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COMMUNITY

The Williamsville School district is located in the Town of Amherst, a suburb of Buffalo, NY with a population of approximately 115,500. The forty square mile district, adjoining the State University of New York at Buffalo Amherst Campus, has a student population of about 10,000 students, K-12, including three high schools with approximately 3,300 students in grades nine through twelve. Williamsville East High School was opened in 1975 serving the community of East Amherst, a residential area comprised mainly of individuals involved in professional and managerial occupations. Each year we enroll a number of foreign nationals who are new residents of the United States.

SCHOOL

East High School is accredited by the NYS Board of Regents and Regional Accreditation Association. 135 courses are offered to approximately 1,050 students. Most students at East complete the New York State Regents level courses of study, with many pursuing accelerated and Advanced Placement courses. Extra-curricular activites and athletics round out the district's commitment to a total education. East High School offers 41 clubs and activities to our students. Our athletic teams are traditionally among the best in their division in Western New York. 20 sport programs are offered through 59 athletic teams at the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Modified competitive levels.

CLASS RANK / GRADING SYSTEM

Rank-in-class is based on core academic courses only and is computed by a weighting system for Advanced Placement, Accelerated/Honors and Regents courses. The academic level of a course is indicated on the transcript by the letters AP (Advanced Placement), A (Accelerated/Honors), or R (Regents). The Gifted Math Program (GMP) is offered to select group of mathematics students through the University at Buffalo. All grades are based on a 100 scale and grade point average is not weighted.

CLASS OF 2016

National Merit Semi-Finalists 12
National Merit Commended Students 9
Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation 172 - 69%
Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors 103 - 40%
Graduating Seniors 245
Higher Education 92%
4 Year College/Univ 75%
2 Year College 17%
Employment/Other 8%
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