P.S. 59 Dr. Charles Drew Science Magnet School

1 Ml King Jr Park, Buffalo, NY 14211 | (716) 816-3370
  • Grades: 3-8
  • Student Enrollment: 475
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Denise Luka
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
  • Magnet School
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: 475
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 38.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 12.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 219 (46.1%)
  • Females: 254 (53.5%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 27 (5.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 377 (79.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 404 (85.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
P.S. 59 Dr. Charles Drew Science Magnet School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian51.1%
Black42188.6%
Asian20.4%
Hispanic132.7%
White326.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For P.S. 59 Dr. Charles Drew Science Magnet School
  Number Percent
3rd Grade7716.2%
4th Grade8918.7%
5th Grade7916.6%
6th Grade6613.9%
7th Grade9018.9%
8th Grade7415.6%
Public Assistance (2010)
Estimated Percent of Students From Households That Receive Public Assistance: 91-100%
Graduate & Dropout Information (2010)
Percent of Students That Dropped Out
School:
2.0%
District:
9.0%
State:
3.0%
Attendance & Suspensions (2009)
Attendance Rate
School:
91.0%
District:
87.0%
State:
93.0%
Percent of Students Suspended
School:
18.0%
District:
25.0%
State:
5.0%
Teacher Experience & Educational Background (2010)
Percent of Teachers with Less Than 3 Years of Experience
School:
3.0%
District:
6.0%
Percent of Teachers with Master's or Ph.D.
School:
32.0%
District:
29.0%
Teacher Turnover Rates (2010)
Turnover Rate For All Teachers
School:
33.0%
District:
18.0%
Turnover Rate For Teachers with Less Than 5 Years of Experience
School:
40.0%
District:
21.0%
Source: NY Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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