The Best School Districts in Western New York

Posted on: May 28th, 2014 by Ashlee Amoia

wny school districtThe Buffalo metropolitan area has long been known for quality schools that turn out graduates who accomplish great things in life locally, nationally, and internationally.
Young, growing families who are looking to move to the Buffalo area often want to know where they should settle in order to get their kids into “the best school system.” The key suburbs known for such schools include “Williamsville,” “Clarence,” “Lancaster,” and “Orchard Park.” They are Buffalo’s wealthy, safe suburbs, where schools have many amenities.

Williamsville, in particular, has three highly-respected public high schools. Consider Williamsville North High School—it was built in 1969, and has about 1,300 students each year. Many advanced placement courses are offered, students have to take a foreign language, and there are plenty of music ensembles and a fine auditorium for concerts, plays and musicals. The school has a nice indoor pool for swimming lessons, a huge gym, art classes, and even a planetarium. People often move to Williamsville just so their kids can attend its well-to-do schools.

The City of Buffalo also has several strong schools, including City Honors, Frederick Olmsted #64 at #78, Ben Franklin Middle School, Charles A. Lindbergh Elementary School, and Herbert Hoover Middle School. If you were looking for a place specifically in the City of Buffalo to move to, the area around “Delaware Park” is high quality, and “The Elmwood Village” is a hip, cool area for creative, artistic types.

But back to the suburbs… besides the aforementioned ones that stand-out from the crowd, there are good districts in suburbs like “West Seneca,” “Cheektowaga,” “Tonawanda,” and “Amherst.” These areas are affordable, family-oriented, and have all the things around you’d expect of good neighborhoods, from churches to stores and more.

Written by Ashlee Amoia

Ashlee Amoia

Ashlee Amoia is the Project Manager and Resident Snack Supplier at Sinatra & Company Realty.

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