Dr. Lydia T. Wright School of Excellence

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Coordinates: 42°55′28″N 78°50′07″W / 42.924322°N 78.835187°W / 42.924322; -78.835187

Dr. Lydia Wright School of Excellence
106 Appenheimer Street
Kensington Heights
Status Priority School
School number 89
Principal Tonya B. Chavers
Grades PK-8
S.A.M.[1] Natasha Hendricks

Dr. Lydia T. Wright School of Excellence is an elementary school serving the East Side of Buffalo, New York. located at 106 Appenheimer Street and serves Grades PreK through 8. The current principal is Dr. Tonya Chavers, and the current assistant principals are Mr. Cameron Hall and Ms. Carolyn Flattery.


The school opened in 1961 as "Fillmore Middle School". In 1977 it became "Campus East School". It was renamed in 2000 for Dr. Lydia Wright, the first African-American pediatrician in Buffalo and member of the Buffalo Board of Education[2]

Former principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses


  1. ^ School Administration Manager
  2. ^ Simon, P. (2000, December 21). Board to hire construction chief. The Buffalo News, p. B3.
  3. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2011, September 14). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.

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