Buffalo Traditional School

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Buffalo Traditional High School
450 Masten Avenue
Masten Park
Buffalo, New York, Erie 14209
United States
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.


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


  1. ^ Gates, G. (1993, May 23). The battle for Woodlawn Junior High. The Buffalo News, p. M5.

Coordinates: 42°54′53″N 78°51′35″W / 42.914589°N 78.859673°W / 42.914589; -78.859673