Students enrolled 1665
Hours 8:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
School leader EXECUTIVE MR. EFRAIN MARTINEZ
Transportation options Yes
District Charter School For Applied Technologies
After school Yes

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2303 Kenmore Ave
Buffalo, NY 14207

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4 stars
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May 09, 2014
Wonderful school, longer days and year, daily physical activities, uniforms required, after school program, computers in each class room, not only follows academics but the human portion too, every day students are reminded of going to school and introduces them to different carers and/or jobs

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
This is a very good school, organized, excellent teachers, their programs are very challenging, i love the environment were my kids school is right now and also they have good leadership.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2011
I love this school my daughter has been attending this school since she was in 4th grade and she now attends the high school for applied tech. My only problem with the school is that because it is so culturally diverse the school should be celebrating this by teaching the children about different cultures and there contributions to our country.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2011
I feel that CSAT is a great school. The uniforms, the longer school year and school day is a plus. I also appreciate that this school has a diverse student population which I don't see at a lot of schools in the Buffalo area. My children are in grade 1 and 5 and are excelling academically. I have access to the principaI, teachers and other staff at any time by email or telephone; and I receive a quick response. I am very satisfied with the choice I made to move my children from a public school to a charter school.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2010
This is the largest and one of the most respected charter school in NYS. It consistenly outscores Buffalo Public Schools in state assessments and has had 100 percent graduation rate for the past two years. CSAT has defied expectations by taking inner-city students and proving they can be successful with the right guidance and education. No school is perfect, but should be defined by the standards they create for themselves and how they reach beyond those standards to create a safe, encouraging environment. Look at the overall picture of an educational institution, not the small insignificant aspects, and you will see that CSAT is a wonderful, positive asset to the community.

- submitted by a teacher
May 04, 2010
I think this school is very good. Although many things need to change.For an example, the gym floor, it should be hard wood like the high school.I know that there is budget cuts but still.And also I don't like the school clothes getting all sweaty, I think that the other kids, and me should be able to change.(well at least the older kids.)

- submitted by a student
April 27, 2010
I know that this school is exceptional and my son loves the school and everything it offers. I am truly delighted with all staff and teacher s proactive attitude for learning I think it should be graded a five star school.

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February 02, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 28, 2009
this school has been so wonderful to all four of my children since they opened their doors.I made the mistake of taking my eldest out of this school and sending him to St. Joes last year. Though the school was a great academic school it can not touch csat constant smile and love for their students. You feel very welcome at all times.The school is there to educate them in a bright warm environment! They make great citizens for our community and help get them ready for the life ahead of them.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2009
I am proud parent of two children at CSAT, one in the 7th grade and the other in her sophmore year. Both love what it has to them offer them and how great their teachers are when in need of extra help with school work. Theirfore both continue to maintain and progressively succeed in their most difficult courses. I am a proud parent and will recomend the school to anyone, so far 4 of my nephew's and neice's are currently attending the school and another starting in the fall. I beleive my husband and I made a great choice 7 years ago. Thanks

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 10, 2009
I have two children that attend CSAT - one in elementary school and one in the high school. I am so pleased with my children progress and the teacher's participation is great!

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2009
I find the last comment to be not true. if you are so unhappy with the school remove your child. No one is making your child stay. I find CSAT is a fantastic school, yes they care about dress code, rules & regulations, most of the kids needs some structure in their lives. I am so please with this school, it is the best decision we made for our child!

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2009
my son goes to this school and every day he comes home and tells me that teachers tell him to get out of the school if he doesnt care. it seems like all they care about is dreecode. i dont like this school at all

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2009
This school has been great with my children, providing structure.

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December 04, 2008
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October 11, 2008
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August 10, 2008
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no rating July 03, 2008
I am a student at CHSAT and i love every second that I attended there! I really enjoy all the teachers support that was offered to me at CHSAT. At first I didnt like the the new program of {Eligibility,and Eneligibily} list but...it helped me to raise my grade and also attain a greater prospect of the term 'responsibility'. Unfotunately my parents are moving to a differnt state and I will not be attending this school next year. But I will truly miss CHSAT for it's fun experiences and association! Thanks to all those who helped me get through the first two years of my high school experience.

- submitted by a student
June 06, 2008
I have been a student at this charter school sense my 6th grade year. I am now a senior, part of the schools first graduating class. I truly enjoyed being a student at CHSAT and don't really have any complaints about the school. I love the atmosphere the school provides as well as the enthusiasm of the teachers. Attending CSAT has truly helped me grow as a student and as person. It has given me many opportunities I don't believe I would have had other wise. To see what I mean and all the school stands for/ has to offer, vist it's website at csat-k12.org

- submitted by a student
May 21, 2008
I really like like this school,and the teachers.One of the best teachers is Mrs.Clifford.I personally love it!

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April 18, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
February 28, 2008
My daughter has attendend for 3 years. Since kindergarden, she loves the school and shows improvement everyday. The teachers actually care and inform parents on everything! that is going on with your child. I am constantly recommending this school to everyone.

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January 29, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
January 16, 2008
My three fantastic kids have been in this charter school since it opened, back in the year 2001. They are all in high school now, and are all turning out to be interested students and interesting young adults. I love the dress code, and they don't seem to mind it. They get up early- at 6am to get the 7am bus to get there, and I never hear them complain. I know I made the right choice.

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January 10, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
January 03, 2008
I have seen my son go from miserable 6th grader not wanting to go to school to a maturing 7th grader that enjoys getting up every morning to attend classes at CMSAT. He attended a private school since Kindergarten and has paid attention because he is not lagging behind at all at CMSAT. In fact he was tutoring another student in Math at the beginning of his new year here. His report card grades are great but most of all the comments are spectacular. He is well behaved and yet contributes to his teachers classes. These teachers are doing a wonderful job and deserve great comments also! Thank you for giving my child a chance to enjoy his Middle School years and beyond!

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December 25, 2007
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December 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2007
My son started Kindergarten this year and we are very happy with the high level of discipline. The color system works great. He is reading and has made many friends. The afterschool program by the Boys & Girls Club is wonderful, also! Thanks, CSAT!

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December 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 29, 2007
I have 1 child at Charter Middle School for Applied Technology & i child at Charter High School for Applied Technology and as a parent, I love this school. My kids have came along way in every area of school. Thanks for being a outstanding school.

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September 27, 2007
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September 03, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2007
Excellent school. Excellent elementary teachers. This school pushes a ton of material to the students in an organized, timely manner. I'm amazed

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 12, 2007
As a parent of 2 childen that go to charter high & middle school..I have made the best choice for my children...

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2007
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- submitted by a staff
April 16, 2007
I have three children at CSAT/CMSAT and I am happy with the education and discipline given. The system works. My only concern is with the interaction between students (cliches, etc) but that would be my concern no matter the school, I think. The children are prepared for working in the real world (not just book learning)and technology is used in the classroom and encouraged at home from Kindergarten onward. The school has been growing and I have seen improvement in all areas over the years. Next year my oldest will be attending CHSAT and I look forward to seeing how that develops.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2007
My two children have been attending this school for two years: I have a first grader and a seventh grader. The interactions they have had with their teachers have been very consequential and has provided them with and emotional and educational grounding that I have been looking for. They have learned to be good students; they have learned about being ethical people and responsible people. These things are important to me, as well as the academics they must master. My experience with the teachers has been positive. They go out of their way to keep me informed of my children's progress and they seem to genuinely care about the well being of all the children in their class. I never worry about my children's safety when they are at school. They have many procedures in place to verify people's identity, they have cameras and people can't just walk into the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2007
i love the chater school very helpful they have k-12 and has alot of teachers to help students with special needs. ands they have a pasasion for kids they have a dog that comes in to the class rooms and they have a thing called csatv where the kids can brodcast the shows and they have lots of spaorts for all ages even kindergation.They go on field trips and have enogh tex books for eveyone and they are all new . the teachers are always walking around and helping the students with the work they have a wonderful lilbary and overall it is the best school

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February 05, 2007
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February 02, 2007
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January 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2006
My child has been at the Charter school since it opened and is now in 10th grade. I think the school provides activities that are of interest to all students. Band is not the only activity the high school is concerned about. There are the sports teams, drama, and many others. I have always had great results with teachers and the administration. The principal of the high school is fantastic and most of the kids and parents really respect her. The parent involvement in many areas is what is lacking. There are very few parents who attend sporting events, the high school musical(which was fantastic), performances by band and chorus and any other activity. The school has done many great things and my child loves it and so do we.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2006
My child has been at the Charter School for Applied Tech for 6 years, and every year situations seem to get worse.The teachers are very involved, but administration is terrible.The high school is too focused on band, and goes out of their way to provide for that section. When the school was first opened, the students were promised laptops and the school was to be based on technology, yet the students don't even use computers to do their homework.Although my child says the lunches have gotten better, that is not my concern.I am seriously considering removing my child from this school. I am very disappointed in my choice of a school for my child

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2006
My son has been at CSAT since kindergarten. He is now entering the 4th grade. The school has wonderful programs, and I love that the entire school uses the same discipline program. As a teacher myself I can appreciate the world languages program in which all students K-11 have every other day. My daughter started last year and is now entering first grade. The after-school programs are wonderful also. Soccer, cheerleading, band and much more. CSAT is tops in my book! My children will be there for years to come!

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January 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
My son grade 3, has been with CSAT for 4 months. I see positive changes already. The school strives for rearing young adults and it shows. Academics are very structured. Main drive is reading. The staff is always available including voice mail to every teacher. THe extra curricular activities available are; 2 teachers for music, art, and gym, and Spanish twice a week. They have band, cheerleading, sports, and a live TV broadcast every morning by the children. The school is clean and bright, a very friendly atmosphere. The teachers are young and extremely pro active. Presently it is K-10 and will be going to grade 12 soon - excellent benefit. Especially with the choices of high schools in Buffalo. School has dress code - white top navy bottom. Nurse on duty everyday fulltime. Classroom size is about 25 students. Teacher aides are present and they rotate throughout. Great school !

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2005
The Charter School for Applied Technologies has an incredible music program. All students, beginning in kindergarten, take music. Once they reach the fourth grade, they are able to join the school's concert band. The teachers in the music program are talented, supportive, inspirational, and very enthusiastic professionals. There is great parental involvement in the band program. Parents are encouraged to join the band booster to help at concerts, chaperone band trips, and assist with fund raisers. The band program show cases student achievement at Kleinhan's Music Hall for their winter and spring concerts.

- submitted by a teacher
April 02, 2005
CSAT offers a unique character development curriculum that students thoroughly enjoy. 'Open Circle' allows students and teachers get into a circle and discuss social topics...everything from breathing techniques to calm down to dealing with bullies. It is a fantastic program that teaches skills that are essential for society.

- submitted by a teacher
November 09, 2004
The cafeteria food is not good. Charter schools need more field trips that don't need to be educational.

- submitted by a student
February 23, 2004
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AT CSAT, "every day is career day." Career preparation activities are organized for all students, beginning in kindergarten. For younger students, community and business leaders give presentations about their career paths on a regular basis. For older students, programming includes career-based classes, job shadowing and internships.

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Charter School for Applied Technologies
2303 Kenmore Ave, Buffalo, NY  14207
(716) 876-7505
Last modified Charter School for Applied Technologies is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Charter School for Applied Technologies Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top