School Details

South Buffalo Charter School

2219 S Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14220
(716) 826-7213
5

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 671 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

20%
13%
32%
36%
16%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Buffalo City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
15%
33%
18%
16%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Buffalo City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

14%
9%
30%
38%
13%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Buffalo City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

12%
10%
29%
38%
15%
38%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Buffalo City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
11%
29%
22%
10%
33%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Buffalo City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
14%
36%
35%
9%
22%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Buffalo City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South Buffalo Charter School is a charter middle school in Buffalo. The principal of South Buffalo Charter School is MS. CARRIE DZIERBA and can be contacted at cdzierba@southbuffalocs.org. 671 students attend South Buffalo Charter School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 0% of the South Buffalo Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 100% of the 671 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at South Buffalo Charter School is 13:1. Lorraine Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 60% 24%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 57%
Hispanic 16% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100% 79%
Limited English proficiency 0% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is in Kindergarted at SBCS. Whenever I pick her up or drop her off the staff always greats her by name and smiles at us. Mrs. Flanagan her teacher is wonderful! I am so happy I was able to send her to this school. I do wish they had a better sports program but maybe in time. Also more parents need to be involved with the PTA.

  • (3 years ago)

    Teachers seem to be good but the kids are trashy. My 7th grader tells me about friends who skip school. I am not happy with the kids she has befriended at this school and am considering pulling her out next year. Not sure if Buffalo public schools are any better. So maybe parents are out of luck if they cant afford private- such a shame.

  • (4 years ago)

    My Children are alot happier as SBCS than they were in Buffalo Public. My children wear uniforms and this great for not having the dilemma of "competing with the Fashionista's. There is a lot of parent/family collaboration with reagrds to communication between home and school through the use of Agendas email and website that actually post homework!! Each of my children have log ins so that I can easily access their grades and see that they are handing in their assignments and how they did on that test that has yet to be brought home. There are awards for Citizenship as well as Merit and Honor Roll. All in all SBCS has created a community as it takes a community to raise a child. I could not be happier.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has been @ the school since Kindergarten and is now entering 5th grade and my son just finished Kindergarten and entering 1st grade. I am extremely impressed with the performance of the school. There are great teachers an excellent PTA uniforms etc...No major complaints. I have many friends & relatives who are teachers and they always compliment the schools performance so what could be a better testimony! Keep up all the great SBCS!!!!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school in my opinion is the best school in Buffalo. My son has been in it's attendence since the school opened in the year 2000 and it gets better all the time. The teachers are excellent as well as the office staff and the administration and as always the principal Mr. Gustina. I would recommend this school to any and all parents who are looking for a school to send there children to.Keep up the most excellent work.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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