Buffalo Traditional School
|Buffalo Traditional High School|
|450 Masten Avenue
Buffalo, New York, Erie, 14209
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. 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.
Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parenthesis
- James Williams–1977-1983 (Principal - Woodlawn Junior High School, named Principal of Niagara Falls High School)
- Gerald H. Hesson–1983-1984 (Principal assignment to Office of Curriculum - Buffalo Public Schools, named Principal of Buffalo Vocational Technical Center)
- MDeborah L. Smith–1984-1988 (Assistant Principal - Bennett High School, named Principal of Red Jacket Academy)
- David M. Greco–1988-1994 (Assistant Principal - Bennett High School, named Principal of Hutchinson Central Technical High School)
- Susan M. Doyle–1994-2003 (Assistant Principal - Riverside High School, named Principal of Early Middle College High School)
- MMichael J. Mogavero–2003-2004 (Assistant Principal - South Park High School, named Principal of Riverside Institute Of Technology)
- Geraldine Horton–2004-2005 (Principal - Buffalo Vocational Technical Center, named Principal of East High School)
- Gates, G. (1993, May 23). The battle for Woodlawn Junior High. The Buffalo News, p. M5.