Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts

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Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts
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Address
450 Masten Avenue
Masten Park
Buffalo, New York, (Erie), 14208
United States
Coordinates 42°54′53″N 78°51′35″W / 42.914589°N 78.859673°W / 42.914589; -78.859673Coordinates: 42°54′53″N 78°51′35″W / 42.914589°N 78.859673°W / 42.914589; -78.859673
Information
School type Public school (government funded), high school, Magnet school
Status Priority School
School district Buffalo Public Schools
NCES District ID 3605850[1]
School number 192
CEEB Code 330988
NCES School ID 360585000297[2]
Principal Jody J. Covington
Assistant principals Eileen H. Czarnecki
Jonathan P. Welka
Faculty 61.24 (on an FTE basis) [2]
Grades 512
Enrollment 837 [2] (2010-2011 school year)
Grade 5 38 [2]
Grade 6 69 [2]
Grade 7 81 [2]
Grade 8 106 [2]
Grade 9 156 [2]
Grade 10 124 [2]
Grade 11 128 [2]
Grade 12 135 [2]
Student to teacher ratio 13.67 [2]
Language English
Campus Urban
Color(s)           Black and Yellow
Affiliations Hallwalls, WKBW-TV, Buffalo State College, University at Buffalo
Website
Student art gallery within BAVPA
BAVPA's auditorium

The Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, also known as BAVPA, is a magnet performing arts high school and part of Buffalo's public school system. The current principal is Ms. Jody Covington, and the current assistant principals are Dr. Eileen Czarnecki and Mr. Jonathan Welka.

The school holds classes from grade 5 to 12 and requires students to apply (as if for a job) in the field of their desired "major concentration". Majors taught in the school are Visual Art, Television and Film Production, Dance, Theater, and Music (vocal or instrumental).

Usually near the end of the school year, the TV/Film Production Department has a film festival at Delaware Park. The film festival shows the work the TV/Film Production students have throughout the year.

History[edit]

BAVPA's former building (1977-2007)

BAVPA was founded in 1976 as a magnet school, based on a recent court order demanding that Buffalo desegregate its schools. It was originally located at School 87 (then known as Clinton Junior High School) located 333 Clinton Street in the Lower East Side of Buffalo. Due to size constraints, the school moved to its current location in 2007. The new building, located at 450 Masten Avenue in Buffalo, is the former home to Woodlawn Junior High School and Buffalo Traditional School.

Former principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

Selected former assistant principals[edit]

Administration[edit]

Year Superintendent Principal Asst. Principal Asst. Principal
1976-1977 Eugene Reville Paul Lafornara
1977-1978 Eugene Reville Paul Lafornara
1978-1979 Eugene Reville Elmer Schamber
1979-1980 Eugene Reville Elmer Schamber
1980-1981 Eugene Reville Elmer Schamber
1981-1982 Eugene Reville Elmer Schamber
1982-1983 Eugene Reville Elmer Schamber
1983-1984 Eugene Reville Elmer Schamber
1984-1985 Eugene Reville Elmer Schamber Henry Klee
1985-1986 Eugene Reville David Hess Henry Klee
1986-1987 Eugene Reville David Hess Henry Klee
1987-1988 Eugene Reville David Hess Henry Klee
1988-1989 Eugene Reville David Hess Henry Klee
1989-1990 Albert Thompson* David Hess Henry Klee
1990-1991 Albert Thompson David Hess
1991-1992 Albert Thompson Barb Schnell
1992-1993 Albert Thompson Ron Meer
1993-1994 Albert Thompson Ron Meer
1994-1995 Albert Thompson Ron Meer
1995-1996 Albert Thompson Ron Meer
1996-1997 Jim Harris Deb Smith Ted Weselak
1997-1998 Jim Harris Deb Smith Ted Weselak
1998-1999 Jim Harris Deb Smith Ted Weselak
1999-2000 Jim Harris Deb Smith Ted Weselak
2000-2001 Marion Canedo Kevin Kazmierczak Pat Welch Ramona Reynolds
2001-2002 Marion Canedo Kevin Kazmierczak Pat Welch Ramona Reynolds
2002-2003 Marion Canedo Kevin Kazmierczak Pat Welch Wendy Richards
2003-2004 Marion Canedo Kevin Kazmierczak Pat Welch Wendy Richards
2004-2005 Yvonne Hargrave* Kevin Kazmierczak Pat Thomas Wendy Richards
2005-2006 James Williams Kevin Kazmierczak Eileen Czarnecki Aquino/Hunley
2006-2007 James Williams Kevin Kazmierczak Eileen Czarnecki Jody Covington
2007-2008 James Williams Kevin Kazmierczak Eileen Czarnecki Jody Covington
2008-2009 James Williams Darren Brown Eileen Czarnecki Jody Covington
2009-2010 James Williams Darren Brown Eileen Czarnecki Jody Covington
2010-2011 James Williams Darren Brown Eileen Czarnecki Jody Covington
2011-2012 Amber Dixon* Brown/Covington* Eileen Czarnecki Jon Welka*
2012-2013 Pam Brown Jody Covington Eileen Czarnecki Jon Welka
2013-2014 Pam Brown Jody Covington Eileen Czarnecki Jon Welka

* Denotes interim appointment

Famous alumni[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]