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Grabiarz-Campus School #79

Public | 5-8 | 595 students

 

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Posted December 6, 2013

My son is new to the school and has complained of serious student behavioral issues which take up approximately half of the class time; the teacher(s) often have no control - instruction begins 10 to 15 minutes after class begins. The City of Buffalo has many issues within it's administration and needs to clean house at the highest level and bring in professional administrators to improve the school system and proper staffing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2008

My son was a student at this school for two years. The level of education he recieved was disgraceful. The school is failing at providing students with an adeqaute overall education. How can we as parents expect our chidren to succeed when the schools we are forced to send our children are failing. The school itself is beautiful, however the pool is rarely open. There is alot of violence in the school as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2008

I was a student teacher for the English 8th Grade students in the fall of 2005. I agree with Mrs. Saj that the violence was a problem with the students at the school. However, over the course of my observations and working with both students, teachers, and administration, I developed a respect for the school and have fond memories of being involved there. I went to SJCI for high school and saw as much trouble from my fellow classmates as I did with the students I was teaching to. Plus, I lived in the downtown area for a better part of my childhood, so the neighborhood didn't scare me as much as it would have a life-long suburbanite. If you would like for a child to get as good an education they would get from any other public school, then I would recommend Grabiarz.


Posted November 26, 2007

I had to pull my child out of this school this year. The school building is nice, but there are a lot of staffing problems here. Half of the teachers are substitiutes, and the school has a lot of turnover in the teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

This school is awful for anyone who has special needs. Principal needs administrative skills.


Posted July 23, 2004

This middle school is going into it's fifth year of operation. The school is designed with the future in mind. The staff seems well informed, and were very pleasant. The Principal is trying very hard to meet the demands of the state, city hall, the parents, and most importantly the children. The faculty at this school is working diligently to bring about change, to produce productive students. The collaborative approach is used often, the kids have AIS, and afer school activities, thanks to the Principal & the NWCC. If everyone can remember that in todays world it takes everyones help to educate our children, we would ultimately have the best school district in Upstate New York.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2004

This school is beautiful on the outside, but a load a trouble on the inside due to kids coming from other neighborhoods. The level of violence and distracting learning environment, coupled with overwhelmed teachers and the students' inability to bring books home forced us to sell our beloved North Buffalo home and move to the suburbs. Our local Catholic school had closed and we were faced with either paying tuition and transportation to private schools or paying higher taxes elsewhere and not having to worry about the transition to a quality high school. I am opposed to forced busing and believe that forced busing is what ruined our neighborhood schools and ruined Buffalo neighborhoods. As two professionals with college degrees and hopes of the same for our child, we would never recommend sending your child to any school in Buffalo except City Honors.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 30% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
8%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
27%
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. 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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
35%
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. 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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
43%
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. 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 34% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
21%
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. 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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 50% 19%
White 25% 48%
Hispanic 19% 23%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian 1% 9%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 11%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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  • MR. GREGORY MOTT

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Buffalo, NY 14207
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