 Schools
# Students
33,100 Students
2,695,927 Students
# Teachers
2,681 Teachers
204,695 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Buffalo City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 783 school districts in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 66% has increased from 56% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NY)
Overall District Rank
#759 out of 785 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Buffalo City   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
54%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Buffalo City   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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
52%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Buffalo City   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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
66%
83%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Buffalo City   School District and public school graduation rate of NY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.70
0.71
# American Indian Students
230 Students
18,905 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
3,091 Students
250,759 Students
% Asian Students
9%
9%
# Hispanic Students
6,444 Students
726,665 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
27%
# Black Students
15,335 Students
461,882 Students
% Black Students
46%
17%
# White Students
6,687 Students
1,166,487 Students
% White Students
20%
43%
# Hawaiian Students
24 Students
6,854 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,289 Students
64,375 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,883
51,839
# Students in K Grade:
2,400
192,495
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,350
196,635
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,456
197,772
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,588
200,219
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,487
201,696
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,427
202,875
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,246
199,010
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,226
196,773
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,300
197,753
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,587
218,197
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,350
211,573
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,184
194,547
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,061
193,423
# Ungraded Students:
555
41,120

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $30,958 in this school district is less than the state median of $36,719. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $30,137 is less than the state median of $35,865. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NY)
Total Revenue
$1,025 MM
$34 MM
This chart display total revenue of Buffalo City   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$998 MM
$33 MM
This chart display total spending of Buffalo City   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$30,958
$36,719
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Buffalo City   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$30,137
$35,865
This chart display average spending per public school student in Buffalo City   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Buffalo City School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Leonardo Da Vinci High School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
320 Porter Ave
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 816-4380
Grades: 9-12
| 375 students
Rank: #22.
Hutchinson Central Technical High School
Math: 93% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
256 S Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 816-3888
Grades: 9-12
| 1,148 students
Rank: #33.
City Honors School
Math: 90% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
186 E North St
Buffalo, NY 14204
(716) 816-4230
Grades: 5-12
| 1,078 students
Rank: #44.
Emerson School Of Hospitality
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
70 W Chippewa St
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 816-3018
Grades: 9-12
| 786 students
Rank: #55.
Mckinley Vocational High School
Vocational School
Math: 78% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1500 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 816-4480
Grades: 9-12
| 1,063 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Middle Early College High School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2885 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 816-4010
Grades: 9-12
| 317 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Newcomer Academy At Lafayette
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
370 Lafayette Ave
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 816-4345
Grades: 8-12
| 346 students
Rank: #88.
P.S. 42 Occupational Training Center
Special Education School
Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2495 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 816-3250
Grades: 11
| 72 students
Rank: #99.
Burgard High School
Vocational School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
400 Kensington Ave
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 816-4450
Grades: 9-12
| 480 students
Rank: #1010.
P.S. 64 Frederick Law Olmsted
Math: 73% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
874 Amherst St
Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 816-3420
Grades: PK-4
| 598 students
Rank: #1111.
South Park High School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
150 Southside Pkwy
Buffalo, NY 14220
(716) 816-4828
Grades: 9-12
| 828 students
Rank: #1212.
Frederick Olmsted #156
Math: 64% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
319 Suffolk
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 816-4330
Grades: 5-12
| 826 students
Rank: #1313.
Riverside Institute Of Technology
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
51 Ontario St
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 816-4360
Grades: 10-12
| 224 students
Rank: #1414.
P.S. 84
Special Education School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
462 Grider St
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 816-4080
Grades: K-12
| 199 students
Rank: #1515.
International Preparatory School
Math: 54% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
110 14th St
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 816-4300
Grades: 6-12
| 862 students
Rank: #1616.
Buffalo Academy For The Visual & Performing Arts
Math: 46% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
450 Masten Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 816-4220
Grades: 5-12
| 742 students
Rank: #1717.
Alternative High School At 4
Alternative School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
425 South Park
Buffalo, NY 14204
(716) 816-3270
Grades: 8-12
| 117 students
Rank: #1818.
Discovery School
Math: 40% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
911 Abbott Rd
Buffalo, NY 14220
(716) 816-4922
Grades: PK-8
| 608 students
Rank: #1919.
P.S. 81
Math: 36% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
140 Tacoma Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 816-4060
Grades: PK-8
| 1,070 students
Rank: #2020.
Math Science Technology Preparatory School At Seneca
Math: 35% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
666 E Delevan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 816-4500
Grades: 5-12
| 695 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Dr George Blackman Ecc
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2358 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 816-3340
Grades: PK-4
| 476 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
P.S. 65 Roosevelt Ecc
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
249 Skillen St
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 816-3430
Grades: PK-4
| 383 students
Rank: #2323.
Lorraine Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
71 Lorraine Ave
Buffalo, NY 14220
(716) 816-4809
Grades: PK-8
| 791 students
Rank: #2424.
P.S. 82
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
230 Easton Ave
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 816-4070
Grades: PK-4
| 364 students
Rank: #2525.
P.S. 17
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1045 W Delavan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 816-3150
Grades: PK-4
| 405 students
Rank: #2626.
P.S. 69 Houghton Academy
Math: 26% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1725 Clinton St
Buffalo, NY 14206
(716) 816-4794
Grades: PK-8
| 515 students
Rank: #2727.
Waterfront Elementary School
Math: 19% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
95 Fourth St
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 816-3900
Grades: PK-8
| 860 students
Rank: #2828.
P.S. 27 Hillery Park Academy
Math: 21% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
73 Pawnee Pkwy
Buffalo, NY 14210
(716) 816-4770
Grades: PK-8
| 645 students
Rank: #2929.
Pfc William J Grabiarz #79
Math: 23% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
225 Lawn Ave
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 816-4040
Grades: PK-8
| 593 students
Rank: #3030.
Southside Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
430 Southside Pkwy
Buffalo, NY 14210
(716) 816-4818
Grades: PK-8
| 1,094 students
Rank: #3131.
Native American Magnet
Math: 24% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
97 W Delavan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 816-3180
Grades: PK-8
| 488 students
Rank: #3232.
P.S. 61 Arthur O Eve School Of Distinction
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
450 Leroy
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 816-3400
Grades: PK-4
| 321 students
Rank: #3333.
Highgate Heights
Math: 20% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
600 Highgate Ave
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 816-4050
Grades: PK-8
| 411 students
Rank: #3434.
International School
Math: 18% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
141 Hoyt St
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 816-3300
Grades: PK-8
| 1,137 students
Rank: #3535.
Stanley Makowski Early Childhood Center
Magnet School
Math: 15% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1095 Jefferson Ave
Buffalo, NY 14208
(716) 816-4180
Grades: PK-4
| 798 students
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 33,100 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 66% (Btm 50% in NY)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.70

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