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Oracle Charter School

Charter | 9-12 | 330 students

We are best known for individual student attention.

 
 

Living in Buffalo

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $290,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $690.

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 4, 2014

Other Students should come to Oracle because it is great, I Like it and I know others will too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2014

I am a Senior attending Oracle Charter School. Oracle is very high in motivation. They're supportive and helpful educational and personal wise. Not only are they educators but some of the staff members can be looked up to as a role model. I like the variety of activities we have and the amount of help that's offered after school. One thing about Oracle that could be changed is the disciplinary action.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2013

I am currently a student here at Oracle. i really think that this is a great school. the teachers here are nice, there's a no bullying rule at this school, and it has really awesome learning environments. also in this school there are after-school school clubs like GSA, Books on the big screen, Service club, yearbook and many more. You can also play a sport at this school like Basketball boy varsity, boy junior varsity, girls varsity, cheer leading, track and bowling. If you are a parent and don't know where to send your child I highly recommend Oracle charter school. And if you are student and you don't know where to go come here at Oracle charter school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2012

I have a daughter that is currently a Senior at Oracle Charter School. She has come from suburb school and I must say, for the past 3 school years with Oracle has been a great experience. The teachers thee are supportive and listeners with feedback. The school has amazing look and the classes are small but the students are receiving what they need from the teacher. I look forward for my daughter last school year with Oracle to end and to start the bringing of her life. Thanks Oracle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2012

My daughter graduated from Oracle. The teachers there were very caring and full energy. the small class sizes were conducive to individual attention. the building itself is amazing and easy to get to by bus. Some of the programs offered are innovative. Discipline was irregular, but with new administration, I hope this has improved since then.
—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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
31%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
23%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
18%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

25 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
75%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students9%
Female10%
Male9%
African American11%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population9%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant9%

Chemistry

All Students12%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African American8%
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 population12%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English12%
Not migrant12%

Earth Science

All Students33%
Female27%
Male41%
African American32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities21%
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant33%

English

All Students53%
Female57%
Male48%
African American52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities20%
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%

Geometry

All Students44%
Female45%
Male42%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%

Global History and Geography

All Students42%
Female37%
Male49%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities8%
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant42%

Integrated Algebra

All Students59%
Female57%
Male61%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities65%
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%

Living Environment

All Students58%
Female56%
Male60%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities31%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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 populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students59%
Female59%
Male58%
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities25%
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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
Black 2 78% 19%
White 2 10% 48%
Hispanic 2 9% 23%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 157%N/A49%
Male 143%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 177%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 18%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 3%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JOHN ASHWOOD
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (716) 362-3187

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball
  • drill team

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
School leaders can update this information here.

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888 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209
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Phone: (716) 362-3188

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