McKinley Vocational High School

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McKinley Vocational High School
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McKinley Vocational High School
Celebrating 100 Years Through Training
Address
1500 Elmwood Avenue
Black Rock
Buffalo, New York, Erie, 14207
United States
Coordinates 42°56′17″N 78°52′48″W / 42.938°N 78.880°W / 42.938; -78.880Coordinates: 42°56′17″N 78°52′48″W / 42.938°N 78.880°W / 42.938; -78.880
Information
Established 1910
Status Priority School
School number 305
Principal Crystal A. Boling-Barton
Acting Assistant Principal Marck Abraham
Assistant principals Molly M. Allman-Forero
Daniel J. Bass
Grades 9-12
Mascot Bulldog
Team name Macks
Acting Dean of Students Valerie Williams
Website

McKinley Vocational High School is a public high school in Buffalo, New York. The school is located at 1500 Elmwood Avenue, and serves about 800 students from Grades 9 - 12. The current principal is Mrs. Crystal Barton, and the current assistant principals are Mr. Daniel Bass and Mrs. Molly Allman, and the current acting assistant principal is Mr. Marck Abraham.

History[edit]

Sign on the south end of McKinley's campus

McKinley was formed in 1910 as Black Rock Vocational School. It moved into its current address on Elmwood in 1923, which formerly had housed the Buffalo Orphan's Asylum. The current building was completed in 1969. The school is named for former United States President William McKinley, who was assassinated just a few blocks away from where the school in 1901.

In 2010, the building began undergoing extensive renovations to add more classroom space and expand its vocational programs. The ninth graders were housed at the former School 56 until renovations were completed on the McKinley building. McKinley was re-opened to all students in Fall 2012.

Former principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

Selected former assistant principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reasons for departure listed in parentheses

  • Mr. Julius Thursuck
  • Mr. Ferdinand Kamprath–1948-1953 (Administrative Assistant - McKinley Vocational High SChool, named Principal of McKinley Vocational High School)
  • Dr. Joseph C. Delhury–1955-1967 (Guidance Counselor - McKinley Vocational High School, retired)
  • Mr. Alfonso Cacciatore–1964-1970 (Industrial Arts teacher - Hutchinson Central Technical High School, named Vice Principal of Seneca Vocational High School)
  • Mr. Jack S. Saccomando
  • Mr. William J. Losel
  • Mr. Anthony E. Leone–1972-1984 (Science teacher - Emerson Vocational High School, named Assistant Principal of Hutchinson Central Technical High School)
  • Mr. William J. Bell–1984-1988 (Assistant Principal - South Park High School, named Assistant Principal of Buffalo Alternative High School)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Manley–1984-1987 (unknown, named Assistant Principal of Grover Cleveland High School)
  • Mr. Daniel Krzesinski–1987-1990 (Assistant Principal - Kensington High School, name Assistant Principal of Kensington Prep)
  • Mr. William F. Riley–1988-2007 (Assistant Principal - Buffalo Alternative High School,[2] retired[3])
  • Mrs. Patricia D. Preston–1990-1995 (Math teacher - McKinley Vocational High School, named Assistant Principal of Buffalo Vocational Technical Center)
  • Ms. Theresa R. Pope–1995-2001 (Assistant Principal - City Honors High School, retired)
  • Mr. Gary M. Tydus–2001-2005 (unknown, named Assistant Principal of East High School)[4]
  • Mr. Larry Hunley–2002-2005 (Assistant Principal - Buffalo Vocational Technical Center, placed on sick leave[5] and named Assistant Principal of Seneca Vocational High School)[6])
  • Ms. Naomi Cerre [interim]–2002-2004 (AIS Coordinator - McKinley Vocational High School, named Assistant Principal of Grover Cleveland High School)
  • Ms. Jody J. Covington–2004-2005 (Assistant Principal - Waterfront Elementary, named Assistant Principal of Academy School 131 @ 44)
  • Mr. Gary Tydus–2006-2010 (Assistant Principal - East High School,[7] retired[8])
  • Mrs. Phyllis F. Morrell–2007-2008 (Principal - Stanton Academy,[9] named Principal of Lafayette High School[10])
  • Mrs. Naomi R. Cerre–2010-2011 (Assistant Principal - East High School,[11] named Interim Principal of Lafayette High School[12])
  • Mrs. Charlene D. Watson–2011-2015 (Business teacher - Buffalo Public Schools, named Principal of Burgard High School)
  • Mr. Carlos J. Villaroel–2007-2014 (Assistant Principal - Frank A. Sedita Academy, named Interim Principal of Harvey Austin School)

Selected administrators[edit]

Year Superintendent Principal Asst. Principal Asst. Principal Asst. Principal
1952-1953 Parmer Ewing Bob Hoole Ferd Kampreth
1953-1954 Parmer Ewing Bob Hoole Ferd Kampreth
1954-1955 Parmer Ewing Bob Hoole Ferd Kampreth
1955-1956 Parmer Ewing Ferd Kampreth Joe Deluhery
1956-1957 Parmer Ewing Ferd Kampreth Joe Deluhery
1957-1958 Joseph Mench Ferd Kampreth Joe Deluhery
1958-1959 Joseph Mench Ferd Kampreth Joe Deluhery
1959-1960 Joseph Mench Ferd Kampreth Joe Deluhery
1960-1961 Joseph Mench Ferd Kampreth Joe Deluhery
1961-1962 Joseph Mench Ferd Kampreth Joe Deluhery
1962-1963 Joseph Mench Ferd Kampreth Joe Deluhery
1963-1964 Joseph Mench Ferd Kampreth Joe Deluhery
1964-1965 Joseph Mench Ferd Kampreth Joe Deluhery Al Cacciatore
1965-1966 Joseph Mench Ferd Kampreth Joe Deluhery Al Cacciatore
1965-1966 Joseph Mench Al Buck Joe Deluhery Al Cacciatore
1966-1967 Joseph Mench Al Buck Joe Deluhery Al Cacciatore
1968-1969 Joseph Mench Al Buck Bill Losel Al Cacciatore
1969-1970 Joseph Mench Al Buck Bill Losel Al Cacciatore
1970-1971 Joseph Mench Al Buck Tony Leone Al Cacciatore
1971-1972 Joseph Mench Al Buck Tony Leone
1972-1973 Joseph Mench Jim Harmon Tony Leone
1973-1974 Joseph Mench Jim Harmon Tony Leone
1974-1975 Joseph Mench Jim Harmon Tony Leone
1975-1976 Eugene Reville Jim Harmon Tony Leone
1976-1977 Eugene Reville Jim Harmon Tony Leone
1977-1978 Eugene Reville Jim Harmon Tony Leone
1978-1979 Eugene Reville Jim Harmon Tony Leone
1979-1980 Eugene Reville Jim Harmon Tony Leone
1980-1981 Eugene Reville Jim Harmon Tony Leone
1981-1982 Eugene Reville Jim Harmon Tony Leone
1982-1983 Eugene Reville Jim Harmon Tony Leone
1983-1984 Eugene Reville Jim Harmon Tony Leone
1984-1985 Eugene Reville Ron Meer Bill Bell Dan Manley
1985-1986 Eugene Reville Ron Meer Bill Bell Dan Manley
1986-1987 Eugene Reville Ron Meer Bill Bell Dan Manley
1987-1988 Eugene Reville Crystal Boling Bill Bell Dan Krzesinski
1988-1989 Eugene Reville Crystal Boling Bill Riley Dan Krzesinski
1989-1990 Albert Thompson* Crystal Boling Bill Riley Dan Krzesinski
1990-1991 Albert Thompson Crystal Barton Bill Riley Pat Preston
1991-1992 Albert Thompson Crystal Barton Bill Riley Pat Preston
1992-1993 Albert Thompson Crystal Barton Bill Riley Pat Preston
1993-1994 Albert Thompson Crystal Barton Bill Riley Pat Preston
1994-1995 Albert Thompson Crystal Barton Bill Riley Pat Preston
1995-1996 Albert Thompson Crystal Barton Bill Riley Theresa Pope
1996-1997 Jim Harris Crystal Barton Bill Riley Theresa Pope
1997-1998 Jim Harris Crystal Barton Bill Riley Theresa Pope
1998-1999 Jim Harris Crystal Barton Bill Riley Theresa Pope
1999-2000 Jim Harris Crystal Barton Bill Riley Theresa Pope
2000-2001 Marion Canedo Crystal Barton Bill Riley Theresa Pope
2001-2002 Marion Canedo Crystal Barton Bill Riley Gary Tydus*
2002-2003 Marion Canedo Crystal Barton Bill Riley Gary Tydus Larry Hunley
2003-2004 Marion Canedo Crystal Barton Bill Riley Gary Tydus Hunley/Cerre*
2004-2005 Yvonne Hargrave Crystal Barton Bill Riley Gary Tydus Jody Covington
2005-2006 James Williams Crystal Barton Bill Riley
2006-2007 James Williams Crystal Barton Bill Riley Gary Tydus
2007-2008 James Williams Crystal Barton Carlos Villarroel Gary Tydus Fatima Morrell
2008-2009 James Williams Crystal Barton Carlos Villarroel Gary Tydus
2009-2010 James Williams Crystal Barton Carlos Villarroel Gary Tydus
2010-2011 James Williams Crystal Barton Carlos Villarroel Naomi Cerre
2011-2012 Amber Dixon* Crystal Barton Carlos Villarroel Charlene Watson Molly Allman
2012-2013 Pamela Brown Crystal Barton Carlos Villarroel Charlene Watson Molly Allman
2013-2014 Pamela Brown Crystal Barton Carlos Villarroel Charlene Watson Molly Forero
2014-2015 Don Ogilvie* Crystal Barton Dan Bass Charlene Watson Marck Abraham*

* Denotes interim appointment

Academics[edit]

School 56, where McKinley 9th graders were housed from 2010-2012.

McKinley offers Regents level courses as required by New York State. McKinley's curriculum includes a career and technical component in classes such as Advertising Art, Aquatic Ecology, Horticulture, Machine Tool Technology, Printing, and four Building Trades: Electrical Technology, Carpentry, Plumbing, and Sheet Metal Technology.

Mckinley Vocational High School made AYP in 2008. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of New York in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. .

In 2007, McKinley Vocational High School had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New York average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fairbanks, P., & Sommer, M. (2008, February 17). Bully or best buddy? Barton's two sides. The Buffalo News.
  2. ^ William F. Riley, Buffalo Schools assistant principal. (2008, November). The Buffalo News
  3. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2007, August 7). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  4. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2005, September 7).
  5. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2004, January 14).Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  6. ^ Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  7. ^ Herod-Zak, R. (2006). 03-22-06 Administrative Board Changes (Supplemental). Board of Education Meeting January 11, 2005 (p. 1). Buffalo: Buffalo Public Schools.
  8. ^ Herod-Zak, R. (2010). 08-25-10 Administrative Board Changes Board of Education Meeting August 25, 2010 (p. 1). Buffalo: Buffalo Public Schools.
  9. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2006, August 22). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  10. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2008, August 13). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  11. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2010, August 25). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  12. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2011, September 14). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.