Big Tree Elementary School

Summary:

Big Tree Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hamburg, New York, serving 540 students in grades PK-5 and part of the Frontier Central School District.

Big Tree Elementary consistently outperforms the district and state in academic proficiency, with 3rd grade students achieving 56.52% proficiency in English Language Arts and 75% in Math, compared to 48.6% and 65.94% for the district, respectively. The school's 4th grade Science proficiency rate of 91.94% is also significantly higher than the district's 88.55% and the state's 79.97%. However, Big Tree has a less diverse student population, with 88.89% of students identifying as White, and a lower percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds compared to nearby schools like Martin Road Elementary School and Blasdell Elementary School.

While Big Tree Elementary has maintained a strong academic track record, its statewide ranking and SchoolDigger star rating have declined in recent years, from a high of 181 out of 2,366 schools and a 5-star rating in 2015-2016 to a ranking of 755 out of 2,439 schools and a 3-star rating in 2022-2023. This decline in relative performance may warrant further investigation to understand the underlying factors and potential areas for improvement, particularly in the context of educational equity within the Frontier Central School District.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 S 4460 Bay View Rd
       Hamburg, NY  14075-1335


(716) 926-1740

District: Frontier Central School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
755th of 2,439 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,322 Help


Students who attend Big Tree Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Frontier Middle School
High:    Frontier Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.1 Help
Number of students:  540

Racial breakdown:

White:
88.9%
Hispanic:
4.4%
African American:
2.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  37.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Big Tree Elementary School ranks better than 69% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Frontier Central School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 66.71. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (88.9%), Hispanic (4.4%), African American (2.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 37.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Big Tree Elementary School is 13.1, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Frontier Central School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Big Tree Elementary School is $12,322, which is the 2nd highest among 4 elementary schools in the Frontier Central School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Big Tree Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Big Tree Elementary School 755th of 2439 New York public elementary schools. (See Big Tree Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Frontier Central School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Frontier Central School District 301st of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Big Tree Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Big Tree Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 80.50 317th 2206 85.6%
2007 82.22 243rd 2219 89.0%
2008 83.78 153rd 2227 93.1%
2009 80.67 240th 2257 89.4%
2010 85.08 182nd 2263 92.0%
2011 88.56 131st 2286 94.3%
2012 88.90 116th 2320 95.0%
2013 88.46 182nd 2325 92.2%
2014 84.85 256th 2345 89.1%
2015 88.11 193rd 2352 91.8%
2016 88.17 181st 2366 92.3%
2017 71.82 616th 2386 74.2%
2018 78.84 420th 2395 82.5%
2019 64.55 798th 2413 66.9%
2021 42.32 1298th 2201 41.0%
2022 56.45 1013th 2434 58.4%
2023 66.71 755th 2439 69.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Big Tree Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.52 910th 1941 53.1%
2019 39.25 990th 1859 46.7%
2022 38.05 1194th 2031 41.2%
2023 76.45 267th 2016 86.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Big Tree Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.34 384th 2045 81.2%
2019 67.31 509th 2032 75.0%
2021 30.13 1271st 1678 24.3%
2022 32.57 1476th 2099 29.7%
2023 58.47 707th 2041 65.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Big Tree Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.97 348th 2338 85.1%
2019 58.56 927th 2357 60.7%
2021 39.86 1209th 1955 38.2%
2022 56.02 1014th 2401 57.8%
2023 63.02 803rd 2403 66.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Big Tree Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.26 493rd 2340 78.9%
2019 69.68 626th 2358 73.5%
2021 42.52 1149th 1961 41.4%
2022 57.22 972nd 2400 59.5%
2023 68.81 681st 2400 71.6%
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Rank History for White students at Big Tree Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.58 374th 1408 73.4%
2019 52.79 628th 1338 53.1%
2021 25.69 979th 1224 20.0%
2022 42.22 846th 1399 39.5%
2023 60.49 528th 1337 60.5%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: NY State Education Department

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Enrollment information for Big Tree Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 619 3 5 6 0 n/a n/a 0 633
1995 615 5 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 624
1996 615 5 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 624
1997 625 7 4 1 1 n/a n/a 0 638
1998 604 8 8 1 0 n/a n/a 0 621
1999 596 6 10 0 0 n/a n/a 0 612
2000 608 5 13 5 0 n/a n/a 0 631
2001 606 7 7 7 0 n/a n/a 0 627
2002 686 10 10 3 2 n/a n/a 0 711
2003 686 10 10 3 2 n/a n/a 0 711
2004 685 11 8 3 0 n/a n/a 0 707
2005 675 10 8 4 0 n/a n/a 0 697
2006 649 14 5 7 2 n/a n/a 0 677
2007 659 14 5 9 2 n/a n/a 0 689
2008 632 15 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 654
2009 592 18 7 9 1 n/a n/a 0 627
2010 579 13 7 8 1 n/a n/a 3 611
2011 556 7 4 7 2 0 10 0 586
2012 498 2 6 15 3 0 21 0 545
2013 471 3 7 16 4 0 21 0 522
2014 467 8 12 17 4 0 16 0 524
2015 458 8 8 14 6 0 29 0 523
2016 436 10 8 21 5 0 32 0 512
2017 435 8 6 26 1 0 33 0 509
2018 418 8 6 23 0 0 29 0 484
2019 448 11 5 30 1 0 32 0 527
2020 443 9 4 36 0 0 35 0 527
2021 457 10 6 30 0 0 22 0 525
2022 485 4 5 21 0 0 14 0 529
2023 480 15 11 24 2 0 8 0 540

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 Big Tree Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 633 37.0 17.1 14.5
1995 624 40.1 15.6 12.8
1996 624 40.1 15.6 12.8
1997 638 38.1 16.7 15.8
1998 621 42.2 14.7 18.2
1999 612 41.8 14.6 17
2000 631 41.1 15.4 20.1
2001 627 45.4 13.8 19.1
2002 711 53.0 13.4 22.5
2003 711 53.0 13.4 22.5
2004 707 n/a n/a n/a
2005 697 58.0 12.0 23.8
2006 677 54.0 12.5 25.4
2007 689 53.3 12.9 25.4
2008 654 53.3 12.3 29.1
2009 627 52.1 12.0 24.4
2010 611 51.0 11.9 25.7
2011 586 53.6 10.9 23
2012 545 46.0 11.8 22.8
2013 522 43.0 12.1 26.6
2014 524 42.0 12.4 32.8
2015 523 40.0 13.0 36.5
2016 512 39.0 13.1 34.4
2017 509 32.9 15.4 28.9
2018 484 40.0 12.1 36.4
2019 527 39.7 13.2 35.5
2020 527 38.0 13.8 36.2
2021 525 41.6 12.6 33.3
2022 529 36.0 14.6 32.5
2023 540 41.1 13.1 37.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Big Tree Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 633 37.0 17.1 14.5
1995 624 40.1 15.6 12.8
1996 624 40.1 15.6 12.8
1997 638 38.1 16.7 15.8
1998 621 42.2 14.7 18.2
1999 612 41.8 14.6 17
2000 631 41.1 15.4 20.1
2001 627 45.4 13.8 19.1
2002 711 53.0 13.4 22.5
2003 711 53.0 13.4 22.5
2004 707 n/a n/a n/a
2005 697 58.0 12.0 23.8
2006 677 54.0 12.5 25.4
2007 689 53.3 12.9 25.4
2008 654 53.3 12.3 29.1
2009 627 52.1 12.0 24.4
2010 611 51.0 11.9 25.7
2011 586 53.6 10.9 23
2012 545 46.0 11.8 22.8
2013 522 43.0 12.1 26.6
2014 524 42.0 12.4 32.8
2015 523 40.0 13.0 36.5
2016 512 39.0 13.1 34.4
2017 509 32.9 15.4 28.9
2018 484 40.0 12.1 36.4
2019 527 39.7 13.2 35.5
2020 527 38.0 13.8 36.2
2021 525 41.6 12.6 33.3
2022 529 36.0 14.6 32.5
2023 540 41.1 13.1 37.6

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

Big Tree Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricella
201399.8%0.2%0.0%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%
201499.8%0.2%0.0%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%99.8%
201599.4%0.4%0.0%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.4%99.6%99.4%
201699.2%0.6%0.0%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.2%99.4%
201799.0%0.8%0.0%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.0%99.2%99.2%
201899.0%1.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201999.2%0.0%0.0%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.2%99.2%99.4%99.4%
202099.8%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.8%100.0%100.0%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $750 (6.9%) $10,196 (93.1%) $10,946
2020 $844 (7.5%) $10,454 (92.5%) $11,298
2021 $566 (5.0%) $10,775 (95.0%) $11,341
2022 $892 (7.6%) $10,836 (92.4%) $11,728
2023 $1,685 (13.7%) $10,637 (86.3%) $12,322

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Big Tree Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 798th of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 755th of 2439 Elementary schools
 2.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Big Tree Elementary School)7256.5
 15.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Frontier Central School District)6148.6
 12.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York)5244.9
 7.1%
3rd Grade Math (Big Tree Elementary School)7775
 2%
   3rd Grade Math (Frontier Central School District)7065.9
 4.1%
   3rd Grade Math (New York)5453.7
 0.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Big Tree Elementary School)4647.4
 1.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Frontier Central School District)5951.6
 7.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4848.8
 0.8%
4th Grade Math (Big Tree Elementary School)4470.9
 26.9%
   4th Grade Math (Frontier Central School District)6375.2
 12.2%
   4th Grade Math (New York)5053.9
 3.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Big Tree Elementary School)5941.5
 17.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Frontier Central School District)4937.9
 11.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York)3845.1
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Big Tree Elementary School)4761.1
 14.1%
   5th Grade Math (Frontier Central School District)4753.9
 6.9%
   5th Grade Math (New York)4649.7
 3.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students527540
 2.5%
African American1115
 36.4%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian511
 120%
Hispanic3024
 20%
Pacific Islander00
White448480
 7.1%
Two or More Races328
 75%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients35.5%37.6%
 2.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Tree Elementary School

Students who attend Big Tree Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Frontier Middle School
High : Frontier Senior High School

Students at Big Tree Elementary School are 89% White, 4% Hispanic, 3% African American, 2% Asian, 1% Two or more races.

Big Tree Elementary School ranks 755th of 2439 New York elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 540 students attended Big Tree Elementary School.


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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.

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