P.S. 61 School

453 Leroy Ave, Buffalo, NY 14215 | (716) 816-3400
  • Grades: PK-4
  • Student Enrollment: 362
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Laura Harris
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
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: 362
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 40.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 8.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 187 (51.7%)
  • Females: 173 (47.8%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 12 (3.3%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 310 (85.6%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 322 (89.0%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
P.S. 61 School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.3%
Black33492.3%
Asian--
Hispanic61.7%
White195.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For P.S. 61 School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten5314.6%
Kindergarten6718.5%
1st Grade6919.1%
2nd Grade5114.1%
3rd Grade5515.2%
4th Grade6718.5%
Public Assistance (2010)
Estimated Percent of Students From Households That Receive Public Assistance: 91-100%
Attendance & Suspensions (2009)
Attendance Rate
School:
90.0%
District:
87.0%
State:
93.0%
Percent of Students Suspended
School:
21.0%
District:
25.0%
State:
5.0%
Teacher Experience & Educational Background (2010)
Percent of Teachers with Less Than 3 Years of Experience
School:
10.0%
District:
6.0%
Percent of Teachers with Master's or Ph.D.
School:
17.0%
District:
29.0%
Teacher Turnover Rates (2010)
Turnover Rate For All Teachers
School:
26.0%
District:
18.0%
Turnover Rate For Teachers with Less Than 5 Years of Experience
School:
17.0%
District:
21.0%
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:
1.0%
District:
3.0%
Percent of Core Classes Not Being Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers
School:
6.0%
District:
3.0%
Source: NY Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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