It depends on what you are looking for. This is NOT the school for you if you are interested in Math, Technology and Science (STEM) or Business, Medical careers. This would be an excellent school for a student who has strengths in English or History. The school forces all 10th grade students to take AP English Comp and AP World History. The 11th and 12 grade curriculum offerings are very limited and pre-determined.Before you make your decision to send your child here, take a look at the City Honors High School curriculum and compare it to what other honor schools across the country offer. Your child will be competing with them when applying to college. Additionally, many colleges don't recognize the IB courses for college credit. Teachers and administration do not make decisions in the best interest of the students or the families. Parents feel very unwelcomed at the school outside of a school sponsored event. Teachers are rude to the students and use antiquated teacher-focused methodologies and classroom policies. Finally, consider that the CHS grades are unusually and intentionally skewed to make the school seem "more rigorous". It's near impossible to earn an A average. For example, a B starts at 86 and an A starts at 95. My friend is a teacher at CHS and they were told to "limit the number of A's" in their classes. Seriously, if a student does A work, they deserve an appropriate grade. Try to explain lower GPAs when applying to college.
I have been going to Olmsted since 5th grade I am now entering 7th grade and I think Olmsted is a GeatSchool. They have many challenging Academics. They also have many Great after and during school activities. Olmsted students are very smart and I also strongly believe Olmsted is a family. Many people underestimate this school because of City Honors but I think its just as good. All of the teachers are very nice and take time out of their own schedules to help student who are having troubles. We also have a very strong Principal and asst. Principal. They demonstrate very healthy orderly fashioned and academically healthy examples. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND OLMSTED MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL "FAMILY" AS A GREAT AND ACADEMICALLY CHALLENGING SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD. In order to be accepted into our Olmsted Family .. your child must pass a challenging enterance exam. Olmsted is and always will be my favorite school. I love Olmsted dearly. We stay together.. grow together and more importantly learn together. Once an Olmsted students will always be an Olmsted Owl For Life (unless they become a "Trader" and go to @CityHonors). I HIGHLY SUGGEST OLMSTED MIDDLE && HIGH SCHOOL. Rating out of 1-10 is 100)
Erie schools - Buffalo City School District is a unified school district that is located at 712 City Hall, Buffalo NY 14202. The school district serves 33992 students in grades PK-12.There are 57 schools associated with this district.