North Tonawanda High School

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North Tonawanda High School
405 Meadow Drive
North Tonawanda, New York, (Niagara County) 14120
Coordinates 43°03′03″N 78°52′15″W / 43.050764°N 78.870764°W / 43.050764; -78.870764Coordinates: 43°03′03″N 78°52′15″W / 43.050764°N 78.870764°W / 43.050764; -78.870764
Type Public, Coeducational
School board North Tonawanda School Board
School district North Tonawanda City School District
NCES District ID 3621240[1]
Superintendent Gregory J. Woytila
CEEB code 334-230
NCES School ID 4009000100115[2]
Principal James V. Fisher
Assistant Principal of Attendance Katie M. Smith
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1307 [2] (2010-2011 [2])
 • Grade 9 328 [2]
 • Grade 10 316 [2]
 • Grade 11 344 [2]
 • Grade 12 310 [2]
 • Other 9
Color(s) Red and Blue          
Athletics conference Section VI
Mascot Lumberjacks
Newspaper The Horizon
Yearbook NorthStar
Feeder schools North Tonawanda Middle School

North Tonawanda High School or N.T.H.S., is a public high school located in North Tonawanda, New York. N.T.H.S. is the high school for the North Tonawanda City School District. The current principal is Mr. James Fisher, and the current assistant principals are Mr. Kristopher Clester, Mr. Michael Mann, and Mrs. Katie Smith.



North Tonawanda High School houses four smaller career academies: The Academy of Business and Finance, The Academy of Engineering & Architecture, the Academy of Information Technology, and the Academy of International Studies. Each academy accepts around twenty new students each school year, wherein each student takes a track of classes within that discipline to prepare students for further exploring that career strand in college.


Selected former principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Mr. George L. Lowry–1927-1962 (Teacher - North Tonawanda High School, named Principal of North Tonawanda Junior High[3])
  • Mr. Earl Fonner–1962-1972 (Assistant Principal - North Tonawanda High School, retired)
  • Dr. B. Frank Sheppard–?-1979 (Assistant Principal - North Tonawanda Middle School, retired)
  • Mr. John T. Mahoney–1979-1987 (Principal - Perry Junior/Senior High School, resigned)
  • Mr. Joseph Burruano–1987-1990 (Principal - Payne Junior High School, retired[4])
  • Mr. Martin R. Heavey, Jr.–1990-1993 (Assistant Principal - Orchard Park High School, named Principal of Cleveland Hill High School[5])
  • Mr. Franklin D. Ruggiero–1993-1999 (Principal - Jefferson Middle School, died[6])
  • Mr. Albert J. Almansberger–1999-2005 (Principal - Keshequa Junior-Senior High School,[7] retired)

Notable alumni, teachers and coaches[edit]


  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for North Tonawanda City School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for North Tonawanda High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ George Lowry, North Tonawanda Principal. (1991, October 14). The Buffalo News
  4. ^ Batzer, R. (1990, April 5). N. Tonawanda principal stepping down; Burruano retiring from high - school at semester's end. The Buffalo News
  5. ^ Carroll, P. (1993, June 24). Heavey named Cleveland Hill Principal. The Buffalo News
  6. ^ Batzer, D. (1999, May 20). Franklin D. Ruggiero dies; Principal of North Tonawanda - High School. The Buffalo News, p. E5.
  7. ^ Batzer, R. (1999, August 12). Homeowner savings of $57 seen in school tax. The Buffalo News, p. B5.

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