Buffalo City School District

712 City Hall
Buffalo, NY 14202-3375
(District boundaries shown in map)
1/
10
Bottom 50%

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%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 61 public schools serving 30,156 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 23% (versus the New York public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 27% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the New York public school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (NY)
# Schools
61 Schools
4,804 Schools
# Students
30,156 Students
2,526,085 Students
# Teachers
3,101 Teachers
215,006 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
10:1

District Rank

Buffalo City School District, which is ranked #958 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 79% has increased from 64% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NY)
#962 out of 1020 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Buffalo City   School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
23%
46%
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 2021-22 school year data.
27%
49%
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 2021-22 school year data.
51%
78%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Buffalo City   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.
79%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Buffalo City   School District and public school graduation rate of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.73
0.72
# American Indian Students
172 Students
18,588 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
3,942 Students
249,216 Students
% Asian Students
13%
10%
# Hispanic Students
6,205 Students
726,742 Students
% Hispanic Students
21%
29%
# Black Students
12,956 Students
408,333 Students
% Black Students
43%
16%
# White Students
5,448 Students
1,036,576 Students
% White Students
18%
41%
# Hawaiian Students
20 Students
6,065 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,407 Students
80,416 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,621
56,452
# Students in K Grade:
1,863
173,911
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,094
175,816
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,128
179,820
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,132
179,541
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,136
182,709
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,991
184,133
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,103
186,473
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,234
191,045
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,199
194,721
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,565
208,652
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,234
198,832
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,143
188,822
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,193
188,400
# Ungraded Students:
520
36,758

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $35,695 is higher than the state median of $31,092. The school district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $29,893 is less than the state median of $31,961. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NY)
Total Revenue
$1,076 MM
$78,541 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$902 MM
$80,737 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$35,695
$31,092
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Buffalo City   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
$29,893
$31,961
This chart display average spending per public school student in Buffalo City   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 Buffalo City School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
City Honors School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
186 E North St
Buffalo, NY 14204
(716) 816-4230
Grades: 5-12
| 1,074 students
Rank: #22.
Ps 64 Frederick Law Olmsted
(Math: 75% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
874 Amherst St
Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 816-3420
Grades: PK-4
| 523 students
Rank: #33.
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: #44.
Leonardo Da Vinci High School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
320 Porter Ave
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 816-4380
Grades: 9-12
| 380 students
Rank: #55.
Hutchinson Central Technical High School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
256 S Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 816-3888
Grades: 9-12
| 1,184 students
Rank: #66.
South Park High School
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
150 Southside Pkwy
Buffalo, NY 14220
(716) 816-4828
Grades: 9-12
| 787 students
Rank: #77.
Frederick Olmsted #156
(Math: 54% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
319 Suffolk
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 816-4330
Grades: 5-12
| 909 students
Rank: #88.
Research Laboratory High School-bioinformatic
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2885 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 816-4250
Grades: 9-12
| 197 students
Rank: #99.
International Preparatory School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
110 14th St
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 816-4300
Grades: 9-12
| 598 students
Rank: #1010.
North Park Community School #50
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
780 Parkside Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 816-3440
Grades: PK-3
| 236 students
Rank: #1111.
Emerson School Of Hospitality
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
70 W Chippewa St
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 816-3018
Grades: 9-12
| 421 students
Rank: #1212.
Middle Early College High School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2885 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 816-4010
Grades: 9-12
| 320 students
Rank: #1313.
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: #1414.
Ps 84
Special Education School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
462 Grider St
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 816-4080
Grades: K-12
| 155 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Buffalo School Of Culinary Arts And Hospitality Management
Vocational School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
75 W Huron St
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 816-4778
Grades: 9-12
| 386 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
East Community School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
820 Northampton St
Buffalo, NY 14211
(716) 816-3997
Grades: 9-12
| 278 students
Rank: #1717.
Lewis J Bennett High School Of Innovative Technolgy
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2885 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 816-4250
Grades: 9-12
| 380 students
Rank: #1818.
Riverside High School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
51 Ontario St
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 816-4530
Grades: 9-12
| 335 students
Rank: #1919.
Burgard High School
Vocational School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
400 Kensington Ave
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 816-4450
Grades: 9-12
| 443 students
Rank: #2020.
Buffalo For The Visual & Performing Arts
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
450 Masten Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 816-4220
Grades: 5-12
| 610 students
Rank: #2121.
Academy School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2495 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 816-3270
Grades: 7-12
| 95 students
Rank: #2222.
Ps 82
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
230 Easton Ave
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 816-4070
Grades: PK-4
| 280 students
Rank: #2323.
Discovery School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
911 Abbott Rd
Buffalo, NY 14220
(716) 816-4922
Grades: PK-8
| 540 students
Rank: #2424.
Pathways Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-59% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
820 Northampton St
Buffalo, NY 14211
(716) 816-4526
Grades: 9-12
| 137 students
Rank: #2525.
Ps 81
(Math: 20% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
140 Tacoma Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 816-4060
Grades: PK-8
| 736 students
Rank: #2626.
Lorraine Elementary School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
71 Lorraine Ave
Buffalo, NY 14220
(716) 816-4809
Grades: PK-8
| 723 students
Rank: #2727.
Mckinley Vocational High School
Vocational School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 816-4480
Grades: 9-12
| 984 students
Rank: #2828.
Southside Elementary School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
430 Southside Pkwy
Buffalo, NY 14210
(716) 816-4818
Grades: PK-8
| 919 students
Rank: #2929.
Ps 27 Hillery Park Academy
(Math: 17% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
73 Pawnee Pkwy
Buffalo, NY 14210
(716) 816-4770
Grades: PK-8
| 559 students
Rank: #3030.
Waterfront Elementary School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
95 Fourth St
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 816-3900
Grades: PK-8
| 769 students
Rank: #3131.
Ps 69 Houghton Academy
(Math: 16% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1725 Clinton St
Buffalo, NY 14206
(716) 816-4794
Grades: PK-8
| 470 students
Rank: #3232.
Ps 61 Arthur O Eve School Of Distinction
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
453 Leroy St
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 816-3400
Grades: PK-4
| 241 students
Rank: #3333.
Ps 74 Hamlin Park - Claude And Ouida Clapp Academy
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 21%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
126 Donaldson Rd
Buffalo, NY 14208
(716) 816-3490
Grades: PK-8
| 416 students
Rank: #3434.
West Hertel Elementary School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
489 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 816-4150
Grades: PK-8
| 739 students
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Math Science Technology Preparatory School At 197
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
666 E Delevan Ave
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 816-4500
Grades: 6-12
| 493 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Buffalo City School District?
Buffalo City School District manages 61 public schools serving 30,156 students.
What is the rank of Buffalo City School District?
Buffalo City School District is ranked #958 out of 1,019 school districts in New York (bottom 50%) 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: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Buffalo City School District?
43% of Buffalo City School District students are Black, 21% of students are Hispanic, 18% of students are White, 13% of students are Asian, and 5% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Buffalo City School District?
Buffalo City School District has a student/teacher ratio of 10:1, which is lower than the New York state average of 12:1.
What is Buffalo City School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $29,893 is less than the state median of $31,961. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 61 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 30,156 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 82%
  • : 79% (Btm 50% in NY)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • : 51% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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