P.S. 42 Occupational Training Center School

2495 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214 | (716) 816-3250
  • Grades: 3-12
  • Student Enrollment: 353
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 353 elementary, middle, and high school students from grades 3-12
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Thomas Vitale
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
School District Details
  • Buffalo City School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $18,493
  • Graduation Rate: 50.2%
  • Dropout Rate: 14.2%
  • Students Per Teacher: 11.8
  • Enrolled Students: 34,526

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 353
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 42.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 8.3
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 193 (54.7%)
  • Females: 159 (45.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 11 (3.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 50 (14.2%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 61 (17.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
P.S. 42 Occupational Training Center School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian30.8%
Black22964.9%
Asian20.6%
Hispanic4613.0%
White7220.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For P.S. 42 Occupational Training Center School
  Number Percent
3rd Grade10.3%
5th Grade10.3%
6th Grade20.6%
9th Grade8824.9%
10th Grade8724.6%
11th Grade5916.7%
12th Grade5916.7%
Ungraded5615.9%
Graduate & Dropout Information (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
66.0%
District:
58.0%
Percent of Graduates Earning a Regents Diploma
School:
47.0%
District:
65.0%
State:
83.0%
Percent of Students That Dropped Out
School:
4.0%
District:
9.0%
State:
3.0%
Public Assistance (2010)
Estimated Percent of Students From Households That Receive Public Assistance: 71-80%
Attendance & Suspensions (2009)
Attendance Rate
School:
93.0%
District:
87.0%
State:
93.0%
Percent of Students Suspended
School:
13.0%
District:
25.0%
State:
5.0%
Teacher Experience & Educational Background (2010)
Percent of Teachers with Less Than 3 Years of Experience
School:
5.0%
District:
6.0%
Percent of Teachers with Master's or Ph.D.
School:
44.0%
District:
29.0%
Teacher Turnover Rates (2010)
Turnover Rate For All Teachers
School:
22.0%
District:
18.0%
Teacher Certification & Qualifications (2010)
Percent of Teachers Out of Certification
School:
2.0%
District:
3.0%
Percent of Classes Taught by Teachers Without Appropriate Certification
School:
2.0%
District:
3.0%
Percent of Core Classes Not Being Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers
School:
2.0%
District:
3.0%
Source: NY Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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