Williamsville South High School

  • Williamsville South High School serves 966 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 98% (which is higher than the New York state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 97% (which is higher than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • Williamsville South High School's student population of 966 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students966 students
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Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Williamsville South High School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Williamsville South High School is 0.37, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. 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#1 out of 4,239 schools
(Top 1%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
98%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
97%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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Asian
6%
9%
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Hispanic
5%
26%
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Black
6%
17%
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White
79%
44%
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Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.370.39
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Graduation Rate
93%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWilliamsville Central School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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Williamsville South was like my second home for what felt like a long time. I walked in as a freshman, eager to get it done and over with. As I walked away the day of the graduation ceremony with my diploma in hand, I truly wished we could have just one more year together in that building. Do not misunderstand - I am ready and excited to see what's next. But I loved South. And, weird is this sounds, South loves back. It always does, without fail.The teachers are the nicest bunch you'll ever see, and even the accessory staff (librarians, lunch monitors, secretaries) are a great few. There is an enormous range of freedom for what a student wishes to do, be it the path of writing, poetry, athletics, the realm of music, languages, or simply enjoyment and relaxation. There is a plethora of things to be done. Things, I think, those who miss out on them, even if it felt right then, are things they would miss having.I will criticize that South places far too much money in athletics and not nearly enough in academics. But this is all I can say negatively.I pray future generations can have an experience like I did. Memories of things like getting bullied, getting an F on a test, or spilling your lunch all over last a few days. Memories of the love you'll feel from school, the love you'll get from your friends and the love I would hope you return - those memories last a lifetime.
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