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Bennett High School

Public | 9-12 | 729 students

 

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2013:
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Posted March 26, 2014

Bennett High School is a community of teachers, administration, parents, community members and scholars that work and learn together to create a nurturing environment to engage student scholars in reaching their high school as well as collegiate goals. Watching a student's confidence grow as they pass classes, participate in after school activities, talent shows, assemblies, summits, art shows and sporting events is amazing to observe from grade 9 to graduation. I have had the privilege of teaching here for over ten years.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 25, 2014

A topflight school that specializes in accelerating the education of Buffalo's scholars. Students are engaged in a rigorous inquiry based learning community. Every classroom has quality student work on display. Community organizations work closely with the staff to ensure a safe and civil learning environment. Dedicated parents and teachers strive to make Bennett High School the best school in Western New York. Bennett alumni include Senators, doctors, lawyers, NBA players, educators and great citizens, I am proud to be a parent of a Bennett Grad!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2013

I went there when Mrs. Whitman was principal. She had plenty of rules but if it wasn't for those rules, many of us would not have graduated.


Posted January 30, 2008

There needs to be more discipline!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2007

I graduate from Bennett. I had several teachers that stayed on my case regarding my work. I remeber my senior year my spanish teacher, Mrs. Brummer was willing to give up her lunch break to teach me spanish 4. I had did so while and the other 3 classes that she wanted me to receive the scholarship. This was only one of the many teachers that I had that showed so much interest in my life at Bennett. Thank you Mrs. Brummer


Posted November 17, 2007

this school is a safe place and environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2007

I am a graduate of the school and I do remember on more than one occasion that I had to beg a teacher to give me more work. A student should never have to do that. If I wasn't passionate about my education I would not have obtain my Degree. I thank God that I'm of the fortunate.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 20, 2007

As a preparation for a thoughtful, independent and productive life, instruction at Bennett falls woefully short. Like many things that are free, you get what you pay for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2005

Beautiful old building. Pretty much middle of the road education.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

About these ratings

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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
12%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
10%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
25%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
14%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
41%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
61%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

11 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. 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.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students0%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant0%

Chemistry

All Students20%
Female14%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Non-migrant20%

Earth Science

All Students30%
Female20%
Male44%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities0%
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

English

All Students60%
Female56%
Male62%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities34%
General population64%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%

Geometry

All Students16%
Female13%
Male18%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities11%
General population16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%

Global History and Geography

All Students39%
Female31%
Male51%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities16%
General population43%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%

Integrated Algebra

All Students60%
Female66%
Male50%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities35%
General population66%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%

Living Environment

All Students38%
Female36%
Male40%
African American35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities15%
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students64%
Female55%
Male71%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities46%
General population67%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 84% 19%
Hispanic 2 8% 23%
White 2 5% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 15%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 286%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 3%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 39%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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2885 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 816-4250

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