Highgate Heights School

600 Highgate Ave, Buffalo, NY 14215 | (716) 816-4050
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Student Enrollment: 566
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Gayle Irving-White
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: 566
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 46.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 12.3
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 295 (52.1%)
  • Females: 268 (47.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 46 (8.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 436 (77.0%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 482 (85.2%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Highgate Heights School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.4%
Black53694.7%
Asian10.2%
Hispanic81.4%
White162.8%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Highgate Heights School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten366.4%
Kindergarten386.7%
1st Grade519.0%
2nd Grade366.4%
3rd Grade6010.6%
4th Grade6411.3%
5th Grade6511.5%
6th Grade7312.9%
7th Grade6912.2%
8th Grade7413.1%
Public Assistance (2010)
Estimated Percent of Students From Households That Receive Public Assistance: 81-90%
Graduate & Dropout Information (2010)
Percent of Students That Dropped Out
School:
3.0%
District:
9.0%
State:
3.0%
Attendance & Suspensions (2009)
Attendance Rate
School:
93.0%
District:
87.0%
State:
93.0%
Percent of Students Suspended
School:
27.0%
District:
25.0%
State:
5.0%
Teacher Experience & Educational Background (2010)
Percent of Teachers with Less Than 3 Years of Experience
School:
7.0%
District:
6.0%
Percent of Teachers with Master's or Ph.D.
School:
24.0%
District:
29.0%
Teacher Turnover Rates (2010)
Turnover Rate For All Teachers
School:
16.0%
District:
18.0%
Turnover Rate For Teachers with Less Than 5 Years of Experience
School:
25.0%
District:
21.0%
Teacher Certification & Qualifications (2010)
Percent of Classes Taught by Teachers Without Appropriate Certification
School:
1.0%
District:
3.0%
Source: NY Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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