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Buffalo High School

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Posted January 10, 2007

I feel Buffalo High School is one of the best high schools in West Virginia. My daughter goes there now and my son will be attending in the fall and I am very proud. BHS provides a great enviorment for students and the staff is amazing. The class structure of Buffalo is great as well. Students are challenged in every class to work to their full potential. They also excel in all sports. I can't say enough about Buffalo High School and how good it has been.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2006

We have two sons that attend and a third will next year. I find the school to be wonderful. It is small in size, which allows for teachers and staff to know each student personally. I think this adds so much. Given the school could be consolidated and much added to the academics. But I do not think this is a good idea. I think the personale experience each student gets there allows for growth in their own way. The parent involvement in the school is high and the sports are great. The community really steps up to support the school and all the students as a whole and individually. This school is an asset to the community and the state. Where else can a kid go to high school and not have to lock their lockers and know when they come back their stuff will be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

A small school with great kids and a good staff in a working class area. A 1950's era school building with good upkeep. Great sports for a small school it's size. It's a school I wanted my kid's to attend after traveling to school's in all 50 states with my job.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
58%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 37% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
54%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 45% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
54%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 35% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Title I69%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities76%

Reading

All Students51%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities65%

Science

All Students31%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities33%

Social Studies

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities49%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities70%

Reading

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities55%

Social Studies

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students66%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Title I66%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities80%

Reading

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities45%

Social Studies

All Students29%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 92%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3317 Buffalo Rd
Buffalo, WV 25033
Phone: (304) 937-2661

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