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Charter School for Applied Technologies

Charter | K-12 | 1666 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 4, 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted January 11, 2009

This school has been great with my children, providing structure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 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


Posted June 6, 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


Posted May 21, 2008

I really like like this school,and the teachers.One of the best teachers is Mrs.Clifford.I personally love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—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.
English Language Arts

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%
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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 64% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
78%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
97%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students79%
Students with disabilities63%
General population80%

English

All Students94%
Students with disabilities66%
General population98%

Geometry

All Students90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students86%
Students with disabilities66%
General population88%

Integrated Algebra

All Students85%
Students with disabilities71%
General population87%

Living Environment

All Students95%
Students with disabilities71%
General population96%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students90%
Students with disabilities67%
General population94%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 37% 48%
Black 34% 19%
Hispanic 25% 23%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 9%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Buffalo Public Schools (85%+)
Kenmore-Tonawanda (6%)
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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 4%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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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • "School in Good Standing" - Highest rating from NYS Education Dept. (2007)
  • One of 226 state "Gap-Closing School" - NYS Board of Regents (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:45 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • EXECUTIVE MR. EFRAIN MARTINEZ
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (716) 876-9758

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • We have an active home school association and parent advisory council.
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  • AT CSAT, &#34every day is career day.&#34 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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Buffalo, NY 14207
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