Buffalo Academy For The Visual And Perform Arts

5/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
25
Grades
5-12
Students
749
Type
Public
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Academics
3/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A worrisome sign:

Test scores at this school fall below the state average. This means that most students at this school are not performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and explore higher-performing schools in your area to find the best opportunities for your child to succeed.


NY State Common Core Regents Exam
Algebra I
10%
State avg: 31%
English
54%
State avg: 66%
Geometry
1%
State avg: 22%
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4/10
College readiness
Learn more about how to help your child graduate ready for college. See how.

A worrisome sign:

This school is below the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


Parent tip

Ask the schools what it’s doing to improve access to advanced classes and help prepare students for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
73%
State avg: 78%
AP course participation
18%
State avg: 17%
Percentage of students passing 1 or more AP exams grades 9-12
19%
State avg: 67%
8/10
Student progress

A promising sign

Students at this school are making more academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Strong student progress (also known as student growth) means different things. In some states, the average progress is so low, that even strong progress may not prepare a majority of students for college and career. It also depends on the school's test scores.

Strong progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point but the school is doing a better job at supporting their academic growth than most other schools.

Strong progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills and the school is a doing a better job at supporting academic growth than most other schools.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and what you can do to support the school's continued success.

Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
Black
64%
White
20%
Hispanic
14%
Two or more races
1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
12 :1
State avg: 13 :1
Students per counselor
266 :1
State avg: 385 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
4%
State avg: 8%
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25 Reviews
4 out of 5 stars
5 12
4 0
3 2
2 0
1 5
Neighborhood
450 Masten Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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