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Hutchinson Central Technical High School

Public | 9-12 | 1052 students

 

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Posted January 19, 2006

I am a student at tech would not want to be anywhere else. I honestly like I am getting one of the best educational opportunities availabe by being at tech. As a senior next year, I will be taking 5 AP classes only provided by tech. We have excellent programs, including sports and other music related programs and one of the best principal's ever. If I was a parent, this is the only school I would want my child in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2005

A wide variety of extra-curricular activities and a great parents association! Every test passing rate and college prep quality percentage is WAY above normal levels.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2005

awesome school with wonderful teachers, amazing principal and high academic standards. many sports and after school activities too.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 27, 2004

Tech High is not only the best school in Buffalo but also in all of New York state. I attend the school and I've never felt safer or more connected to those around me. The education offered is extraordinary and the programs are one of a kind. Most of the teachers are really involved with the students and enjoy their job. Classes are fun, but not to the point where education is thrown out of the door. I'm sure that the school's biochemical engineering program is better than that of most community colleges. I'm grateful to know that I am a part of 100 years of excellence. Good luck to all incoming freshmen, and I recommend this school to anyone who cares about their future. But don't come if you don't want to work hard.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2004

I have 3 sons attending Tech. There is a tremendous amount of comfort for me. At Tech, Mr. Greco & Miss Schneider will take no baloney. Academics are very good to excellent, with few exceptions. No school is perfect. The teachers really care, they take time to speak to students and parents. My sons are blessed to be a part of this school. It is definately the best choice for my sons. They have a wonderful swimming team, 2nd to none! It would be wonderful if the budget were such that there could be more options for student activities. Ever since 9-11 no field trips, many cuts in functions. Parent teacher night should not be same night as Patron meeting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2003

This is one of the greatest schools to attend. If you want your kid to get a great education, then this is the school for you. It is also a very friendly environment. This is one of the best high schools to attend in New York State, very challenging for students. I graduated from Hutch Tech in 1986.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I was a student there, and graduated in the class of 2000. While I was there, safety was impeccable! The school was a wonderful influence on my life and I'm very glad to say I am a graduate of Hutch Tech.


Posted August 26, 2003

I graduated from the 'School of Excellence' in 1997, and I must admit that Hutch Tech is def. 1 of the top 2 schools in Buffalo. The staff is inviting and willing to help, and I thank many of my former teachers for that. I would recommend this school to any parent wanting the best for his child.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2003

My daughter is a junior at Hutch Tech. I am very pleased with the quality of education she's receiving. With the exception of private schools, I feel Hutch Tech is the best public school in Buffalo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

Hutchinson Central Technical High School is the best public high schol in the city of Buffalo. Mr. Greco the principal is doing an excellent job. I love this school and would encourage every middle school student to achieve to get here. There should be more schools like Tech. The teachers care about their students which helps in every way imaginable. The students are the best. Its just a great school.


Posted August 22, 2003

I love this school. I go there and it is truely the best. So much fun yet you learn so much from some really great teachers. The only thing I possibly could complain is the homework.


Posted August 10, 2003

Hutch Tech is an outstanding school. I am a graduate of the class of 2003, and I'm so happy to say that I attended Hutch Tech. Everything about it is top notch. Amazing principle, staff and faculty. Definately one of the best high schools in Buffalo!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 10, 2003

I graduted from Tech in 2002. I would have to say it was the best education I could have gotten outside of a private school. The teachers were excellent and the principal made it a very safe environment to learn in. The city budget is weak however and extracurricular and sports are lacking. I must say however that the education I recieved at Tech prepared me for college, and even put me ahead of most of my peers. An excellent technical school and science school. It is one of only two schools in the state to offer Organic chemistry (to juniors who are majoring in biochem technology). Also offers an extensive building program and computer program.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 10, 2003

The best school in western Ny , the teachers really care about there students. I should Know , I was one 15 years ago now my son is there and im proud of him and the school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 4, 2003

I have one child graduated from Hutch Tech and a sophmore. We are very happy with the school. It is very large, but neither of my children got 'lost' in the crowds. The low budget for the city schools is unfortunate. The jazz band has been disbanded, they were excellent. We don't have a gymnastics team or orchestra, so things are lacking, but the education is very good, most of the teachers are excellent to good. Pricipal is responsive. A good choice for students in the Buffalo Public System.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
18%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
42%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%
Global History and Geography

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

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%
Integrated Algebra

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

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
74%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
Living Environment

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

144 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%
U.S. History and Government

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

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%
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 Students15%
Female12%
Male18%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander15%
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population15%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Not migrant15%

Chemistry

All Students38%
Female36%
Male40%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islander37%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities30%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant38%

Earth Science

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
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

English

All Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
African American96%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities61%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%

Geometry

All Students75%
Female76%
Male75%
African American76%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%

Global History and Geography

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
African American80%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities53%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%

Integrated Algebra

All Students72%
Female74%
Male71%
African American68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities45%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%

Living Environment

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities56%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Physics

All Students58%
Female57%
Male57%
African American49%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%

U.S. History and Government

All Students90%
Female90%
Male92%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities42%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
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
White 2 41% 48%
Black 1 39% 19%
Hispanic 2 12% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 6% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 2% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 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 26%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

Teacher resources

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology

Arts & music

Music
  • Jazz band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. SABATINO CIMATO

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • STEM
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  • Technology
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Music
  • Jazz band
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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256 S Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14201
Phone: (716) 816-3888

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