South Buffalo Charter School

  • South Buffalo Charter School serves 914 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 33% (which is lower than the New York state average of 48%) for the 2014-15 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 21% (which is lower than the New York state average of 40%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • South Buffalo Charter School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • South Buffalo Charter School's student population of 914 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 68 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students914 students
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Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Buffalo Charter School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,354 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Buffalo Charter School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
48%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
9%
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Hispanic
23%
26%
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Black
26%
17%
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White
47%
44%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Buffalo Charter School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.66n/a
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Buffalo Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouth Buffalo Charter School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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