School 81

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School 81
140 Tacoma Avenue
North Buffalo
School number 81
Principal Robert Clemens
Assistant principals Denise Cobb
Ryan Shepherd
Grades PK-8

P.S. 81 School is an elementary school in Buffalo, New York. It is located at 140 Tacoma Avenue and serves Grades PK through 8. The current principal is Mr. Robert Clemens,and the current assistant principals are Ms. Denise Cobb and Mr. Ryan Shepherd.


School 8, where School 81 was housed during its 2010-2012 reconstruction.

The school opened in 1928. From 2010-2012, when the School 81 building was being reconstructed. the school was temporarily housed at P.S. 8, formerly Follow Through Magnet/Urban Learning Lab, on East Utica and Masten. School 81 reopened in the Fall of 2012.

Former principals[edit]

  • Mrs. Ella K. Sporr-Garber
  • Mr. Alfred J. Labiak
  • Mr. Samuel N. Block
  • Mr. David K. Doherty
  • Mr. Peter DelBello–?-2000

Selected former assistant principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Mr. Lawrence Gustino
  • Ms. Sharon Ruffin
  • Ms. Mary A. Giumentaro–?-2008 (unknown, retired)
  • Ms. Faye Walton–2008[1]-2010 (unknown, named Principal of Hamlin Park School[2])


  1. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2008, August 13). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  2. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2010, August 25). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.

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