Buffalo school information

IndexBuffaloNew YorkNational
Average Test Scores34%48%49%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools1064,06079,221
Total private schools421,09224,874
Total post-secondary schools134837,963
The Buffalo, NY educational system consists of 106 public schools, 42 private schools and 13 post-secondary schools. Buffalo public schools have average test scores of 34% which is 29% lower than than the New York average and 31% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Buffalo public schools is n/a, compared to n/a in New York and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.8% have completed high school, 25.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Buffalo are 31% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 106 public schools in Buffalo.
  • 79.4% of people in Buffalo have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.8% of people in Buffalo have completed high school.
  • 25.3% of people in Buffalo have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Buffalo

IndexBuffaloNew YorkNational
Completed 8th grade79.4%83.5%84.3%
Completed high school77.8%82.1%83.0%
Completed some college55.9%59.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.8%43.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.3%34.7%30.3%
Completed masters10.9%15.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.2%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Buffalo (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Clarence, NY2,92778%58%
Williamsville, NY5,26969%40%
Hamburg, NY9,57668%38%
Orchard Park, NY3,19765%33%
Lancaster, NY10,22061%23%
Buffalo, NY258,98934%31%

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Chula Vista, CA260,59845%9%
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Orlando, FL263,30650%1%
St. Petersburg, FL253,58547%5%
Buffalo, NY258,98934%31%
Source: The Buffalo, NY education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.