Waterfront Elementary School

Public PK, KG-8

 95 Fourth St
       Buffalo, NY  14202-2697


(716) 816-3900

District: Buffalo City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
2155th of 2,195 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,732 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  11.7
Number of students:  837

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
99.1%
Measles:
99.6%
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Racial breakdown:

African American:
45.2%
Asian:
21.9%
Hispanic:
19.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  87.8%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, October 28, 2021.


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Compare Details Waterfront Elementary School ranks worse than 98.2% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranks 18th among 33 ranked elementary schools in the Buffalo City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 4.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.37. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Waterfront Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (45.2%), Asian (21.9%), Hispanic (19.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 87.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Waterfront Elementary School is 11.7. 26 elementary schools in the Buffalo City School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Waterfront Elementary School is $10,732. 31 elementary schools in the Buffalo City School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Waterfront Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Waterfront Elementary School 2155th of 2195 New York public elementary schools. (See Waterfront Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Buffalo City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Buffalo City School District 785th of 823 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Waterfront Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 9.08 2095th 2206 5.0%
2007 4.83 2157th 2219 2.8%
2008 4.52 2170th 2227 2.6%
2009 1.12 2243rd 2257 0.6%
2010 3.27 2241st 2263 1.0%
2011 3.46 2250th 2286 1.6%
2012 4.50 2255th 2320 2.8%
2013 13.35 2140th 2325 8.0%
2014 11.57 2182nd 2345 7.0%
2015 13.67 2135th 2352 9.2%
2016 14.34 2138th 2366 9.6%
2017 14.86 2145th 2386 10.1%
2018 21.29 2012th 2395 16.0%
2019 20.22 1989th 2413 17.6%
2021 4.70 2155th 2195 1.8%

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

Rank History for Waterfront Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 16.06 925th 1095 15.5%
2007 14.16 971st 1123 13.5%
2008 10.73 1066th 1185 10.0%
2009 7.25 1155th 1224 5.6%
2010 9.33 1129th 1243 9.2%
2011 6.54 1244th 1295 3.9%
2012 6.38 1267th 1337 5.2%
2013 14.09 1224th 1373 10.9%
2014 13.09 1291st 1401 7.9%
2015 18.59 1179th 1407 16.2%
2016 21.93 1164th 1429 18.5%
2017 21.50 1211th 1455 16.8%
2018 27.28 1086th 1438 24.5%
2019 20.37 1204th 1439 16.3%

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

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by a parent
Monday, February 3, 2020

Open Quote Teachers are suspension happy and would rather get rid of students than problem solve, offer no solutions. The assistant principal there, Miss Dias, is highly combative and argumentative, will make already tense situations worse with her attitude, absolutely ridiculous behavior for a principal to display. Also, racial epithets being thrown around are not considered a serious offense so race relations at this school are not good. Would not recommend. Close Quote


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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Open Quote "Overall this is school has to be the most pathetic school, with dimwitted, unprofessional, inept, incompetent instructors/staff members ever'!!!.....I as a parent strongly advises any other parent not send or transfer their child/children to this underachieving, poor test score school here in buffalo, I highly recommend all parents to do their school rating research first before choosing this elementary school'!!!. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Waterfront Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 434 377 7 70 1 n/a n/a 0 889
1990 459 374 2 69 1 n/a n/a 0 905
1991 437 371 7 66 2 n/a n/a 60 943
1992 432 393 6 68 5 n/a n/a 0 904
1993 435 416 9 49 7 n/a n/a 0 916
1994 419 423 8 56 5 n/a n/a 0 911
1995 387 412 5 69 1 n/a n/a 0 874
1996 387 412 5 69 1 n/a n/a 0 874
1997 389 415 3 63 1 n/a n/a 0 871
1998 379 428 2 82 1 n/a n/a 0 892
1999 370 446 3 94 1 n/a n/a 0 914
2000 342 436 4 82 2 n/a n/a 4 870
2001 302 472 4 88 1 n/a n/a 0 867
2002 286 521 14 110 9 n/a n/a 0 940
2003 286 521 14 110 9 n/a n/a 0 940
2004 266 497 21 91 9 n/a n/a 0 884
2005 227 463 15 89 6 n/a n/a 0 800
2006 196 472 22 108 6 n/a n/a 0 804
2007 179 528 26 118 12 n/a n/a 0 863
2008 159 499 42 137 13 n/a n/a 0 850
2009 143 502 51 156 12 n/a n/a 2 866
2010 133 478 75 169 11 n/a n/a 9 875
2011 119 468 121 177 11 0 19 0 915
2012 109 445 128 161 11 0 20 0 874
2013 105 402 146 183 12 0 25 0 873
2014 122 373 155 183 11 0 23 0 867
2015 136 338 174 192 10 0 30 0 880
2016 115 358 178 182 7 0 26 0 866
2017 103 362 189 159 9 0 33 0 855
2018 103 371 176 169 9 0 32 0 860
2019 92 368 169 162 7 1 33 0 832
2020 82 378 183 164 6 2 22 0 837

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 Waterfront Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 889 49.4 17.9 n/a
1990 905 51.9 17.4 n/a
1991 943 52.7 17.8 n/a
1992 904 53.9 16.7 n/a
1993 916 52.0 17.6 n/a
1994 911 50.0 18.2 50.6
1995 874 52.0 16.8 42.1
1996 874 52.0 16.8 42.1
1997 871 52.5 16.6 60
1998 892 48.0 18.6 60.1
1999 914 52.0 17.6 61.7
2000 870 54.3 16.0 73.3
2001 867 53.6 16.2 74
2002 940 56.5 16.6 78.8
2003 940 56.5 16.6 78.8
2004 884 n/a n/a n/a
2005 800 54.8 14.6 83.9
2006 804 56.0 14.4 85.3
2007 863 56.0 15.4 80.5
2008 850 56.0 15.2 84.7
2009 866 54.0 16.0 88.5
2010 875 58.5 14.9 90
2011 915 58.5 15.6 88
2012 874 61.0 14.3 95.1
2013 873 65.0 13.4 86.1
2014 867 60.0 14.4 n/a
2015 880 54.0 16.2 12.4
2016 866 59.0 14.6 77.9
2017 855 61.8 13.8 72.2
2018 860 60.6 14.1 82.1
2019 832 59.0 14.0 82.7
2020 837 71.0 11.7 87.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Waterfront Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 889 49.4 17.9 n/a
1990 905 51.9 17.4 n/a
1991 943 52.7 17.8 n/a
1992 904 53.9 16.7 n/a
1993 916 52.0 17.6 n/a
1994 911 50.0 18.2 50.6
1995 874 52.0 16.8 42.1
1996 874 52.0 16.8 42.1
1997 871 52.5 16.6 60
1998 892 48.0 18.6 60.1
1999 914 52.0 17.6 61.7
2000 870 54.3 16.0 73.3
2001 867 53.6 16.2 74
2002 940 56.5 16.6 78.8
2003 940 56.5 16.6 78.8
2004 884 n/a n/a n/a
2005 800 54.8 14.6 83.9
2006 804 56.0 14.4 85.3
2007 863 56.0 15.4 80.5
2008 850 56.0 15.2 84.7
2009 866 54.0 16.0 88.5
2010 875 58.5 14.9 90
2011 915 58.5 15.6 88
2012 874 61.0 14.3 95.1
2013 873 65.0 13.4 86.1
2014 867 60.0 14.4 n/a
2015 880 54.0 16.2 12.4
2016 866 59.0 14.6 77.9
2017 855 61.8 13.8 72.2
2018 860 60.6 14.1 82.1
2019 832 59.0 14.0 82.7
2020 837 71.0 11.7 87.8

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.

Immunization Rates

Waterfront Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricella
201395.4%0.0%1.7%96.5%97.5%97.5%97.5%96.8%96.9%98.2%
201495.5%0.0%3.2%95.7%96.7%96.7%96.7%96.3%96.3%96.8%
201590.9%0.0%4.0%93.3%94.3%94.3%94.3%92.4%94.7%94.7%
201688.9%0.0%5.7%90.7%92.4%92.4%92.4%91.3%91.8%92.4%
201789.9%0.4%3.7%96.7%98.7%98.7%98.7%96.1%95.1%97.6%
201888.9%0.4%5.8%97.5%99.4%99.4%99.4%98.4%95.6%98.5%
201994.7%0.0%0.0%97.9%99.1%99.1%99.1%97.5%98.6%98.5%
202099.1%0.0%99.5%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.5%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Waterfront Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $990 (9.2%) $9,742 (90.8%) $10,732

Data source: New York Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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