Buffalo Traditional School

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Buffalo Traditional High School
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Address
450 Masten Avenue
Masten Park
Buffalo, New York, Erie, 14209
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
Type Magnet
Established 1977
Closed 2005
School number 192
Yearbook Premier

Buffalo Traditional High School is a former magnet school in Buffalo, New York. It served Grades 5 through 12 and was located at 450 Masten Avenue in the city's East Side. It closed in 2005.

History[edit]

The building was constructed in 1964 on the site that formerly served as home to the Buffalo Bisons minor-league baseball team. It first served as the home as Woodlawn Junior High School and became a symbol of the Civil Rights and integration battles of Buffalo, due to failed efforts by African-American residents to have the school integrated with white students.[1] Buffalo Traditional was created in 1977 as part of Buffalo's desegregation program.

In 2005, the school was closed. The remaining students were transferred to either Emerson/Harvey Austin Middle School or East High School. The building currently serves home to the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts.

Former principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parenthesis

Selected former assistant principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Mr. Harold J. Collier–1984-? (Administrative Aide - Buffalo Traditional School, named Assistant Principal of South Park High School)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Geary–1985-? (Assistant Principal - Seneca Vocational High School, named Assistant Principal of South Park High School)
  • Mr. Paul F. Weisenburger
  • Ms. Nancy W. Thompson–?-1992 (unknown, named Assistant Principal of South Park High School)
  • Mr. Timothy M. Shannon–1992-1995 (Assistant Principal - Bennett High School, named Principal of Alden High School)
  • Mr. Jerry D. Pope–1993-1995 (Acting Principal - Kensington Prep, named Assistant Principal of City Honors School)
  • Ms. Louise Klier–1995-2004 (Assistant Principal - Bennett High School, named Assistant Principal of Lincoln Academy 44)
  • Ms. Janet Barnes–1995-2004 (Program Coordinator - Buffalo Alternative High School, named Assistant Principal of Opportunity Center at Fulton)
  • Mr. Terence Jenkins–2004-2005 (Assistant Principal - Triangle Academy, resigned[2])
  • Ms. Ilene L. Gelber–2004-2005 (Assistant Principal - West Hertel Academy, named Assistant Principal of East High School)

Former administrators[edit]

Year Superintendent Principal Asst. Principal Asst. Principal
1977-1978 Eugene Reville James Williams
1978-1979 Eugene Reville James Williams
1979-1980 Eugene Reville James Williams
1980-1981 Eugene Reville James Williams
1981-1982 Eugene Reville James Williams
1982-1983 Eugene Reville James Williams
1983-1984 Eugene Reville Gerald Hesson
1984-1985 Eugene Reville Deb Smith
1985-1986 Eugene Reville Deb Smith
1986-1987 Eugene Reville Deb Smith
1987-1988 Eugene Reville Deb Smith
1988-1989 Albert Thompson David Greco
1989-1990 Albert Thompson David Greco Nancy Thompson Paul Weisenburger
1990-1991 Albert Thompson David Greco Nancy Thompson Paul Weisenburger
1991-1992 Albert Thompson David Greco Nancy Thompson Paul Weisenburger
1992-1993 Albert Thompson David Greco Tim Shannon Paul Weisenburger
1993-1994 Albert Thompson David Greco Tim Shannon Jerry Pope
1994-1995 Albert Thompson Susan Doyle Tim Shannon Jerry Pope
1995-1996 Albert Thompson Susan Doyle Louise Klier Janet Barnes
1996-1997 Jim Harris Susan Doyle Louise Klier Janet Barnes
1997-1998 Jim Harris Susan Doyle Louise Klier Janet Barnes
1998-1999 Jim Harris Susan Doyle Louise Klier Janet Barnes
1999-2000 Jim Harris Susan Doyle Louise Klier Janet Barnes
2000-2001 Marion Canedo Susan Doyle Louise Klier Janet Barnes
2001-2002 Marion Canedo Susan Doyle Louise Klier Janet Barnes
2002-2003 Marion Canedo Susan Doyle Louise Klier Janet Barnes
2003-2004 Marian Canedo Mike Mogavero Louise Klier Janet Barnes
2004-2005 Yvonne Hargrave* Geraldine Horton Ilene Gelber Terence Jenkins

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gates, G. (1993, May 23). The battle for Woodlawn Junior High. The Buffalo News, p. M5.
  2. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2005, September 28). Meeting of the Board of Education: Principal Appointments.