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Bennett High School
Bennett007
The Front of the BHS building
Address
2885 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
University Heights
Buffalo, New York, Erie County, 14214
USA
Coordinates 42'56'38'N'
78'49'56'W'
Information
Funding type Public
School board Buffalo Board of Education
School district Buffalo Public Schools
Oversight New York State Education Department
Superintendent Amber M. Dixon (interim)
School number 200
Principal David Mauricio
Assistant principals Carlos R. Alvarez. Jr.
Teena M. Jackson
Bert L. Stevenson
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 930 (2011)
Hours in school day 7
Color(s) Blue and Orange
Athletics football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, softball, cross country, track
Mascot Tigers
Website

Bennett High School, Public School 200, is located in the University Heights section of Buffalo, New York. The principal is Dr. David Mauricio, and the current assistant principals are Mr. Carlos Alvarez, Ms. Teena Jackson, and Dr. Bert Stevenson.

Bennett High School is an Exam/Magnet school with three College Prep programs, they are the Academy of International Law (Similar to Pre-law) Business and Computers (similar to Information systems), and Education and the Arts.[1]

History Edit

Bennett High School was built in the 1920s. It has four stories. It is named for Lewis J. Bennett, who donated the land for the school and for All High Stadium. Portions of the movie The Natural were filmed in All High Stadium, although it was filmed as Wrigley Field.

Former principals Edit

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Dr. Charles E. Rhodes–1925-1930s (Vice Principal - Lafayette High School, retired[2])
  • Mr. Emmons B. Farrar–1930s-1942 (Vice Principal - Bennett High School, entered military service[2])
  • Mr. Raymond W. Spear [interim]–1942–1944 (Vice Principal - Riverside High School, named Principal of Riverside High School)
  • Mr. Emmons Farrar–1944-1957 (Administrator on Leave - Bennett High School, retired)
  • Mr. Lloyd A. Miller[2]–1957-1969 (Vice Principal - East High School, retired)
  • Mr. Leonard S. Sikora –1969-1975 (Assistant Principal - Bennett High School, named Principal of Seneca Vocational High School)
  • Mr. John Ward (unknown, retired)
  • Mr. Raymond Meer (Unknown, named Principal of McKinley Vocational High School)
  • Ms. Marilyn C. Wittman–1984[2]-2004 (Director of Business Education - Buffalo Public Schools[3], retired)
  • Mrs. Ramona Y. Thomas-Reynolds–2004[4]-2009 (Principal - West Hertel Academy[5], named Principal of Martin Luther King Multicultural Institute)

Selected former assistant principals Edit

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

Selected former administrators Edit

Year Superintendent Principal Asst. Principal
1958-1959 Lloyd Miller Morris Raitka
1964-1965 Lloyd Miller Leonard Sikora James Foley
1965-1966 Lloyd Miller Leonard Sikora James Foley
1966-1967 Lloyd Miller Leonard Sikora Tony Vetrano
1967-1968 Lloyd Miller Leonard Sikora Tony Vetrano Frank Weitz
1968-1969 Lloyd Miller Leonard Sikora Adam Dziman Frank Weitz
1969-1970 Leonard Sikora Paul Ludwig Adam Dziman Frank Weitz
1970-1971 Leonard Sikora John Davis Adam Dziman Frank Weitz
1971-1972 Leonard Sikora John Davis Adam Dziman Dan Kublitz
1972-1973 Leonard Sikora John Davis Adam Dziman Dan Kublitz
1973-1974 Leonard Sikora John Davis Adam Dziman Gordon Baum
1984-1985 Eugene Reville Marilyn Wittman Crystal Boling
1985-1986 Eugene Reville Marilyn Wittman Crystal Boling
1986-1987 Eugene Reville Marilyn Wittman Crystal Boling
1987-1988 Eugene Reville Marilyn Wittman Robert Barton
1988-1989 Eugene Reville Marilyn Wittman Robert Barton
1989-1990 Alfred Thompson Marilyn Wittman Robert Barton
1990-1991 Alfred Thompson Marilyn Wittman Andre Smith Louise Klier
1991-1992 Alfred Thompson Marilyn Wittman Andre Smith
1992-1993 Alfred Thompson Marilyn Wittman Andre Smith
1993-1994 Alfred Thompson Marilyn Wittman Andre Smith
1994-1995 Alfred Thompson Marilyn Wittman Geraldine Horton
1995-1996 Alfred Thompson Marilyn Wittman Geraldine Horton Daniel Manley
1996-1997 Albert Thompson Marilyn Wittman Geraldine Horton Daniel Manley
1997-1998 Jim Harris Marilyn Wittman Geraldine Horton
1998-1999 Jim Harris Marilyn Wittman
1999-2000 Jim Harris Marilyn Wittman
2000-2001 Marion Canedo Marilyn Wittman Julie Horn Robin Monaham
2001-2002 Marion Canedo Marilyn Wittman Julie Horn Robin Monaham
2002-2003 Marion Canedo Marilyn Wittman Julie Horn Robin Monaham Randy Muldrow
2003-2004 Marion Canedo Marilyn Wittman Julie Horn Robin Monaham Randy Muldrow
2004-2005 Yvonne Hargrave* Ramona Reynolds Julie Horn Craig Brodnicki Randy Muldrow
2005-2006 James Williams Ramona Reynolds Julie Horn Craig Brodnicki Randy Muldrow
2006-2007 James Williams Ramona Reynolds Julie Horn Denise Grochowski Randy Muldrow
2007-2008 James Williams Ramona Reynolds Julie Horn Denise Grochowski Muldrow/Boatwright*
2008-2009 James Williams Ramona Reynolds Julie Horn Denise Grochowski Bert Stevenson
2009-2010 James Williams David Mauricio Carlos Alvarez Teena Jackson Bert Stevenson
2010-2011 James Williams David Mauricio Carlos Alvarez Teena Jackson Bert Stevenson
2011-2012 Amber Dixon* David Mauricio Carlos Alvarez Teena Jackson Bert Stevenson

*Denotes interim appointment

Notable alumniEdit

  • Robert E. Rich Sr. - Rich Products Corporation founder
  • Sorrell Booke '48- portrayed Boss Hogg in the Dukes of Hazard TV show
  • Michael Bennett DiFiglia '61 - Broadway writer
  • Bob Lanier '66 - Basketball Hall of Famer
  • Rick James - Funk superstar
  • Beverly Johnson - first Black cover model for Vogue
  • Reed Hadley - Actor
  • John Elliot - Songwriter

Schedule Edit

Period Number/Activity Beginning Bell End Bell
Breakfast/Doors Open 8:00 8:15
Homeroom 8:21 8:30
Period 1 8:43 9:13
Period 2 9:17 9:56
Period 3 10:00 10:39
Period 4 10:43 11:22
Period 5 11:26 12:05
Period 6 12:09 12:48
Period 7 12:52 1:31
Period 8 1:35 2:14
Period 9 2:18 2:57

Detention and other after school activities begin at 3:00 PM.

References Edit

  1. Bennett High School Programs (2008). Retrieved 10 September 2010, from Buffalo Public Schools Website: http://www.buffaloschools.org/Bennett.cfm?subpage=1711
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Bennett High School Alumni Association. (2000). About Us. Retrieved October 17, 2010, from Bennett High School Alumni Association: http://www.bennettalumni.com/index.php?id=13
  3. Hammersley, M. (1993, January 10). Critics Call Bennett Principal Too Tough. The Buffalo News, p. A1.
  4. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/repcrd2004/overview-analysis/140600010099.pdf
  5. http://www.au.org/media/church-and-state/archives/2004/04/prayer-services.html
  6. Fairbanks, P., & Sommer, M. (2008, February 17). Bully or best bud? Barton's two sides. The Buffalo News .
  7. http://notes2.buffalo.k12.ny.us/doc/BoardMee.nsf/bf25ab0f47ba5dd785256499006b15a4/85ad521bfca92ca485256d82006a2e43/$FILE/admin%20appt%2011-06-02.pdf
  8. Boatwright, W. (2010). William Boatwright - LinkedIn. Retrieved October 17, 2010, from Linkedin.com: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/william-boatwright/1a/a16/b77

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