Buffalo United Charter School

Public, Charter K-8

 325 Manhattan Ave
       Buffalo, NY  14214-1809


(716) 835-9862

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District: Buffalo United Charter School

SchoolDigger Rank:
2029th of 2,413 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,506 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  17.7
Number of students:  640

Racial breakdown:

African American:
86.3%
Hispanic:
8.8%
Asian:
3.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  93.4%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the NY State Education Department did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Buffalo United Charter School ranks worse than 84.1% of elementary schools in New York. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.93. (See more...)
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Compare Details Buffalo United Charter School ranks worse than 75.4% of middle schools in New York. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.57. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (86.3%), Hispanic (8.8%), Asian (3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 93.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Buffalo United Charter School is 17.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Buffalo United Charter School is $14,506.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Buffalo United Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Buffalo United Charter School 2029th of 2413 New York public elementary schools. (See Buffalo United Charter School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Buffalo United Charter School 1085th of 1439 New York public middle schools. (See Buffalo United Charter School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Buffalo United Charter School 753rd of 823 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Buffalo United Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 25.66 1802nd 2206 18.3%
2007 48.65 1379th 2219 37.9%
2008 59.76 1096th 2227 50.8%
2009 56.91 1196th 2257 47.0%
2010 39.68 1542nd 2263 31.9%
2011 37.02 1589th 2286 30.5%
2012 49.50 1336th 2320 42.4%
2013 30.71 1693rd 2325 27.2%
2014 36.60 1551st 2345 33.9%
2015 26.12 1791st 2352 23.9%
2016 20.75 1976th 2366 16.5%
2017 25.06 1876th 2386 21.4%
2018 24.45 1923rd 2395 19.7%
2019 18.93 2029th 2413 15.9%

Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Buffalo United Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 36.89 801st 1123 28.7%
2008 50.42 733rd 1185 38.1%
2009 39.74 877th 1224 28.3%
2010 24.03 970th 1243 22.0%
2011 34.42 905th 1295 30.1%
2012 48.08 770th 1337 42.4%
2013 26.10 1034th 1373 24.7%
2014 24.42 1070th 1401 23.6%
2015 30.14 1008th 1407 28.4%
2016 29.48 1031st 1429 27.9%
2017 15.88 1304th 1455 10.4%
2018 17.39 1259th 1438 12.4%
2019 26.57 1085th 1439 24.6%

Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Open Quote Poorly run school, very dirty-looking, and smells like a public restroom all throughout. Everyday, when I go to pick up my daughter, she is never in the same location and I have to run around the whole building trying to find her. The teachers are great but they seem over-fatigued and stressed out. Its a new principal every 5 minutes...we're on our third this year. We will be leaving after this year. Lots of student fights, bullying is rampant, and a student attacked a dean during lunch. These are red flags. Close Quote


by a parent on FaceBook
Saturday, August 24, 2013

Open Quote Buffalo United Charter School, National Heritage Academies has exhausted there time in Buffalo NY. I am petitioning for this school to close. Based on talking to other parents and witnessing Bullying, harassment, abuse of power/authority and dishonesty from Tammy Messmer, Tara Sims and other Deans. National Heritage Academies should not profit in Buffalo NY if they are going to continue create an environment where discipline causes psychological issues (stress, anxiety, lack of motivation to attend school due to fear of being targeted, labeled, abused mentally, lack of safety, triggers behavior, lack of cultural connection, lack of cultural competency, discriminatory and racists remarks by administrative/ school staff, distrust, discriminatory/ racist policy's in your handbook & ineffective leadership. Buffalo United Charter School & National Heritage Academies parent relations and investigative procedures does not benefit the parents. Your investigative procedures lack consistency. Your higher administration refuses to interact with parents which shows us NHA do not care about our concerns. Our concerns fall on deaf ears. Parents are treated with disrespect, we are degraded, treated unprofessionally by Tammy, Tara and other deans. There no Parent Board, Parent Committee or Parent connection. Your administrative staff has discriminated against our culture, race and parental rights. Buffalo United Charter school has created an environment which labels our children behavioral. Our children are an endangered generation/culture. Your organization does not fall in line with the values of the African American community. Buffalo United Charter school creates an unsafe, discriminatory, unprofessional, behavioral environment where they are bullied and harassed by Tammy, Tara and school staff. Every residence in Buffalo will support our children no longer being a part of an for profit organization. This is unacceptable. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Buffalo United Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 6 226 0 3 2 n/a n/a 0 237
2005 11 376 0 8 0 n/a n/a 0 395
2006 11 417 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 435
2007 8 465 0 5 1 n/a n/a 0 479
2008 3 565 0 9 1 n/a n/a 0 578
2009 5 577 0 12 3 n/a n/a 0 597
2010 6 622 0 13 2 n/a n/a 0 643
2011 8 593 2 10 1 0 0 0 614
2012 6 613 0 40 0 0 0 0 659
2013 12 588 2 40 1 0 0 0 643
2014 7 632 3 33 3 0 0 0 678
2015 8 660 2 45 2 0 0 0 717
2016 13 665 4 34 2 0 0 0 718
2017 7 611 3 34 3 2 0 0 660
2018 13 588 5 36 2 2 0 0 646
2019 10 552 19 56 1 2 0 0 640

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Buffalo United Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 237 n/a n/a n/a
2005 395 n/a n/a 91.1
2006 435 25.0 17.4 90.6
2007 479 31.0 15.5 91.6
2008 578 30.0 19.3 89.8
2009 597 34.0 17.6 93.8
2010 643 36.0 17.8 91.6
2011 614 37.9 16.1 91.7
2012 659 42.9 15.3 91.4
2013 643 44.0 14.6 91.6
2014 678 46.0 14.7 92
2015 717 43.0 16.6 91.2
2016 718 37.0 19.4 n/a
2017 660 38.8 16.9 93.8
2018 646 37.0 17.4 92.9
2019 640 36.1 17.7 93.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Buffalo United Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 237 n/a n/a n/a
2005 395 n/a n/a 91.1
2006 435 25.0 17.4 90.6
2007 479 31.0 15.5 91.6
2008 578 30.0 19.3 89.8
2009 597 34.0 17.6 93.8
2010 643 36.0 17.8 91.6
2011 614 37.9 16.1 91.7
2012 659 42.9 15.3 91.4
2013 643 44.0 14.6 91.6
2014 678 46.0 14.7 92
2015 717 43.0 16.6 91.2
2016 718 37.0 19.4 n/a
2017 660 38.8 16.9 93.8
2018 646 37.0 17.4 92.9
2019 640 36.1 17.7 93.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Buffalo United Charter School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $796 (5.5%) $13,710 (94.5%) $14,506

Data source: New York Department of Education




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