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K-8
Public charter
Buffalo, NY
Students enrolled: 659
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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325 Manhattan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214

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(716) 835-9862
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Map of Buffalo United Charter School address.

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November 01, 2013
Bucs is a great place! I can't say anything negative about the teachers. They're welcoming and really care for my child. I sent my son here because of all the great things I heard about it. This school will give you an update on how your child is doing based on data. Most schools I've been at don't break the curriculum down like Bucs! Great job, we love you!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
My school is great at challenging my children to be successful. The teachers are supportive and the administration is always available and participating in the climate and culture of the school. I love it here!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
Buffalo United Charter School (BUCS) is a great place for kids. The staff focuses on individualizing instruction to meet the needs of each child. The atmosphere is positive and the children are hard working. It is great to see the children develop independence as they spend time learning about their own needs. Kids that attend BUCS know their own goals and strive to meet them every day. The parents at BUCS are always visible and showing that they care about the education of their children. The parents are not just participants, but partners in education at BUCS. I am proud to be a part of a great community.

- submitted by a teacher
October 29, 2013
Buffalo United Charter school delivers qualityy education with teachers that are SUPER caring. We have parent/teacher conferences 2 times a year to show the progress of my child.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
Buffalo United Charter School (BUCS) is a great school for kids. I like that they are one on one with the children and love the progess in my kids since they been going here,wouldn't choose no other school for them.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
My children have attended Buffalo United Charter School for three years. We made the switch from a different charter school and couldn't be happier. The deans and the principal are reliable and communicate in every situation. The teachers uphold students to a high standard with behavior.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
I'm a very involved parent in the school. I have had great experiences with the teachers in the building. My child brings home an agenda each night with important information such as important events, homework and behavior for the day. The line of communication is open among the teacher and I. Each day as I walk through the door of Buffalo United, I am greeted with familiar and friendly faces. I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
Where to begin? This school offers an education that is not comparable to any other school within distance. Each day I drop my children off to school with full trust in the staff. We are greeted with teacher and other staff members opening up the car door. Not only do they ask, "How are you?" but also tell me to have a good day as I drive off. Because I am a working parent, I am notified by phone with important information. My child is enrolled in the drop in program where I pay a small fee to and pick my child up around 4:30pm. The education my child receives is wonderful. Thanks for the support BUCS!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
My school is improving every year. My son has attended this school since kindergarten and is now in the 7th grade. He left for the 5th grade and that was a big mistake. Here he is challenged and I know what he is learning. The faculty are inviting and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2013
The school isn't horrible. Is anyone listening? You need parent involvement in and outside of the classroom. The teachers are not magicians. The purpose is to compliment what you teach at home, what you have placed in your child when they entered the womb. Parents lets ask ourselves if we were our child's first teacher and the answer should be yes. Yes we need more diversity! Perhaps a few of the educators need a change in career or of the heart. We need a change on the administrative team and new board members. I have been blessed to have well qualified educators at BUCS and therefore I support the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2011
Very poor educating ability and no information from educators on available community resourses for children.

- submitted by a community member
June 04, 2010
My son attended BUCS 3rd grade this school year and will not be coming back in the fall. The school and the teaching staff are subpar. The kids spend more time being yelled at by teachers than actually being taught. It's more like a fulltime daycare for kids than an educational environment. I would advise any parent who is considering BUCS to look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2010
I would give BUCS 1 star. The staff and education that the students receive is poor and far below average compared to the other WNY schools. My daughter has attended the 4th grade here and will be attending a private school next year. I agree with the previous reviewer that BUCS seems more useful as a daycare than an actual school system. I would not recommend this school to any parent.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2009
I would not recommend BUCS to any parents that is serious about their child's education. This school has a problem with discipline which prohibits other children from having a proper learning enviornment. I will not send my child back to this school next year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 06, 2009
My children just started this year. So far, I am pleased. As an involved parent, I appreciate the fact that parents are welcome anytime, the office staff is very friendly, the principal is very welcoming, and the children seem to have a dignified approach in their conduct and uniform appearance. Unfortunately, there is no transportation, you must drop your children off and pick them up and they also provided a bus pass.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2009
My youngest son is currently in 4th grade, and he is starting his 3rd year at BUCS. My older son attended there for 7th and 8th grade, and was accepted into Hutch Tech for high school. I love BUCS because of the high academic standards and caring staff, and because it is a safe and happy place. The students are taught on their level, so no matter where they're coming from, they will be given the opportunity to excel. NHA places a high value on morality as well, which supports my efforts to teach my kids to be good people. Ms. Messmer is a terrific principal. She knows how to be strict, but is kind and fair. Parents, teachers, and kids all like her.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2009
When Buffalo United Charter School opened in 2003, our older daughter began 1st grade. She is finishing 6th grade now. Our younger daughter started in 2006 & completing 2nd grade next month. Why did we choose BUCS? We believed in NHA's positive attitude, high academic expectations & plan for 'challenging each child to achieve'. With a few twists in the road, school leadership has turned around positively with Ms. Mesmer, the new principal. Her dedication & diligence have been inspiring. The teachers my girls have had have been phenomenal!! I couldn't ask for more caring, involved professionals to educate & interact with my girls nearly 7 hours a day. The Librarian and Resource Rooms' Consultant Teachers are extremely valuable & treasured staff members. The office staff, even while extremely busy, are ALWAYS polite, willing to help and as efficient as possible. Realizing individual academic potential is their goal.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2009
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January 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
I love Buffalo United Charter School. Any dedicated parent who is truely active in their child's education, we love this school to. I have a good relationship with all of my daughters teachers, even the guidancew counselor the after school program coordinator. I

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 04, 2008
This school is awful. The teacher turnover rate is extremely high. The students dont want to be there and learning is the farthest thing from their mind. There is no respect from parents or students. Less than 20% of the teachers have been here for more than 2 years.

- submitted by a teacher
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Buffalo United Charter School
325 Manhattan Avenue, Buffalo, NY  14214
(716) 835-9862
Last modified Buffalo United Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Buffalo United Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top