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Highgate Heights

Public | PK-8 | 543 students

 

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Posted September 16, 2013

This school, unfortunately, is a perfect example of the failing Buffalo Public School System. I have two sons at this school and have been trying to get them out of it for the past few years. The problem is that there are so many failing schools in this public school system that is it nearly impossible to do so. My husband & I are very much "hands on" with our children's academic process, but our children are caught in a "perfect storm." Mishandled by the result of a lack of their school's parent involvement and leadership. Praying for a change...real soon...for the sake of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

Moreso than any other school I've worked at in Buffalo, Highgate Heights has a wonderful sense of community. The teachers go out of their way to make visitors and newly-hired staff feel welcome. Walking through the halls, you can observe the creative classwork, as well as photography and other amazing artwork that the staff has proudly posted. The administration and faculty are dedicated to providing the best possible education to their students. They are highly qualified and continue to seek out new strategies and research-based methods to deliver engaging and effective lessons. Highgate is especially fortunate to collaborate with both Buffalo Promise Neighborhood and Johns Hopkins to address the needs of its students and their families. The students at Highgate are curious and eager to learn. Their exuberance is demonstrated in the various extracurricular activities offered to them. During my few years at Highgate, I have witnessed students participate in basketball, drama, choir, African drumming and dance, drill team, newspaper, and more! They also enjoy field trips and assemblies throughout the school year. Highgate is always striving to reach new heights!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 10, 2008

its a really good school but not alot of control with students
—Submitted by a student


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.

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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
20%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
9%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
12%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
13%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
11%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
28%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
7%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
23%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students7%
Female11%
Male4%
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 population8%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English7%
Non-migrant7%

Math

All Students2%
Female0%
Male4%
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 population3%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English2%
Non-migrant2%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students6%
Female9%
Male4%
African American5%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population9%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant6%

Math

All Students4%
Female5%
Male4%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population6%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant4%

Science

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities46%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students8%
Female9%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population9%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%

Math

All Students2%
Female0%
Male4%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population2%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English2%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant2%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students3%
Female3%
Male3%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities0%
General population4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English3%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant3%

Math

All Students5%
Female6%
Male3%
African American5%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities0%
General population6%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant5%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students3%
Female0%
Male6%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English3%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant3%

Math

All Students1%
Female3%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English1%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant1%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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

English Language Arts

All Students3%
Female6%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English3%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant3%

Math

All Students3%
Female3%
Male3%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English3%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant3%

Science

All Students18%
Female18%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on 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 92% 19%
Hispanic 2 3% 23%
White 2 3% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 290%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 22%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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Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 816-4050

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