Discovery School

911 Abbott Rd, Buffalo, NY 14220 | (716) 816-4922
  • Grades: PK-8
  • Student Enrollment: 565
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School Description

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Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Carmela Botticello
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: 565
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 40.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 14.1
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 264 (46.7%)
  • Females: 295 (52.2%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 103 (18.2%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 148 (26.2%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 251 (44.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Discovery School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian40.7%
Black366.4%
Asian40.7%
Hispanic396.9%
White47684.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Discovery School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten549.6%
Kindergarten6010.6%
1st Grade6611.7%
2nd Grade5710.1%
3rd Grade6411.3%
4th Grade5710.1%
5th Grade5810.3%
6th Grade539.4%
7th Grade447.8%
8th Grade529.2%
Public Assistance (2010)
Estimated Percent of Students From Households That Receive Public Assistance: 31-40%
Attendance & Suspensions (2009)
Attendance Rate
School:
95.0%
District:
87.0%
State:
93.0%
Percent of Students Suspended
School:
10.0%
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:
30.0%
District:
29.0%
Teacher Turnover Rates (2010)
Turnover Rate For All Teachers
School:
3.0%
District:
18.0%
Teacher Certification & Qualifications (2010)
Percent of Teachers Out of Certification
School:
3.0%
District:
3.0%
Percent of Classes Taught by Teachers Without Appropriate Certification
School:
4.0%
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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