Grover Cleveland High School (Buffalo, New York)

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Grover Cleveland High School
Grover Cleveland High School
110 Fourteenth Street
Lower West Side
Buffalo, New York, Erie County, 14213
United States
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.


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 due to low graduation rates and increasing incidents of student violence and possession of weapons.[4] The final class of 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

*Denotes interim appointment

Notable alumni[edit]



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  11. ^ Simon, P. (2007, July 12). Williams fills two key posts. The Buffalo News, p. B3.
  12. ^ Pasciak, M. B. (2010, August 26). New principals, assistants win board approval for city schools. The Buffalo News, p. B5.
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