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Amherst Central School District

GreatSchools Rating: 8 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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55 Kings Hwy
Amherst, NY 14226
Erie County
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PH: (716) 362-3051

  • Grades PK-12
  • 3030 students
  • 4 schools

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 New York State Assessments

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3

English Language Arts
 50% (2013)
 69% (2012)
 62% (2011)
The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

Math
 46% (2013)
 74% (2012)
 72% (2011)
The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Science
 92% (2013)
 94% (2011)
The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 53% (2013)
 71% (2012)
 73% (2011)
The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

Math
 52% (2013)
 75% (2012)
 81% (2011)
The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 5

English Language Arts
 39% (2013)
 73% (2012)
 69% (2011)
The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

Math
 37% (2013)
 81% (2012)
 81% (2011)
The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 6

English Language Arts
 47% (2013)
 67% (2012)
 79% (2011)
The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

Math
 45% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 77% (2011)
The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 7

English Language Arts
 49% (2013)
 67% (2012)
 65% (2011)
The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

Math
 44% (2013)
 77% (2012)
 75% (2011)
The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Science
 87% (2013)
 92% (2011)
The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 53% (2013)
 64% (2012)
 73% (2011)
The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

Math
 42% (2013)
 74% (2012)
 90% (2011)
The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science.
  • The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles.
  • The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York.
  • The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Testing in New York: An Overview

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 New York State Assessments by Subgroup

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students50%
Female58%
Male42%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities5%
General population55%
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant50%

MathThis District
All Students46%
Female47%
Male46%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities10%
General population50%
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant46%
Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 4
ScienceThis District
All Students92%
Female94%
Male93%
African American78%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities66%
General population96%
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant92%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students53%
Female61%
Male45%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities6%
General population59%
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant53%

MathThis District
All Students52%
Female56%
Male49%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities7%
General population58%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant52%
Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 5
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students39%
Female42%
Male38%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities9%
General population45%
Non-migrant39%

MathThis District
All Students37%
Female33%
Male40%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial40%
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities18%
General population40%
Non-migrant37%
Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 6
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students47%
Female55%
Male41%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities10%
General population51%
Non-migrant47%

MathThis District
All Students45%
Female46%
Male43%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities10%
General population49%
Non-migrant45%
Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 7
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students49%
Female64%
Male34%
African American45%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities10%
General population56%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant49%

MathThis District
All Students44%
Female50%
Male38%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islander31%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities13%
General population49%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant44%
Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ScienceThis District
All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities42%
General population95%
Non-migrant87%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students53%
Female64%
Male43%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islander36%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities9%
General population58%
Non-migrant53%

MathThis District
All Students42%
Female48%
Male38%
African American17%
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities0%
General population48%
Non-migrant42%
Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science.
  • The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles.
  • The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York.
  • The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Testing in New York: An Overview

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 New York State Regents Exams

 
Scale: % passing

Algebra II/Trigonometry
 76% (2013)
 68% (2012)
 69% (2011)
 58% (2010)
The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

Mathematics A
 88% (2009)
 98% (2008)
 100% (2007)
The state average for Mathematics A was 61% in 2009.

Mathematics B
 51% (2010)
 75% (2009)
 80% (2008)
 82% (2007)
The state average for Mathematics B was 61% in 2010.

English
 94% (2013)
 98% (2012)
 96% (2011)
 98% (2010)
 94% (2009)
 94% (2008)
 94% (2007)
The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

Living Environment
 94% (2013)
 97% (2012)
 95% (2011)
 95% (2010)
 96% (2009)
 94% (2008)
 97% (2007)
The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

Physics
 91% (2013)
 91% (2012)
 99% (2011)
 100% (2010)
 92% (2009)
 98% (2008)
 97% (2007)
The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

Chemistry
 88% (2013)
 91% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 85% (2010)
 87% (2009)
 93% (2008)
 87% (2007)
The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

Earth Science
 95% (2013)
 93% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 88% (2009)
 86% (2008)
 91% (2007)
The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

Integrated Algebra
 92% (2013)
 92% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 98% (2010)
 98% (2009)
 94% (2008)
The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

Global History and Geography
 91% (2013)
 87% (2012)
 85% (2011)
 91% (2010)
 89% (2009)
 89% (2008)
The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

U.S. History and Government
 98% (2013)
 96% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 96% (2010)
 94% (2009)
 96% (2008)
The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

French
 98% (2011)
The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

Italian
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

Spanish
 94% (2011)
The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

Geometry
 98% (2013)
 95% (2012)
 93% (2011)
 88% (2010)
The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

 
About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in english language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages.
  • The results for english language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, US history and government, french, italian, and spanish are displayed in GreatSchools profiles.
  • Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate.
  • Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education).
  • The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

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 New York State Regents Exams by Subgroup

 
Scale: % passing


Algebra II/TrigonometryThis District
All Students76%
Female79%
Male72%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Non-migrant76%

EnglishThis District
All Students94%
Female98%
Male90%
African American80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities71%
General population97%
Non-migrant94%

Living EnvironmentThis District
All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities81%
General population95%
Non-migrant94%

PhysicsThis District
All Students91%
Female88%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%

ChemistryThis District
All Students88%
Female88%
Male89%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Earth ScienceThis District
All Students95%
Female93%
Male96%
African American90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
General population96%
Non-migrant95%

Integrated AlgebraThis District
All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities74%
General population95%
Non-migrant92%

Global History and GeographyThis District
All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
African American76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities52%
General population96%
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant91%

U.S. History and GovernmentThis District
All Students98%
Female98%
Male95%
African American95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities89%
General population98%
Non-migrant98%

GeometryThis District
All Students98%
Female98%
Male100%
African American91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Non-migrant98%
Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

 
About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in english language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages.
  • The results for english language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, US history and government, french, italian, and spanish are displayed in GreatSchools profiles.
  • Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate.
  • Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education).
  • The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Testing in New York: An Overview

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