Lovejoy Discovery School
|PS 43 Lovejoy Discovery School|
|161 Benzinger Street
Buffalo, New York 14206
|Principal||Ms. Orniece Hill|
|Website||Lovejoy Discovery School|
PS 43 Lovejoy Discovery School is an elementary/middle school located at 161 Benzinger Street in the East Lovejoy neighborhood in Buffalo, New York. It serves children in grades PK (Pre-Kindergarten) through 8th. The current principal is Ms. Orniece Hill.
School 43 began as a small building constructed by Joseph Churchyard in 1880 on Gold Street. Known as "The Churchyard School", the school operated for two years until it was purchased by the City of Buffalo and converted into an annex for School 25. In 1883, a replacement for the Churchyard Skill was built on the corners of Gold and Lovejoy, and was operational until 1901 when the present building was constructed, which received an addition in 1925. In 1892, District 43 was created for all students in the Lovejoy area. In 1980, School 43 became known as "School 43 Academy." The building was renovated again during the 2007-2009 school years, during which time the faculty and student body were housed at School 40.
Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses
- Louis Knell–1892-1894 (unknown, named Principal of School 44)
- Frederick W. Fisher–1894-1934
- Raymond Smith
- Margaret Malone
- Alphonsus M. Ruggiero
- Ronald Romanowicz
- Barbara J. Marotto–?-1994 (Principal - Indian Park Academy, named Principal of Smallwood Drive Elementary School)
- John DiStephano–1994-2000 (Assistant Principal - Hamlin Park School, named Principal of North Park Middle Academy)
- Ruth B. Graesser–2000-2001 (Principal - Hillery Park Academy, retired)
- Dennis Welka–2001-2005 (Principal - Indian Park Academy, retired)
- Alvion Johnson–2005-2006 (Principal on Assignment - Buffalo Public Schools, placed on assignment at Harvey Austin School, retired)
- David Hills–2006-2011 (Director of Staff Development - Buffalo Public Schools, named Principal of Waterfront Elementary School)
- Colleen L. Carota–2011-2013 (Principal - BUILD Academy, retired)
- Simon, P. (1994, July 14). Noted educator to head city school. The Buffalo News, p. A1.
- Campagna, D. (2000, July 13). Embattled School 3 Principal Transferred. The Buffalo News, p. B5.
- Board Approves Appointment Of 15 Principals. (2001, July 16). The Buffalo News, p. C3.
- Buffalo Public Schools (2005, June 22). Meeting of the Board of Education: Principal Transfers.
- Buffalo Public Schools (2005, July 13). Meeting of the Board of Education: Principal Transfers.
- Buffalo Public Schools (2006, August 23). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
- Buffalo Public Schools (2006, July 16). 'Meeting of the Board of Education: Principal Transfers.
- Buffalo Public Schools (2011, September 14). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments[permanent dead link].