Enterprise Charter School

Enterprise is a charter school that serves children in kindergarten-grade eight located in downtown Buffalo, a western New York city on the eastern shores of Lake Erie.  Buffalo is close to the New York/Canada border, and as of 2014, is the second largest city in New York, after New York City. The charter school is located a short distance from Buffalo’s Niagara Square and the local baseball stadium, Coca-Cola field.

Principal: Albert Schaffer

RTI Coordinator: Gina Niemel


School Demographics (2015-2016)
Enterprise had a total enrollment of 496 students in grades 5-8 during the 2015-2016 school year.  The student body is predominately Black or African American (57%) and Hispanic or Latino (36%).  A large proportion of the population is considered economically disadvantaged (94%).  English Language Learners comprise 7% of the student body and 17% of students receive special education services.  The average class size at Enterprise is 24 students.  Other demographic information is available on the NYS Report Card


RTI Leadership Team

  • Albert Schaffer | Instructional Leader/Building Principal
  • Gina Niemel | RTI Coordinator
  • Dan Beattie | ELA Teacher 5th Grade
  • Sarah Coyle | Tier 1 Math Coach/Co-MTSS Coordinator (Math)
  • Jacob Fischer | ELA Teacher 7th and 8th Grade
  • Beth Anne Jasen | Intermediate Reading Specialist
  • Melinda Meczynski | Literacy Coach/Interventionist
  • Yolanda Peay | Instructional Leader 5-8
  • Julie Schwab| Superintendent
  • Lynn Shanahan | Assistant Superintendent

RTI/MTSS Mission/Purpose Statement
The purpose of the RTI process at Enterprise Charter School is to empower students and teachers through the use of data to demonstrate the behaviors necessary for academic success.


SMART Goals

  • The number of 5th grade students performing at the low risk category will increase by 5% to 66%.
  • The number of 6th grade students performing at the low risk category will increase by 5% to 56%.
  • The number of 7th grade students performing at the low risk category will increase by 5% to 84%.
  • The number of 8th grade students performing at the low risk category will increase by 5% to 48%.
  • Increase in teacher understanding of the MTSS process by the end of the year 1 as measured by the NYS RTI TAC survey
  • Documented MTSS assessment and instruction system for tier 1 by the end of year 1 for tiers 2 & 3 by the end of year 3
  • 100% of students will be able to set academic achievement goals in ELA each quarter by the end of year 3

RTI/MTSS Abbreviated Self-Assessment Survey Results


Annual Action Plan

Enterprise Charter School
275 Oak Street
#100
Buffalo, New York 14203

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