Dunkirk City School District

620 Marauder Dr
Dunkirk, NY 14048-2339
(District boundaries shown in map)
1/
10
Bottom 50%
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public elementary schools serving 1,198 students in Dunkirk City School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in New York.
Public Elementary Schools in Dunkirk City School District have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the New York public elementary school average of 41%), and reading proficiency score of 28% (versus the 48% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New York public elementary school average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (NY)
# Schools
6 Schools
3,684 Schools
# Students
1,782 Students
1,759,927 Students
# Teachers
158 Teachers
151,317 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Dunkirk City School District, which is ranked #929 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 70-74% has decreased from 75-79% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NY)
#928 out of 1020 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Dunkirk City   School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
29%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dunkirk 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.
29%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dunkirk 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.
70-74%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Dunkirk City   School District and public school graduation rate of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.55
0.72
# American Indian Students
4 Students
13,510 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
1 Student
172,217 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
10%
# Hispanic Students
1,021 Students
516,527 Students
% Hispanic Students
57%
29%
# Black Students
66 Students
293,377 Students
% Black Students
4%
17%
# White Students
624 Students
701,079 Students
% White Students
35%
40%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
4,063 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
65 Students
59,143 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
31
54,907
# Students in K Grade:
127
172,061
# Students in 1st Grade:
127
175,816
# Students in 2nd Grade:
118
179,820
# Students in 3rd Grade:
94
179,541
# Students in 4th Grade:
120
182,709
# Students in 5th Grade:
111
184,133
# Students in 6th Grade:
143
186,473
# Students in 7th Grade:
171
164,449
# Students in 8th Grade:
146
164,890
# Students in 9th Grade:
156
23,919
# Students in 10th Grade:
151
22,793
# Students in 11th Grade:
126
20,701
# Students in 12th Grade:
138
20,324
# Ungraded Students:
23
27,391

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $28,336 in this school district is less 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 $26,044 is less than the state median of $31,961. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NY)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$51 MM
$78,541 MM
This chart display total revenue of Dunkirk 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 (20-21)
$46 MM
$80,737 MM
This chart display total spending of Dunkirk 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 (20-21)
$28,336
$31,092
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Dunkirk 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 (20-21)
$26,044
$31,961
This chart display average spending per public school student in Dunkirk 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 Dunkirk City School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
School 5
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
117 Brigham Rd
Dunkirk, NY 14048
(716) 366-9300
Grades: PK-5
| 205 students
Rank: #22.
School 4
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
752 Central Ave
Dunkirk, NY 14048
(716) 366-9300
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
Rank: #33.
Dunkirk Middle School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
525 Eagle St
Dunkirk, NY 14048
(716) 366-9300
Grades: 6-8
| 470 students
Rank: #44.
School 3
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
742 Lamphere St
Dunkirk, NY 14048
(716) 366-9300
Grades: PK-5
| 250 students
Rank: #55.
School 7
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
348 Lake Shore Dr E
Dunkirk, NY 14048
(716) 366-9300
Grades: PK-5
| 273 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 6 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 1,782 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • : 70-74% (Btm 50% in NY)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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