News - Williamsville Tops Business First School Rankings

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The Williamsville Central School District is number one for the four straight year in Business First's annual rankings of Western New York's public school systems.

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Brian

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#22
May 31, 2007
 
This is an interesting article and discussion point each year. However, people need to realize that each school district is only as good as the effort being put forth by the student and the student's family. Family involvement in crucial to the education of our children and a student can thrive in any district so long as there is a willingness to actively participate in your childs education.
michelle

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#23
May 31, 2007
 
I have a few choice words for buffalo public schools. 1. If we had a leader that cared about the children and instead of himself we would have a better school system. 2. If the superintendent would stop changing there learning patterns, as in assessment testing and stuff and trying to make buffalo students look dumb. 3.Most teachers are doing there best but there are a few that dont ike to there job and it makes it look bad for other teachers. bottom line is it all lies in the hands of the superintendents lap and he makes or breaks these kids. When a superintendent orders all new handheld gagets to make life suppositly easier for the teachers and changes the way the teachers have to teach the children example the new math program and oh dont forget the dibbles test they hit parents with at the End of The School Year. they need to focus on the childrens needs and assist them on there down falls.....I could go on about buffalo public schools but theres not enough hours in a day to nit pick at all there flaws because we all know theres alot of them..
SDR

Buffalo, NY

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#24
Jun 1, 2007
 
I can notice who are the teachers in this group. Stop complaining... Teachers are over paid with to much time off.
Chris

Bliss, NY

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#25
Jun 1, 2007
 
Does anyone know why they evaluated only 97 school districts? Does this mean others like Lake Shore, did not want to be included in this ratings study?
Dana

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#26
Jun 3, 2007
 
sara gearhsrt wrote:
buffalo teachers need to teach better.
It's not the teachers that have a problem! I do not live in buffalo or teach in buffalo however I am obtaining my degree in teaching and know several Buffalo school teachers very well. The main problem is the lack of resources availible, large class sizes, limited teacher aides (which by law they have to have according to class sizes but lack the funding to do so) and most of all Lack of parental support! So before you jump to blame the teachers DO YOUR RESEARCH!Oh by the way research proves areas of high poverty have lower test scores. So if you don't like get an education and do something about it!
FEW

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#27
Jun 3, 2007
 
Some times I wonder why people pay so much attention to the ratings? Just because a school does well on tests does it turn out a better student? Or just better test takers? It is a parents responsiblity to get their child ready to learn, not the teachers. Stop placing all the blame on the teachers!
Dana

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#28
Jun 3, 2007
 
SDR wrote:
I can notice who are the teachers in this group. Stop complaining... Teachers are over paid with to much time off.
Sorry to say but teachers are extremly underpaid for what they deal with especialy in the buffalo and niagara falls school district. They have a masters degree which earns them the least amount of money for one who posesses a masters degree. They are not only teachers but social workers, psychologists, and parents not to mention crowd control. Our teachers work hard. Our teachers spend more time with children than most parents do. Standards are always changing forcing teachers to change their curriculum every year (that means working over the summer, just because they are not in school all year round does not mean they are not working!)every teacher I know( which is in the hundreds)takes work home with them every night physicly and mentaly! Not to mention that our children's future rely on their education; can you really put a price on that? If you think they are so over paid walk a day in their shoes. If you think you can do their job better GO FOR IT! You obviously do not have ANY experience in teaching, because if you did you would have not made such an UNINTELLIGENT COMMENT!
Dana

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#29
Jun 3, 2007
 
FEW wrote:
Some times I wonder why people pay so much attention to the ratings? Just because a school does well on tests does it turn out a better student? Or just better test takers? It is a parents responsiblity to get their child ready to learn, not the teachers. Stop placing all the blame on the teachers!
Thank you!There is much more that needs to be looked into that just theese ratings. Other factors such as poverty, parental support, local funding for specific programs, and so much more. Parents are all too often quick to put the blame on the teachers when all in all it is the parents who are failures!
Staxeon

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#30
Jun 3, 2007
 
I also don't see the point in these ratings. They are based on the test scores reported to NYS, correct? For the cases of the elementary school, they don't start standardized tests until 3rd grade, so you're only "scoring" half the school really.

I know in Orchard Park they put so much pressure and focus on scoring well on the NYS exam that my son fell behind in comprehending other subjects, ie, they were teaching them how to take ONE test regardless on if they understood the concepts. It was like a Cliff Notes version of the 3rd grade. In the long run what does that "teach"?

Also this ranking doesn't weigh in other important factors like extra curricular offerings, student to teacher ratios, etc.
SDR

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Jun 4, 2007
 

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<quoted text> Sorry to say but teachers are extremly underpaid for what they deal with especialy in the buffalo and niagara falls school district. They have a masters degree which earns them the least amount of money for one who posesses a masters degree. They are not only teachers but social workers, psychologists, and parents not to mention crowd control. Our teachers work hard. Our teachers spend more time with children than most parents do. Standards are always changing forcing teachers to change their curriculum every year (that means working over the summer, just because they are not in school all year round does not mean they are not working!)every teacher I know( which is in the hundreds)takes work home with them every night physicly and mentaly! Not to mention that our children's future rely on their education; can you really put a price on that? If you think they are so over paid walk a day in their shoes. If you think you can do their job better GO FOR IT! You obviously do not have ANY experience in teaching, because if you did you would have not made such an UNINTELLIGENT COMMENT!
You mean walk a day in their flip flops on the beach all summer.
OP Mom

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#32
Jun 8, 2007
 
Susanne Pingtella wrote:
I reside in the Orchard Park school district for these reasons.#4 is very good.
Hi Susanne,

I'm always so disappointed that Ellicott isn't even listed. Doesn't that seem like quite a large discrepancy between the OP schools? I'd be more than happy if Ellicott was at #4, too. But it's not, and my son hasn't had a good year there yet. I'd love to send him to private school. I can't even tell you how many times I've looked into it. We just can't afford it.
Morgan

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#33
Jun 8, 2007
 
Dana wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry to say but teachers are extremly underpaid for what they deal with especialy in the buffalo and niagara falls school district. They have a masters degree which earns them the least amount of money for one who posesses a masters degree.
I REALLY hope you aren't a teacher with all those typos in that post. I have my Master's and don't make NEARLY as much as a teacher in WNY. It always bothers me that people assume that teachers work harder than anyone else. I'm not saying you don't deserve the money, but I just don't get how you're underpaid. Do you know how people get paid in Buffalo for other jobs? They work hard, too, and have their Masters' degrees.
Penny

Buffalo, NY

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#34
Jun 14, 2007
 
Teachers go to school for 6 years to teach. Two more years of education and they could be a dentist or doctor. Funny how people don't complain so much about their pay. Beginning teachers make in the high 30s range. This doesn't seem to be overpaid to me. I know that salary is considered a good paying position in Buffalo, but have you tried living on that much? I realize veteran teachers can make in the high 80s, but they are professionals and how can anyone begrudge them that when you consider they are teaching the future leaders of our country?
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I REALLY hope you aren't a teacher with all those typos in that post. I have my Master's and don't make NEARLY as much as a teacher in WNY. It always bothers me that people assume that teachers work harder than anyone else. I'm not saying you don't deserve the money, but I just don't get how you're underpaid. Do you know how people get paid in Buffalo for other jobs? They work hard, too, and have their Masters' degrees.
Jai Jai

Buffalo, NY

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#35
Aug 15, 2007
 
As for Buffalo schools...I don't completely blame the teachers. To a point I believe it could be the teachers, some of them just don't care BUT you can find that in any school district.
And please don't go there with the "People that can afford to live else where can care less, but the people who end up stuck in Buffalo pay the ultimate price" OK. My parents never made a ton of money, we by far were not rich...I went to school with some rich people but we were definitely if anything in the middle. But do you know why I was in a "better" school district? Because my parents worked their tails to the bone so they could give me a better life. I'm not saying that anyone who lives in the city is a slacker, there are some hardworkers who just have bad luck & can't catch a break. BUT there are A LOT who choose not the really better themselves & give their kids a better life.
And to say these kids have disabilities & what not, uh yeah, there are children with special needs all over WNY. So you're basically saying that most kids in Buffalo are slow or handicapped? That's really good!
I say the most blame goes to parents. Hard to believe since in this day & age everyone wants to blame someone else but yes, I believe it's ultimately the parents responsibility to make sure their child is getting everything they need to grow - that includes love, education, food, a good home, etc. I know my friend's Dad taught in the Bflo school district his whole life. He finally retired 'cause he just couldn't take it anymore. Kids were out of control...he actually had a MOTHER of a student threaten to get her older son, who was a known gang member, after him 'cause he disciplined her daughter. And not anything inappropriate so don't go trying to blame him on that. That's what these teachers have to deal with.
So why should teachers care so much when parents don't? But again, you do get that everywhere. What it comes down to is - if you want your child to do well & excel in school & really make something of themselves, it doesn't matter what district you're living in. It matters how you raise them & that you're there for them...making sure they - do their homework, do their projects, understand what they're learning - and to be supportive so they want to succeed in life.
Unfortunately now a days it's - give me everything for nothing, I don't want to earn anything myself, I just want it handed to me.-And I don't see it changing anytime soon.
Stop complaining - do it

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#36
Aug 17, 2007
 
Anyone who complains about the time off a teacher has in the summer and the excessive pay should have taken that into consideration when they made their own career choice. Everyone who want to teach can...it's just a matter of dedicating yourself to earning a Master's and then pursuing a position in a highly competitive market. So, if you think it's such a cake job....do it.
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#37
Aug 17, 2007
 
and yes, I know it should have been wants...I did make a typo...hence the reason I don't do data entry for a living
mld

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#38
Oct 14, 2007
 
"I can notice who are the teachers in this group. Stop complaining... Teachers are over paid with to much time off."
SDR, I see why you are so upset with teachers. Obviously they failed you. Your grammar and spelling are terrible.
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Buffalo, NY

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#39
May 16, 2008
 
SDR wrote:
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You mean walk a day in their flip flops on the beach all summer.
Most teachers have to teach summer school because of their salaries.
Teaching is not for the faint at heart...I bet that's why you're not a teacher. Don't make comments on things you clearly don't understand.
Brandy

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#40
Dec 4, 2008
 
Jim wrote:
re: Buffalo schools
Shame? it is a crime Buffalo will never have a decent school system unless they stop playing the politics game and do right by their residents
I realized that you live in South Carolina, how can you honestly say exactly what Buffalo's issue is if you have no lived there? Part of the problem has to do with the conditions people are living in and how informed they are to improve their situtations. People are supposed to help themselves...and some people do not try to improve anything.....

Buffalo teachers have taken on an incredible task, and we should be thankful and willing to realize that education is the future of our country. I'm done with these stupid rating systems, I went to Roy-Hart, graduated in the top of my class....but school could have been better if people were not so focused on money and making us act a specific way, and instead could focus on what is essential to our learning process....

Buffalo teachers have enough to deal with, and the problem is deeper than politics. Some people do not realize the importance of education until they have missed out on it, we need to end this for the sake of our people...

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