Leonardo da Vinci High School (Buffalo, New York)

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Leonardo DaVinci High School
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Address
320 Porter Avenue
Lower West Side
Buffalo, New York, Erie 14201
United States
Information
School number 212
Acting Principal Gregory A. Lodinsky
Acting Vice Principal Lisa M. Stanos-Trode
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Silver and Blue
Team name Dragons
Website

Leonardo da Vinci High School is a high school in the lower west side of Buffalo, New York. There are 400 students enrolled in da Vinci spanning grades 9-12. The high school building is located on the D'Youville College campus. The school located at 320 Porter Avenue and serves Grades 9 through 12. Mr. Gregory Lodinksy is the current acting principal, and Mrs. Lisa Santos-Trode is the current acting vice principal.

History[edit]

Leonardo da Vinci was originally housed on the 4th Floor of the Kavinoky Theater Building on the D'Youville College Campus and shared space with the Grover Cleveland High School for electives. Currently, the school is housed solely at the former Madonna Hall building on the D'Youville campus. Students who attend DaVinci have the opportunity to take college credit-bearing classes from D'Youville.

Former principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

Selected former assistant principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Mrs. Patricia Preston–?-1998 (Assistant Principal - Buffalo Vocational Technical Center, named Principal of Leonardo da Vinci High School)
  • Ms. Robin Hahn–2001-2005 (Assistant Principal - Grover Cleveland High School, named Assistant Principal of Bennett High School)
  • Ms. Celine Wnek-Crabbe–2008[3]–2010 (Program Coordinator - Leonardo da Vinci High School, retired[1])
  • Mrs. Denisca Thompson–2010-2012 (Assistant Principal - William J. Grabiarz School of Excellence, named Principal of Dr. Charles R. Drew Science Magnet)
  • Mr. Gregory Lodinsky–2012-2016 (Special Education teacher - Occupational Training Center, named Acting Principal of Leonardo da Vinci High School)

Administration[edit]

Year Superintendent Principal Vice Principal
1996-1997 Jim Harris Ben Randle
1997-1998 Jim Harris Ben Randle Pat Preston
1998-1999 Jim Harris Pat Preston
1999-2000 Jim Harris Pat Preston
2000-2001 Jim Harris Pat Preston
2000-2001 Marion Canedo Pat Preston
2000-2001 Marion Canedo Pat Preston
2001-2002 Marion Canedo Pat Preston Robin Hahn
2002-2003 Marion Canedo Pat Preston Robin Hahn
2003-2004 Marion Canedo Pat Preston Robin Hahn
2004-2005 Yvonne Hargrave* Pat Preston Robin Hahn
2005-2006 James Williams Pat Preston
2006-2007 James Williams Pat Preston
2007-2008 James Williams Pat Preston
2008-2009 James Williams Pat Preston Celine Crabbe
2009-2010 James Williams Pat Preston Celine Crabbe
2010-2011 James Williams Mike O'Brien Denisca Thompson
2011-2012 Amber Dixon* Mike O'Brien Densica Thompson
2012-2013 Pam Brown Florence Krieter* Greg Lodinsky
2013-2014 Pam Brown Florence Krieter Greg Lodinsky
2014-2015 Don Ogilvie* Florence Krieter Greg Lodinsky
2015-2016 Kriner Cash Florence Krieter Greg Lodinsky
2016-2017 Kriner Cash Greg Lodinsky* Lisa Trode*

*denotes interim appointment

Sports[edit]

Leonardo da Vinci High School offers varsity sports including:

Leonardo da Vinci High School does not offer football. Students who are interested in playing the sport are able to try out for football at Hutch Tech. This also applies for any other sport da Vinci does not offer, but another school does. (Hockey, lacrosse, etc.)

Student Statistics[edit]

Ethnicity:

Ethnicity Leonardo da Vinci New York State Average
White, non-Hispanic 48% 53%
Black, non-Hispanic 40% 20%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
American Indian 1% <1%

Attendance:

Leonardo da Vinci New York State Average
Attendance Rate 94% 93%

Teacher Statistics[edit]

Teacher Experience

This School State Average
Average years teaching 20 14
Average years teaching in district 16 11
First year teachers 0% 5%

Teacher education levels

This school State average
Bachelor's Degree 19% 20%
Master's degree 81% 79%
Doctorate degree 0% <1%

Student-Teacher Ratio

This School State Average
Students per teacher 17 14

External links[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 42°54′08″N 78°53′25″W / 42.9023°N 78.8904°W / 42.9023; -78.8904