Grover Cleveland High School (Buffalo, New York)

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Grover Cleveland High School
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Grover Cleveland High School
Address
110 Fourteenth Street
Lower West Side
Buffalo, New York, Erie County, 14213
United States
Information
Type Public, Coeducational
Established 1931
Closed 2011
School district Buffalo Public Schools
School number 202
Grades 9-12
Campus type Urban
Color(s) Green and White          
Mascot Presidents

Grover Cleveland High School was a high school located in Buffalo, New York, USA. It is named for former U.S. President and Buffalo mayor Grover Cleveland generally housed students from Grades 9 - 12 and taught according to the Board of Regents. Currently, the school building houses The International Preparatory School.

History[edit]

Grover Cleveland High School was originally constructed in 1913 as the home to Buffalo State College,[1] then known as Buffalo Teacher's School. In 1931, Grover Cleveland High School was formed as a school serving the Lower West Side of Buffalo. The building was renovated in 1959, where an addition was built onto the northern end of the school that contained classrooms, a swimming pool, and a new gymnasium.[2] During the 1970s, Grover was designated as the school to serve foreign language-speaking students within the City of Buffalo.[3] In 2007, the building began housing two schools, Grover Cleveland High School, and the International Preparatory School, a math and science magnet affiliated with the College Board. In 2010, Grover Cleveland High School was closed to new students by the New York State Department of Education due to low test scores and the remaining seniors graduated in 2011.

From 2011 until June 2013, the building was renovated and re-opened to students at International Preparatory School and the new STAR Academy in Fall 2013.

Former principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reasons for departure listed in parentheses

Selected former assistant principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reasons for departure listed in parentheses

  • Mr. Thomas J. McDonnell–1931-1937 (Social Studies teacher - South Park High School, named Principal of Kensington High School)
  • Mr. Randolph Lindeman–1937-1939 (unknown, named Assistant Principal of Hutchinson Central Technical High School)
  • Mr. John Devine–1939-1951 (unknown, named Principal of Grover Cleveland High School)
  • Mr. Charles J. Monan–1951-1954 (Teacher - South Park High School, died)
  • Dr. Louis T. Gitlin–1954-1958 (Assistant Principal - East High School, named Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services of Buffalo Public Schools)
  • Mr. Earl G. Beech–1958-1961 (Assistant Principal - School 44, died)
  • Mr. Angelo J. Gianturco–1961-1966 (Science teacher - Grover Cleveland High School, named Principal of Kensington High School)
  • Dr. John A. Demerly–1966-1967 (Assistant Principal - South Park High School, named Acting Principal of Grover Cleveland High School)
  • Mr. Daniel M. Kublitz–1966-1970 (English teacher - Bennett High School, named Interim Principal of Grover Cleveland High School)
  • Mrs. Doris H. Erickson-Gleason–1967-1968 (Science teacher - Riverside High School, named Assistant Principal of Southside Junior High School)
  • Dr. John Demerly–1968-1969 (Interim Principal - Grover Cleveland High School, retired)
  • Mr. Epifanio J. Saia–1969-1979 (Italian teacher - Grover Cleveland High School, died)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Manley [interim]–1970-1971 (Social Studies teacher - Grover Cleveland High School, returned to teaching)
  • Mr. J. Nelson Scott–1971-1972 (Assistant Principal - East High School, named Principal of Roosevelt Elementary School)
  • Mr. Daniel Manley–1972-1985 (Social Studies teacher - Grover Cleveland High School, named Assistant Principal of McKinley Vocational High School)
  • Mr. Charles L. Sadaro–1979-1988 (Assistant Principal - Riverside High School, named Assistant Principal of Emerson Vocational High School)
  • Mr. David E. Baez–1985-1993 (Spanish teacher - Grover Cleveland High School, named Principal of Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy)
  • Mr. Daniel Manley–1988-? (Assistant Principal - McKinley Vocational High School, unknown)
  • Mr. Raymond D. Perreault–1989-1993 (English teacher - Grover Cleveland High School, named Principal of Buffalo Alternative High School[12])
  • Ms. Sharon A. Lanza–1990-1994 (Math teacher - Grover Cleveland High School, named Assistant Principal of Lafayette High School)
  • Mr. Jon G. Lyon–1993-1997 (Assistant Principal - Kensington High School, named Principal of Emerson Vocational High School[13])
  • Dr. Eileen H. Czarnecki–1999-2001 (Math teacher - Buffalo Public Schools, named Principal of Kensington High School[14])
  • Dr. Josephine Mayfield (Spanish teacher - Buffalo Public Schools, named Director of Foreign Languages of Buffalo Public Schools)
  • Ms. Robin L. Hahn–1999-2001 (Instrumental Music teacher - Grover Cleveland High School, named Assistant Principal of Leonardo da Vinci High School)
  • Mr. Albert T. Ventresca–2001-2004 (Business teacher - Grover Cleveland High School, retired)
  • Mr. Carlos J. Villarroel–2002-2003 (Assistant Principal - Kensington High School, named Assistant Principal of Burgard Vocational High School)
  • Ms. Mary A. Craig–2003-2004 (Assistant Principal - Burgard Vocational High School, retired)
  • Mrs. Naomi R. Cerre–2004-2005 (Special Education teacher - Buffalo Public Schools, named Assistant Principal of East High School)
  • Dr. Jose G. Rivera–2004-2008 (Assistant Principal - West Hertel Academy, retired)
  • Dr. Eileen Czarnecki–2004-2005 (Principal - South Park High School, named Assistant Principal of Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts)
  • Ms. Wendy L. Richards–2005-2007 (Assistant Principal - Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, named Principal of North Tonawanda Middle School)
  • Mr. Rafael A. Mercado–2007-2010 (Assistant Principal - Dr. Antonia Pantoja Community School of Academic Excellence, named Assistant Principal of Academy School 131 @ 44)
  • Ms. Denise McMichael-Houston–2008-2009 (Assistant Principal - Buffalo Elementary School of Technology, named Assistant Principal of the Dr. Charles R. Drew Science Magnet)

Selected former administrators[edit]

Statue of Grover Cleveland in front of the school, unveiled in 2008.
Year Superintendent Principal Asst. Principal Asst. Principal Asst. Principal
1931-1932 Ernest Hartwell Charlie Kennedy Thomas McDonnell
1932-1933 Ernest Hartwell Charlie Kennedy Thomas McDonnell
1933-1934 Ernest Hartwell Charlie Kennedy Thomas McDonnell
1934-1935 Ernest Hartwell Charlie Kennedy Thomas McDonnell
1935-1936 Robert Pabst Charlie Kennedy Thomas McDonnell
1936-1937 Robert Pabst Charlie Kennedy Thomas McDonnell
1937-1938 Robert Pabst Charlie Kennedy Randy Lindeman
1938-1939 Robert Pabst Charlie Kennedy Randy Lindeman
1939-1940 Robert Pabst Charlie Kennedy Randy Lindeman
1940-1941 Robert Pabst Charlie Kennedy Randy Lindeman
1941-1942 Robert Pabst Charlie Kennedy Randy Lindeman
1942-1943 Robert Pabst Charlie Kennedy Randy Lindeman
1943-1944 Robert Pabst Charlie Kennedy Randy Lindeman
1944-1945 Robert Pabst Charlie Kennedy Randy Lindeman
1945-1946 Robert Pabst Charlie Kennedy Randy Lindeman
1946-1947 Robert Pabst Charlie Kennedy Randy Lindeman
1947-1948 Robert Pabst Charlie Kennedy John Devine
1948-1949 Robert Pabst Charlie Kennedy John Devine
1949-1950 Robert Pabst Charlie Kennedy John Devine
1950-1951 Ben Willis Charlie Kennedy John Devine
1951-1952 Ben Willis John Devine Charlie Monan
1952-1953 Ben Willis John Devine Charlie Monan
1953-1954 Parmer Ewing John Devine Charlie Monan
1954-1955 Parmer Ewing John Devine Lou Gitlin
1955-1956 Parmer Ewing John Devine Lou Gitlin
1956-1957 Parmer Ewing John Devine Lou Gitlin
1957-1958 Joseph Manch John Devine Lou Gitlin
1958-1959 Joseph Manch John Devine Earl Beech
1959-1960 Joseph Manch John Devine Earl Beech
1960-1961 Joseph Manch John Devine Earl Beech
1961-1962 Joseph Manch John Devine Angelo Gianturco
1962-1963 Joseph Manch Marty O'Donnell Angelo Gianturco
1963-1964 Joseph Manch Marty O'Donnell Angelo Gianturco
1964-1965 Joseph Manch Marty O'Donnell Angelo Gianturco
1965-1966 Joseph Manch Marty O'Donnell Angelo Gianturco
1966-1967 Joseph Manch Marty O'Donnell John Demerly Dan Kublitz
1967-1968 Joseph Manch John Demerly* Doris Erickson Dan Kublitz
1968-1969 Joseph Manch Marty O'Donnell John Demerly Dan Kublitz
1969-1970 Joseph Manch Marty O'Donnell E.J. Saia Dan Kubliz
1970-1971 Joseph Manch Dan Kublitz* E.J. Saia Manley*/Scott
1971-1972 Joseph Manch Ron Meer* E.J. Saia Nelson Scott
1972-1973 Joseph Manch Ron Meer E.J. Saia Dan Manley
1973-1974 Joseph Manch Ron Meer E.J. Saia Dan Manley
1974-1975 Joseph Manch Ron Meer E.J. Saia Dan Manley
1975-1976 Gene Reville John Ward E.J. Saia Dan Manley
1976-1977 Gene Reville John Ward E.J. Saia Dan Manley
1977-1978 Gene Reville John Ward E.J. Saia Dan Manley
1978-1979 Gene Reville John Ward E.J. Saia Dan Manley
1979-1980 Gene Reville Rocco Lamparelli Charlie Sodaro Dan Manley
1980-1981 Gene Reville Rocco Lamparelli Charlie Sodaro Dan Manley
1981-1982 Gene Reville Rocco Lamparelli Charlie Sodaro Dan Manley
1982-1983 Gene Reville Rocco Lamparelli Charlie Sodaro Dan Manley
1983-1984 Gene Reville Rocco Lamparelli Charlie Sodaro Dan Manley
1984-1985 Gene Reville Rocco Lamparelli Charlie Sodaro Dan Manley
1985-1986 Gene Reville John Davis Charlie Sodaro David Baez
1986-1987 Gene Reville John Davis Charlie Sodaro David Baez
1987-1988 Gene Reville John Davis Charlie Sodaro David Baez
1988-1989 Gene Reville John Davis Dan Manley David Baez
1989-1990 Albert Thompson* Ben Randle Ray Perreault David Baez
1990-1991 Albert Thompson Ben Randle Ray Perreault David Baez Sharon Lanza
1991-1992 Albert Thompson Ben Randle Ray Perreault David Baez Sharon Lanza
1992-1993 Albert Thompson Ben Randle Ray Perreault David Baez Sharon Lanza
1993-1994 Albert Thompson Ben Randle Jon Lyon Sharon Lanza
1994-1995 Albert Thompson Ben Randle Jon Lyon
1995-1996 Albert Thompson Ben Randle Jon Lyon
1996-1997 Jim Harris Ben Randle Jon Lyon
1997-1998 Jim Harris Ben Randle Jon Lyon
1998-1999 Jim Harris Ben Randle Josephine Mayfield
1999-2000 Jim Harris Ben Randle Josephine Mayfield Eileen Czarnecki
2000-2001 Marion Canedo Ben Randle Robin Hahn Eileen Czarnecki
2001-2002 Marion Canedo Ben Randle Robin Hahn Al Ventresca*
2002-2003 Marion Canedo Ben Randle Carlos Villarroel Al Ventresca
2003-2004 Marion Canedo Ben Randle Mary Craig Al Ventresca
2004-2005 Yvonne Hargrave* Kevin Eberle Naomi Cerre Jose Rivera Eileen Czarencki
2005-2006 James Williams Kevin Eberle Wendy Richards Jose Rivera
2006-2007 James Williams Kevin Eberle Wendy Richards Jose Rivera
2007-2008 James Williams Casey Young Rafael Mercado Jose Rivera
2008-2009 James Williams Casey Young Rafael Mercado Denise Houston
2009-2010 James Williams Casey Young Rafael Mercado

*Denotes interim appointment

Notable alumni[edit]

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References[edit]

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  4. ^ John Demerly, retired Canisius professor. (1993, November 25). The Buffalo News, p. C10.
  5. ^ Anderson, D. (1999, March 13). Daniel M. Kublitz, principal, broadcaster. The Buffalo News, p. B8.
  6. ^ Dawson, D. (1993, August 18). 'Owego connection' links Ward, school chief Murphy. The Buffalo News
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