Bennett High School (Buffalo, New York)

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Bennett High School
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Address
2885 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14214

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Coordinates 42°56′38″N 78°49′56″W / 42.94389°N 78.83222°W / 42.94389; -78.83222Coordinates: 42°56′38″N 78°49′56″W / 42.94389°N 78.83222°W / 42.94389; -78.83222
Information
Funding type Public
Opened 1925
Status Priority School
School district Buffalo Public Schools
School number 200
Principal Bert L. Stevenson
Assistant principals Martin E. Lyonga
Carlos J. Villarroel
Grades 10-12
Color(s) Blue and Orange          
Mascot Tigers
Yearbook Beacon
Website

Bennett High School is located in the University Heights section of Buffalo, New York. The current principal is Bert Stevenson. It is named for Lewis J. Bennett, who donated the land for the school and for All High Stadium. Portions of the movie The Natural were filmed in All High Stadium, although it was filmed as Wrigley Field. Bennett High School is now fully a Exam/Magnet school with three College Prep programs, they are the Academy of International Law (Similar to Pre-law) Business and Computers (similar to Information Systems), and Education and the Arts.[1]

History[edit]

Bennett High School was built in the 1920s. It has four stories with 270,000 square feet (25,000 m2). It is named for Lewis J. Bennett, who donated the land for the school and for All High Stadium. Portions of the 1984 movie The Natural were filmed in All High Stadium, although it was filmed as Wrigley Field.

The school was renovated in the summer of 2005 and the summer of 2006. During this time, some students were housed at Bennett while others were housed at nearby School 63 on Minnesota Avenue.

Former principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Charles E. Rhodes–1925-1933 (Vice Principal - Lafayette High School, retired[2])
  • Emmons B. Farrar–1933-1942 (Vice Principal - Bennett High School, entered military service[2])
  • Raymond W. Spear [interim]–1942-1944 (Vice Principal - Riverside High School, named Principal of Riverside High School)
  • Emmons Farrar–1944-1958 (Administrator on Leave - Bennett High School, retired)
  • Lloyd A. Miller[2]–1958-1969 (Vice Principal - Bennett High School, retired)
  • Leonard S. Sikora –1969-1975 (Assistant Principal - Bennett High School, named Principal of Seneca Vocational High School)
  • Ronald J. Meer–1975-1980 (Principal - Grover Cleveland High School, assigned to Central Office)
  • Henry J. Klee–1980-1984 (unknown, named Assistant Principal of Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts)
  • Marilyn C. Wittman–1984[2]-2004 (Acting Director of Business Education - Buffalo Public Schools,[3] retired[4])
  • Ramona Y. Thomas-Reynolds–2004[5]-2009 (Principal - West Hertel Academy,[6] named Principal of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Institute[7])
  • David Mauricio–2009-2012 (Principal - Lorraine Elementary, named Community Superintendent of Buffalo Public Schools)
  • Carlos R. Alvarez, Jr.–2012-2013 [interim) (Assistant Principal - Bennett High School, named Assistant Principal of West Hertel Academy)
  • Teena M. Jackson–2013 [interim] (Assistant Principal - Bennett High School, named Principal of S.T.A.R. Academy)
  • Terry D. Ross–2013-2014 (Consultant - New 21 Frontiers, resigned)


Notable alumni[edit]

Academics[edit]

Schedule[edit]

School 63, where selected Bennett students were housed while Bennett was renovated.
Period Number/Activity Beginning Bell End Bell
Breakfast 8:00 8:15
Homeroom 8:20 8:29
Period 1 8:34 9:14
Period 2 9:17 9:57
Period 3 10:00 10:40
Period 4 10:43 11:23
Period 5 11:26 12:06
Period 6 12:09 12:49
Period 7 12:52 1:32
Period 8 1:35 2:14
Period 9 2:17 2:57

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bennett High School Programs". Buffalo Public Schools Website. Buffalo Public Schools. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Bennett High School Alumni Association. (2000). About Us. Retrieved October 17, 2010, from Bennett High School Alumni Association: http://www.bennettalumni.com/index.php?id=13
  3. ^ Hammersley, M. (1993, January 10). Critics Call Bennett Principal Too Tough. The Buffalo News, p. A1.
  4. ^ ref name=2004Aug25>Buffalo Public Schools (2004, August 25). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  5. ^ http://www.p12.nysed.gov/repcrd2004/overview-analysis/140600010099.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.au.org/media/church-and-state/archives/2004/04/prayer-services.html
  7. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2009, July 8). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.

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