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East High School of Excellence
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East High in Spring 2011
Address
820 Northampton Street
Buffalo, NY
East Buffalo
Buffalo, New York, Erie County, 14211
United States
Information
Type Public, Coeducational
Status Persistently Lowest‐Achieving/School Under Registration Review
School district Buffalo Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. James Williams
School number 307
Principal Casey Young-Welch
Assistant principals Ilene Gelber
Benjamin Willis
Grades 9-12
Campus Urban
Website

East High School is a comprehensive high school located in the East Side of Buffalo, New York. It serves 610 students from Grades 9-12[1]. The current principal is Dr. Casey Young Welch, and the current assistant principals are Ms. Irene Gelber and Mr. Benjamin Willis.

History Edit

East High School was constructed in 1926. In 1979, due to poor academic performance, the school was transformed into the Buffalo Vocational Technical Center, where students took vocational and career-oriented classes in addition to the core academics at their regular high school. The school was close to being closed and transformed into an elementary/middle school campus in 1999, but that decision was revoked by the Buffalo Board of Education due to mounting public pressure. In 2002, the Vocational center was ultimately closed, and the building re-opened in 2005 once again as East High School.

In the spring of 2011, it was proposed that the current principal be replaced and the school would become an all-male school. Although the principal was place on assignment within the district offices, there are no known plans to change the schools' enrollment demographics at this time.

Selected former principals Edit

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Mr. Charles J. Costello–?-1948 (Vice Principal - East High School, unknown)
  • Mr. Victor J. Kless–1948-1952 (Vice Principal - East High School, passed away)
  • Mr. William H. Davenport–1952-1961 (Vice Principal - Kensington High School, retired)
  • Mr. Robert J. Rentz–1961-1968 (Vice Principal - East High School, retired)
  • Mr. Alonzo W. Thompson–1968-1975 (Vice Principal - Clinton Junior High School, named Director of Buffalo Public Schools' Office of Affirmative Action)
  • Mr. William D. Bennett–1975-1979 (Chemistry teacher - East High School, named Principal of Buffalo Vocational Technical Center)
  • Ms. Geraldine Horton–2005-2011 (Principal - Buffalo Traditional School, named Supervising Principal of Buffalo Public Schools)

Selected former assistant principals Edit

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

Selected former administrators Edit

Year Superintendent Principal Asst. Principal
1952-1953 Bill Davenport Lloyd Miller Carl Walz
1961-1962 Bob Rentz John Demerly Bill Blomberg
1962-1963 Bob Rentz John Demerly Bill Blomberg
1964-1965 Bob Rentz Gerald Hare Jim Harmon
1965-1966 Bob Rentz Gerald Hare Jim Harmon
1966-1967 Bob Rentz Gerald Hare Jim Harmon
1967-1968 Bob Rentz Gerald Hare Jim Harmon
1970-1971 Alonzo Thompson Alfred Raso Nelson Scott Rick Ganter
2004-2005 Yvonne Hargrave* Geraldine Horton Larry Hunley
2005-2006 James Williams Geraldine Horton Ilene Gelber Gary Tydus
2006-2007 James Williams Geraldine Horton Ilene Gelber Naomi Cerre
2007-2008 James Williams Geraldine Horton Ilene Gelber Naomi Cerre
2008-2009 James Williams Geraldine Horton Ilene Gelber Naomi Cerre Alvion Johnson
2009-2010 James Williams Geraldine Horton Ilene Gelber Naomi Cerre Alvion Johnson
2010-2011 James Williams Geraldine Horton Ilene Gelber Ben Willis
2011-2012 Amber Dixon* Casey Young Ilene Gelber Ben Willis

*Denotes interim appointment

References Edit

External links Edit

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