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Avg. test scores 31%
High school dipl. 6%
Bachelors degree 17%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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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Compare Buffalo, NY Schools

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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%

      Buffalo, NY School Districts

      • Buffalo City School District

      There are a total of 106 public schools, 42 private schools and 13 post-secondary schools in Buffalo. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Buffalo, NY schools is 34%. The average student to teacher ratio is n/a. In Buffalo, NY, an average of 79.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 77.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Chula Vista, CA260,59845%9%
      Fort Wayne, IN260,95462%26%
      Jersey City, NJ261,66632%34%
      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.