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East Amherst, NY

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8730 Transit Road
East Amherst, NY 14051

(716) 626-8700
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January 06, 2014
nice school but difficult at times. too much homework, tests and quizzes sometimes makes it hard for me to relax!!!!

- submitted by a community member
September 12, 2013
I am a current student at Transit Middle and I locve this school! The teachers are great. even the subsitute teachers are cool. I and my friends like this subsitute teacher she is so pretty and nice and helpful. She is very good looking her name is Ms. C. i cannot wait to see her again in the new school year. i hope she is a subsitute teacher in all my classes!

- submitted by a community member
April 30, 2013
This school is absolutely fabulous. Speaking as a current seventh grade student, I love it there! The teachers are kind, funny, and always willing to help. The classes are always interesting, and I now love classes that I used to hate. The atmosphere is wonderful and the anti-bullying policy is strict and effective. Even the bus drivers are good; they are kind but enforce all the essential rules for safety. This school definitely deserves a 5/5.

- submitted by a community member
December 22, 2012
This is definitely a good school, in terms of quality and cooperation. But I worry that Transit's reputation for academics overlooks something that has been the undisputed bane of my daughters' existence- the homework. My eldest daughter, for example, qualified for all three of the 8th grade advanced courses, but took only two of those classes because she was so worried about the workload. And even then she was up at 11 most nights trying to finish her assignments. My younger daughter took the regular courses and suffered the same problem. The teachers also have a habit of assigning projects over breaks, which in my opinion completely defeats the whole purpose of a short vacation during a school year. It certainly is depressing when your kids each have 3 projects to work on during Christmas.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2011
This is really good! The teachers are great, and the principles and guidance counselor really help you make many friends! This is also number one in academics, and it even has its own store! You should really go to this school, because it's a smart school, a cooperative school, and a school with awesome clubs and activities!

- submitted by a community member
May 20, 2011
I have really enjoyed my time I have spent at Transit. If there was anything that went bad, it wasn't because of the school in its entirety- it was because of the acts of the few. Also, many students do care about doing well in school, but there are many who don't try at all and that shouldn't be the school's fault. It's all about your attitude and not who to blame. Anyway, if you get yourself involved positively, you're bound to have a great experience at this school. My refuge was art class- I was there nearly everyday before school working on a project. Find what works for you and go off from there.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 06, 2008
I have just moved from that area and I have been in this school for 2 years and I love [D] IT!!! I moved to another town and it didn't even compare to Williamsville schools or Transit Middle. Here in this school district I am so far ahead of all of these kids and I am very thankful that I got to be at Transit while I could! But there are some cons to Transit, the only thing is you never want to go home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating September 30, 2008
lazy teachers, useless administration and an aura of medocrity

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2008
Transit, for me, has been a little clique-ish and has had a few disadvantages, but overall I really enjoy it here. Most of the teachers I have had have been amazingly helpful and have cared about how well I am doing, only a few have judged me because of my one older sibling (although, he was quite a trouble maker). Honestly, I believe that this school is better than the surrounding schools.

- submitted by a student
August 23, 2008
This school is probably the biggest nightmare i have ever had to deal with. My kids would come home crying because the administration is so corrupt and the ladies in the office are no where near pleasant to deal with. Granted, the academics are strong, but the atmosphere is horrible. There is a reason the kids nicknamed the school alka-transit

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2008
This is an awesome school!! I love it!!

- submitted by a student
April 13, 2008
My son has been in Transit for 4 years. He has been on high honors each semester and looks forward to going to school because of the great caring teachers, good friendships he has made , wonderful events for kids that want to not only have fun but learn to give back to the community It has the best education and sports programs around. The ranking is certainly outstanding and should speak for itself but the care and concern is tops a . For parents that get involved, meet other parents and are on top of what they are doing, this school is outstanding. For those who like to blame everyone else except their child for their own choices and accountability, this may be the wrong school . Transit teaches not only acedemics but good charactor and responsibility for ones own actions. -margaret

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2008
Transit Middle School is really well. We are the number 1 middle school. Teachers care about the students. Nobody fails a grade and if they do it's because they don't care. There isn't even violence in the school.

- submitted by a student
July 17, 2007
Worst school in Williamsville. Everyone may say this is the 'best' school - don't believe them. Academics weak, in addition to a very bad environment - a lot of things you wouldn't want your child exposed to going on at this school. I pulled my child out after seeing first hand what was going on.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
August 27, 2006
I moved into the district in 3rd grade, and spent a great time of my life at Transit.Accademically, they are great.For example, teachers are always there to help you understand something, the material is learned in a fun and easy way, and it has a good mood in the classroom. But other than that, i absolutely hated transit middle school.Transit is a very... militaristic school.The rules at transit are extrodonairly strict and odd, for example the dress code states that girls are not allowed to wear spagetti strap tops, but boys are allowed to, and they are also allowed to wear skirts,mini-skirts, or whatever else strikes their fancy.

- submitted by a former student
May 08, 2006
Not impressed with this school at all. Did not feel the education was good.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2005
I went to this school it is a wonderful school Mr.Bova and Mr. Kirisits, to 8th grade teacher, are great. They really care about the kids.All of the teacher are like that. They try to make learning fun. If you are in the WNY area I would highly recommend this school. Since moving out of the area I have missed the teachers and school greatly.

- submitted by a former student
December 22, 2004
This is a great school. Mr bova is a Great Teacher. We Need More Teachers like him throughout the school district !! Mr Kerson is cool too.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2004
My answer is short, but sweat. Transit is a great school with great teachers. The best way to improve Transit is to get a new principle.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2004
This school is the highest rated school in WNY with it's test scores on the ELA's. The middle schools offer excellent programs to get students into advanced or high school courses. This is a great disrict for cultural exposure and for advanced course placement.

- submitted by a student
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Transit Middle School
8730 Transit Road, East Amherst, NY  14051
(716) 626-8700
Last modified Transit Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Transit Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top