TRANSIT MIDDLE SCHOOL

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8730 TRANSIT RD
EAST AMHERST, NY 14051
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Phone: 716-626-8701
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Williamsville Central School District
  • Students/Teacher: 12:1
  • Students/Grade: 253.5
  • Number Students: 1014
  • Number Teachers: 90
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 8862
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 20
  • Principal: Mr Daniel Walh
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (23 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (21 Reviews)
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    Posted 2015-04-14
    "6th grade made me leave TMS. I wanted out by Sep. 2014. Code X was an insane amount of mindless busywork and brutal dissections of text plus endless exam-length tests, AND constant essays with NYS testing. My ELA, Math and Science teachers sucked. My ELA teacher picked on the five kids who went to Gifted and Talented. Once, she assigned us a busywork packet while screaming at us because the Gifted teacher didn't assign any homework. It was awful. Another day, I kept checking the clock because I had a lesson, and she saw me and said if I kept checking the clock, I wouldn't be allowed to go to Gifted. I also had her for a study hall. One day she wouldn't let ANYONE go to the bathroom, and a lot of us has to go to the bathroom during math. Our math teacher flipped out, and we explained why. She asked the ELA teacher if she hadn't let us go to the bathroom, and our ELA teacher denied it, saying I would NEVER do that. On to my math teacher. I completed my homework in a way she didn't like, so she failed me for it and wouldn't let me make it up, but she couldn't follow my friend's work and passed him! That happened at least thrice. Everything was always the class's fault, not hers."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-06
    "nice school but difficult at times. too much homework, tests and quizzes sometimes makes it hard for me to relax!!!!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-12
    "I am a current student at Transit Middle and I locve this school! The teachers are great. even the subsitute teachers are cool. I and my friends like this subsitute teacher she is so pretty and nice and helpful. She is very good looking her name is Ms. C. i cannot wait to see her again in the new school year. i hope she is a subsitute teacher in all my classes!"
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    Posted 2013-04-30
    "This school is absolutely fabulous. Speaking as a current seventh grade student, I love it there! The teachers are kind, funny, and always willing to help. The classes are always interesting, and I now love classes that I used to hate. The atmosphere is wonderful and the anti-bullying policy is strict and effective. Even the bus drivers are good; they are kind but enforce all the essential rules for safety. This school definitely deserves a 5/5."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-12-22
    "This is definitely a good school, in terms of quality and cooperation. But I worry that Transit's reputation for academics overlooks something that has been the undisputed bane of my daughters' existence- the homework. My eldest daughter, for example, qualified for all three of the 8th grade advanced courses, but took only two of those classes because she was so worried about the workload. And even then she was up at 11 most nights trying to finish her assignments. My younger daughter took the regular courses and suffered the same problem. The teachers also have a habit of assigning projects over breaks, which in my opinion completely defeats the whole purpose of a short vacation during a school year. It certainly is depressing when your kids each have 3 projects to work on during Christmas."
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