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291 Windermere Boulevard
Buffalo, NY 14226

(716) 362-4100
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May 26, 2015
When my husband and I 1st moved to the Amherst district, we (in a way) felt slighted, since Smallwood (the other middle school) had a higher school rating. However, after reading several positive reviews we thought it best to keep an open mind. I must say, we were very Impressed! The school and staff are very caring, and concerned. The teachers are always open to meet with parents and discuss your childs progress. Also, we felt very blessed to find a school with such diversity to help prepare our kids for the real world. I would recommend to friends and family!

- submitted by a community member

August 17, 2014
I wrote a positive review of this school when my boys (twins) were in kindergarten, now they are entering 4th grade and my opinion of this school remains very positive. My boys are challenged everyday to be good citizens and students. The teachers are excellent, they work extremely hard to be sure that every child gets the most out of their day. I really can't imagine a better public school. My hat is off to the aminstrative staff and teachers for helping my boys as well as every other child reach there potential. If your wondering if this is a good school, please believe me, this is a great school!

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2013
Excellent start for any child. The school is very diverse unlike a lot of the suburban schools in this area. The staff is very freindly and caring. I have two kids that attend Windermere elementary and honestly I have nothing negative to say about the school.

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2012
I had an earlier review removed so I will post another. My son entered Windermere in the 5th Grade after transferring from Hamburg Schools. He has special needs and I feel his teacher Heather Rogers did nothing to meet these needs and was condescending towards my son and myself. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2012
Windermere is an outstanding school!! The teachers and staff are incredibly talented, caring and responsive to your needs. The school is warm and inviting. There are many fun events for students and parents. The teachers are truly the BEST - really top-notch. So well versed and trained in every aspect. We love Windermere!

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2012
Windermere is terrific!!! The students are so proud to be there, as well as the teachers and staff. There is a stong sense of community. There is a laser-like focus on academic success and achievement. The students and staff work incredibly hard. Windermere is a very special place!

- submitted by a teacher

September 16, 2009
Windermere is a school where every staff member is focused on the children. The atmosphere is supportive and nurturing, enabling the kids to work to their full potential. I have seen my son and the children in his classroom grow in so many ways, not only academically but also in their character development. The focus of the school and our children in one of inclusion in this diverse environment, where every individual is respected and supported. The Windermere community is doing it right and as a parent I am both proud and incredibly grateful to be a part of this outstanding school.

- submitted by a parent
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January 13, 2009
This is my son's 3rd year at Windermere. He started there with the UPK program. I have been involved with the PTA for all 3 years and have found it very rewarding. I recommend contacting the VP of Membership of the PTA. She will respond promptly to your request.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2009
If you re a hands-on parent, this is not the school for you and your child. Windermere takes a trust me, I know what s best for your child approach. The staff is very condescending if you ask questions. District personnel ignore complaints and do not return phone calls. I submitted my membership to the PTA months ago and never received a response.

- submitted by a parent

December 29, 2008
My daughter is in the 3rd grade and has attended Windermere since Kindergarten. Windermere is such a diverse environment which I absolutely love, the teachers really work beyond expectations (they are really their for the students), there is such a huge parental involvement which is excellent to our children's learning experience and the lines of communication between school and parent is always open. Overall, I feel truly bleseed to have my daughter in a great school and a safe and diverse environment.

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2008
My daughter attended kindergarten at Windermere. We were extremely pleased with her experience at the school! Wonderful teachers, and Ms. Lavin, the principal knows the names of every student and it is obvious that she cares deeply for each of them. There were 19 kids in her class with one teacher and a full time aide. There were also speech and ESL teachers in the classroom frequently as some of the students were new to the USA. My daughter is very bright and her teacher was able to keep her challenged and engaged while meeting the needs of a wonderfully diverse class full of children. We recently moved out of state and our new school has 27 kids in the class with one teacher, no aides and fewer resources to meet the needs of my daughter. We miss and appreciate Windermere even more than we thought we would.

- submitted by a parent
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August 12, 2008
We love Windermere! So many involved families and wonderful teachers. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2008
school is great, and so r the teachers.....the principal is helpful and overall a very good environment for your child

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May 22, 2008
This school is a great public school. The curriculum is excellent and well implemented. It provides options like multi-age and looping opportunities which really serve the students well. Some people in the area mistakenly think Amherst's other elementary school is better because it has better test scores,. They fail to recognize that many students are not native English speakers and are at a disadvantage when it comes to standardized tests. Yet studetns who attend Windermre benefit from the classroom diversity.

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2006
We've been very pleased with Windermere. The school has a great atmosphere--every adult at the school seems to know every child's name. With over 700 children, that is quite an accomplishment, and speaks well of the amount of individualized attention Windermere gives to each child. It also lends to a structured and disciplined environment. Children at Windermere generally know the rules, and follow them. Our child has been at Windermere for four years, and has had four excellent, though very different, teachers. Each has come to know our child's strengths and weaknesses, and has tailored instruction and disciplinary techniques accordingly. Communications between parents and teachers are good. A great strength of Windermere is the diversity of the student body. Teachers and administrators as well as parents really value the presence of a multi-ethnic community.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2006
I love this school. The looping program is a great way to leap frog your child into the next grade. They miss nothing. My son was ina class of 18 as a 1st grader. They had a full time aid and extra reading specialists that pushed in. The art and music and library programs were fantastic. All children receive free swim lessons in 3rd grade at the school pool. The community approach to this school made me proud to choose this school. A very diverse, warm and professional learning environment.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2006
Excellent scholl, teachers, comunity and activities.

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January 12, 2006
I have a daughter at windermere Blvd school and the quality of the education is great.the extracurricular activities are plentiful.The teachers are great.

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March 15, 2005
We are very happy with Windermere. The teachers are always very enthusiastic and sincere in their efforts. I especially like the multi-age classroom options. I am happy that there is a diverse cultural population at Windermere. I would highly recommend Windermere Boulevard Elementary to any family.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2004
I was blessed enough to have moved to this district last Summer, so I have not experienced the frustrations of the 'principal turnover' that I have heard so much about. In my family's experience, Ms. Lavin and Mr. Lewis are very dedicated principals with genuine concern for the best interest of all of our children here at Windermere. I have been impressed with the eagerness at Windermere to constantly improve. I am disappointed that my second grader seems to have had little to no challenge in any subject this year, yet on the flip side - my kindergartner has received tremendous help through school resources with his personal struggles reading this year, which has brought him up to grade level as June approaches. My family was welcomed into Windermere with open arms - from the principals to the teachers to the PTA and everyone in-between! Thank You Windermere!

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2004
I find that the Kindergarten program to be one of the best. The teachers are kind, thoughtfull, and full of idaes that truly sparked my childs mind. I could never thank them enough for giving my child the best start in school that any parent would want. I know my child has been blessed because he was your student. Thank you Mrs. Korn Rothschild and Mrs. Rottner.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2004
I was very unimpressed with the lack of respect that teachers showed the parents this year along with the pricapal who never insisted that his teachers be held responsiable for there actions. I feel if we are trying to teach our children good manners, theyteachers should also be taught that showing lack of respect is not good manners. I also disagree with the 'doggie rewards' some female teachers gave. My 4 children have had a very rough time.

- submitted by a parent

April 11, 2004
Three of my children have attended this school. It is a good school but the teachers do not present the material in a good way. Often I have had to reinforce many of the lessons at home because the teachers weren't doing a good enough job at it. The school has a strong english second language program but the teachers are really the great weakness of the school. The material they learn in school is below the average of any school around. However they do have great extra cirricular activities. They also have a great music program and many classrooms to accomodate for the large number of students attending the school. The playground is very big and child friendly. It's a pretty good school. The couselors are willing to work and satisfy all the parent's concerns.

- submitted by a parent
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Windermere Blvd School
291 Windermere Boulevard, Buffalo, NY  14226
(716) 362-4100
Last modified Windermere Blvd School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Windermere Blvd School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top