The top 100 Elementary Schools in the 8 counties of Western New York
#16 Charlotte Ave *
#47 Armor Elementary
#63 Union Pleasant Elementary (up 1 spot over last year's rankings. well done)
#132 Boston Valley Elementary (not in top one hundred)
Rankings of Hamburg Middle, Frontier Middle and Orchard Park Middle
On a ranking of 100 middle schools,
#22 Orchard Park Middle
#33 Frontier Middle
#44 Hamburg Middle
* Charlotte Avenue was once the jewel in the crown of Hamburg Schools. What has happened to Charlotte Ave?
Should these rankings be of concern to the parents and taxpayers of Hamburg? It seems that if a family when given a choice would naturally move into the Frontier or Orchard Park School District. This decision is as simple as deciding which side of the road to live on in some neighborhoods.
Perhaps a more detailed study should include data on how Hamburg Schools match up to our neighboring districts in class sizes, staff reductions in the last 2 years, teacher pay, and then compare that data to the pay of the superintendents.
Of the adjacent districts, Orchard Park and Frontier, Hamburg's superintendent is ranked #1 in total compensation, while the teachers of Hamburg Central Schools are ranked #74.
The ineptitude of the Hamburg Teachers' Association is clearly an issue as well.
Concerned opines, that even more so than financial compensation, teachers and staff have been beaten down in Hamburg. This dysfunctional climate starts at the top of the School Board and is executed by the Superintendent of Schools and has in effect poisoned the district and has clearly taken a toll on the children of Hamburg.