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Buffalo High School

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Posted August 24, 2011

I graduated from Buffalo High School in 1969. While it may not have the perks and pizzazz of other larger schools the small community closeness was a comfort to me and the teachers actually knew my name. I think it was a great foundation for me as I launched out into a world where many times you are nothing more than a number. I have many fond memories of teachers and students.


Posted May 22, 2008

I grew up in kansas city school district, work for springfield school district. My child graduated from Buffalo HS and I now have a daughter attending. The graduation ceremony included scripture and prayer. NO PUBLIC SCHOOLS are allowing this and I am so fortunate my child is still in a district that believes in God. Also, only a small percentage of Springfield and KC schools even offer the A+ program. My son received a FREE associates degree, thanks to his hard work and the councelors at Buffalo HS. He is now a Nuclear Scientist working for the Government.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

I do feel that this school is on the upward path to a great school. I am a former student, currently have kids in the high school, and am a teacher in another district. Buffalo should be proud of the job they are doing. I feel that anyone raising a family would enjoy this district. There are several things for the kids to join. And yes, sports is huge, but look at the surrounding schools and tell me sports are not even more impotant to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2007

It is no mystery that in the past Buffalo High School has had it's share of problems. But the good news is, that is changing. The current administration has, over the past few years, weeded out teachers that did not have the right positive mentality and brought in teachers that do have the right mentality to create a positive atmosphere for the students and the community. In the last five or six years the attitude toward Buffalo Schools has done almost a complete 180. Also in the past few years the athletic programs had a turnaround as well. Music and FFA have for several years been among the top in the state and occasionally the country. If I could move back to a small town like Buffalo and raise my family I would do it in a heartbeat.


Posted October 2, 2006

Buffalo High School has a lot of work to do. Not only with students, but with teachers, staff, school board and parents. It's a small town and with that you unfortunately run into small town politics. We're not happy and we're moving before our younger kids reach high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2006

I believe Buffalo High School is as safe as any school can be. There is far less bullying and fighting than most schools. The variety of elective classes is limited and dual credit classes for seniors are few, but considering the size of the district and the budget, that's understandable. As for parental involvement, that's a subjective judgement. I feel it's most important to be involved with one's child's education in the home, by supervising and checking homework, facilitating extra credit work, etc. Unfortunately some parents are unable to do that, and that will affect their child's success in any school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2006

I believe this school when I went there for 4 years was a great scholl. Friends were easy to make and the extra curriculer was great altough we did not have much sucess. Josh gerdom
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2006

i think buffalo high school can be a good school but we don't a good principal. the students there never really get into trouble when the hurt another student. they don't have hardley any good activities students can do. my child goes there and she thinks it's boring i even talked to most of the parents they don't like how they handle disapline there disapline is not very good.But there are some good programs ike gold and alternative school and votech classes. buffalo high school is an ok school but if u really look into it it's not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2005

I feel that the Buffalo school district could stand for some improvement. There is more to life than sports and if there has been any cuts it most certainly is not in the sports area. What about fine arts, photography, dance, theater. Some students have other interests. If I had it to do all over again I would not put a student in a Buffalo School ever. Teachers allowed to bully over and over with no punishment whatever. Some teachers who have very little education in the courses they teach. It is sad to let the abuse that goes on in this school happen over and over. I do not believe that after a teacher reaches tenure that they should be allowed to teach and abuse. Parents think and talk to other parents in the area before you put a student in this school district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2005

Buffalo High School has had some problems in the past, but the current administration has made huge strides in changing that. The faculty there makes it as easy as possible to endure the often abominable social interactions that make high school what it is. While Buffalo doesn't offer an advanced placement program, or anything remotely similar, the teaching staff truly care about students and more than make up for it by going beyond mandotory curriculum. Safety is a non-issue at Buffalo High. Everything in that regard is taken very seriously, and dealt with before it gets to the evening news. Kudos to the faculty at Buffalo High who helped turn the school around. I was lucky enough to witness it in person, and very glad that i did.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 22, 2005

teachers, coaches, administrators and staff at this school all love doing what they do. For those who have posted negative remarks about the leadership, read your remarks and then ask yourself how serious YOU took school. It's obvious that you were so interested in learning, yourself, that you have still held on to rules concerning spelling and grammar. It's very easy to sit from one side and bash another with your view through coke-bottle lenses. Understand that teaching/learning is a two-way street, where teachers have the responsibility to teach; and, students have the responsibility to do their part and learn - or, at least, respect the ability of others in the classroom to learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 18, 2005

I am disappointed in some of the teaching staff as they are lazy and non tutorial, some even losing a students work or targeting them as discipline problems when the student mentions that they are not learning anything in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2005

Personally I feel Buffalo High School is a great place for a child to get an education. Not only do they have excellent academic programs, as well as extra curricular activities, it provides a safe and secure atmoshpere for learning. I attended Buffalo High and am now a Registered Nurse, if it had not been for those dedicated and caring professionals I was surrounded with on a daily basis I would not be the person I am today. At this time I would like to thank Buffalo High School for a wounderful educational experience as well as many great memories.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 10, 2005

I think buffalo highschool,should seriously be looked at by the school board and actualy look out for the best intrest of there students. It is in my opinion that the buffalo teachers have forgotten why they originally became teachers. Most of them just want the day to be over. And this is not compleatly based upon my opinions but in all honesty a small portion of it is. It doesnt make any sense that our teachers of our community can be provided with palm-pc's and other pointless items when our children have to be let out of school early because our board is so incompetent that they cant even use their common sense to provide our children with air conditioning. And they wonder why children skip school.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
63%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
46%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
25%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Free or reduced-price lunch73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Free or reduced-price lunch57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Free or reduced-price lunch54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Free or reduced-price lunch57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 74%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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500 West Main
Buffalo, MO 65622
Phone: (417) 345-2223

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