Maryvale High School (Cheektowaga, New York)

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Maryvale High School
1050 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga, New York 14225
Cheektowaga, New York
United States
Type Public
Motto S.O.A.R.: Safety, Ownership, Appropriate Actions, Respect.
Established 1955
School district Maryvale Union Free School District
NCES School ID 361860001678[1]

Thomas Stack

Jeffrey Barthelme (Assistant Principal)
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Maroon and White
Mascot Pegasus

Maryvale High School is a high school in Cheektowaga, New York, United States. It is a member of the Maryvale Union Free School District.[2] As of the 2017-18 school year, the school has approximately 665 students.


Maryvale's sports teams are known as the Flyers.

Their main rivals are Cheektowaga Central (Central) and Depew High Schools. Their longest standing rival has been cross town Cleveland Hill High School which is the closest geographically to Maryvale's main campus. Maryvale's first widely known mascot was the Peanuts character Snoopy, depicted in his World War I goggles and pilot's hat flying after the Red Baron. Maryvale was established in the late 1940s after World War II. Due to its proximity to Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF/KBUF) and industries such as Bell Aerospace, Curtis Wright (P-40) and Calspan, Maryvale adopted its title as the Flyers. With the creation of Snoopy in 1950, Maryvale eventually adopted the most worldwide recognized pilot of the time as its mascot. Due to trademark usage/infringement issues (Peanuts Worldwide LLC), Maryvale's mascot has been changed to Pegasus. However Loyola College Prep in Shreveport, La is now the only school in the nation to legally have Snoopy as a World War I pilot as a mascot.[3]

Maryvale has had many championship seasons throughout its history. From the beginning through the 1970s, Maryvale was a powerhouse of champions in all sports. Maryvale consistently sent athletes on to college and universities with partial and sometimes full scholarships. Maryvale graduates have successful careers in business, government, the military, and private sectors. The Maryvale boys’ basketball team won a section championship during the 2005-06 season and again during the 2006-07 season against Depew. Their boys’ soccer team also won a section title in 2010, defeating large school Sweet Home in a shootout.


  • Thomas Stack, Principal
  • Jeffrey Barthelme, Assistant Principal

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