School Details

Bennett High School

2885 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 816-4250

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 592 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

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Regents Exams (RE)

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
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About this school

Bennett High School is a public high school in Buffalo. The principal of Bennett High School is PRINCIPAL - MR. BERT STEVENSON, whose e-mail is 592 students attend Bennett High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Bennett High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 86% of the 592 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bennett High School is 12:1. Holy Angels Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 84% 57%
Hispanic 8% 15%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 79%
Limited English proficiency 5% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Bennett High School is a community of teachers administration parents community members and scholars that work and learn together to create a nurturing environment to engage student scholars in reaching their high school as well as collegiate goals. Watching a student's confidence grow as they pass classes participate in after school activities talent shows assemblies summits art shows and sporting events is amazing to observe from grade 9 to graduation. I have had the privilege of teaching here for over ten years.

  • (1 year ago)

    A topflight school that specializes in accelerating the education of Buffalo's scholars. Students are engaged in a rigorous inquiry based learning community. Every classroom has quality student work on display. Community organizations work closely with the staff to ensure a safe and civil learning environment. Dedicated parents and teachers strive to make Bennett High School the best school in Western New York. Bennett alumni include Senators doctors lawyers NBA players educators and great citizens I am proud to be a parent of a Bennett Grad!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I went there when Mrs. Whitman was principal. She had plenty of rules but if it wasn't for those rules many of us would not have graduated.

  • (7 years ago)

    There needs to be more discipline!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I graduate from Bennett. I had several teachers that stayed on my case regarding my work. I remeber my senior year my spanish teacher Mrs. Brummer was willing to give up her lunch break to teach me spanish 4. I had did so while and the other 3 classes that she wanted me to receive the scholarship. This was only one of the many teachers that I had that showed so much interest in my life at Bennett. Thank you Mrs. Brummer

  • (7 years ago)

    this school is a safe place and environment.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a graduate of the school and I do remember on more than one occasion that I had to beg a teacher to give me more work. A student should never have to do that. If I wasn't passionate about my education I would not have obtain my Degree. I thank God that I'm of the fortunate.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a preparation for a thoughtful independent and productive life instruction at Bennett falls woefully short. Like many things that are free you get what you pay for.

  • (10 years ago)

    Beautiful old building. Pretty much middle of the road education.

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