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Buffalo Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1777 students

 
 

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Posted June 26, 2013

First of all Buffalo High School is a school with good education but when it comes down to dealing with issues their lacking tremendously. Not only do they protect kids from being bullied, they actually promote it. Students who are gay or diverse are they students who aren't fully protected. Theirs been numerous times where a student who was diverse came to Buffalo High School and basically ran out. Why were these kids ran out you may ask? Well being taunted, bullied, made fun of because of the pigment of their skin, having racial slurs being shouted at them, feeling alone, last but not least being ignored. You can't go to the principal or the assistant principals for a issue that concerns bullying. They try avoid the situation and the student that they don't see all the "work" their doing to try to prevent issues like this. To be honest with you I think Buffalo High School is a school where if your different, unique, poor, intelligent, open minded, will slowly kill your confidence, self esteem, and hide who you really are. DO NOT GO TO BUFFALO HIGH SCHOOL, NOT EVEN ONCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2011

This school is awesome! I am a current senior and I absolutely love it here. The teachers are amazing; they are always there to help. The students are respectful and show great school pride. We offer many extra-curricular activities from the school newspaper and debate teams, to sports and foreign exchange programs. I've traveled to other schools for extra-curricular activities, and what I've seen can't even compare to what Buffalo High School offers. Not only do we have great activities, but the staff and students are truly wonderful. They all make it a great learning environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 24, 2008

I went to school here and I had a great experience. The fauculty is very involved. Compared to other schools nearby who I had friends attend, I believe we had a great campus.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2008

I graduated from BHS and it was a great school with an above average learning environment


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

437 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

All Students93%
Female98%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female75%
Male74%
Black50%
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

437 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

413 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students71%
Female65%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

All Students57%
Female53%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian40%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students61%
Female60%
Male62%
Black40%
Asian46%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 73%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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