One of Buffalo’s Highest-Performing Public Schools Faces Closure. Here’s Why.
One of Buffalo’s highest-performing public schools faces closure following a vote by the New York State Board of Regents last week. WBFO’s education reporter Kyle Mackie reports on how Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School got caught in pandemic politics and the great debate about charter schools.
During the 2018-2019 school year, Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School, or BuffSci, ranked fourth in math proficiency and sixth in science among all district and charter schools in Buffalo, according to state test results. The school came in just behind the Elmwood Village Charter Schools in English Language Arts and slightly ahead of them in math. And BuffSci’s overall graduation rate was 94%, lower than only Leonardo Da Vinci High School (99%) and the district’s two tested high schools: City Honors and Olmsted #156 (both 96%).