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Riverside Institute of Technology
RITBuffalo.JPG
The Riverside building in Fall 2010
Address
51 Ontario Street
Buffalo, NY
Black Rock
Buffalo, New York, Erie County, 14207
United States
Information
Type Public, Coeducational
Status On State Watch List
School district Buffalo Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. James Williams
School number 205
Principal Denise E. Clarke
Assistant principals Jason B. Madden
Aarin J. Pellitieri
Laura M. Samulski
Grades 9-12
Campus Urban
Website

Riverside Institute of Technology (formerly known as Riverside High School) is a high school located in Buffalo, New York. It serves Grades 9 - 12 and teaches according to the Board of Regents. The current Principal is Mrs. Denise Clarke, and the current assistant principals are Mrs. Aarin Pellitieri, Mr. Jason Madden, Ms. Lauren Samulski.

Academics Edit

Scheduling Edit

Period Number/Activity Beginning Bell End Bell
Homeroom 8:05 8:15
Period 1 8:19 8:57
Period 2 9:01 9:39
Period 3 9:43 10:21
Period 4 10:25 11:03
Period 5/Lunch 11:07 11:45
Period 6/Lunch 11:49 12:27
Period 7/Lunch 12:31 1:09
Period 8 1:13 1:51
Period 9 1:55 2:33

History Edit

Riverside High School began construction in the late in 1920's and was completed in time for the 1930 school year. In 2002, the name of the school was changed to "Riverside Institute of Technology" and was renovated from 2008-2010. The new renovations included updated classrooms and improvements to the auditorium, as well as a new weight room and football field.

Selected former principals Edit

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Dr. Charles W. Whitney–1930-1944 (Vice Principal - Hutchinson Central Technical School, retired)
  • Mr. Raymond W. Spear–1944-1957 (Assistant Principal - Riverside High School, retired)
  • Mr. Carl S. Walz–1957-1971 (Principal - Buffalo Evening School, retired)
  • Mr. Michael J. Anelli–1971-1980 (Vice Principal - East High School, named Principal of City Honors School)
  • Mr. John J. Vella–1986-2004[1](unknown, retired)
  • Mr. Michael J. Mogavero–2004-2010 (Principal - Buffalo Traditional School[2], assigned to Buffalo Public Schools' Department of Physical Education[3])

Selected former assistant principals Edit

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Mr. Raymond Spear–1930-1942 (Science teacher - Bennett High School, named Acting Principal of Bennett High School)
  • Mr. Lloyd A. Miller–1942-1943 (Business teacher - Riverside High School, named Vice Principal of East High School)
  • Mr. Irvin H. Himmele–1946-1948 (Vice Principal - Lafayette High School, named Assistant Superintendent for Buffalo City Schools)
  • Mr. Raymond Spear–1948-1952 (Business teacher, named Principal of Riverside High School)
  • Mr. Robert C. McGowan–1952-1958 (Guidance Counselor - Lafayette High School, named Vice Principal of East High School)
  • Mr. Carl Walz
  • Mr. A. Benjamin Ravine–1959-1970 (Vice Principal - Lorraine Elementary, took medical leave)
  • Ms. Suzanne M. Kestner–1963-1966 (Social Studies teacher - Grover Cleveland High School, named Director of Social Studies for Buffalo Public Schools)
  • Mr. Franklin R. Weitz–1966-1967 (unknown, named Assistant Principal of Bennett High School)
  • Mr. Michael Anelli–1967-1970 (Social studies teacher - Riverside High School, named Vice Principal of East High School)
  • Mr. James A. Farley–1969-? (Social Studies teacher - Seneca Vocational High School, unknown)
  • Mr. Summer Nunley [interim]–1970-?
  • Mr. Charles Sodaro–1971-? (Assistant Principal - Kensington High School, unknown)
  • Mr. John R. Robinson–1972-? (Science teacher - Clinton Junior High School, named Assistant Principal of Bennett High School)
  • Mrs. Susan M. Doyle–1990-1994 (Special Education coordinator - Buffalo Traditional School, named Principal of Buffalo Traditional)
  • Mr. Thomas F. Vitale–1994-? (Educational Diagnostician - Buffalo Public Schools, named Principal of P.S. 42 Occupational Training Center)
  • Mr. Gary R. Lopez–?-2010[4] (Assistant Principal - Kensington High School, retired)
  • Ms. Carol A. Wilson–?-2007 (Counselor - Riverside High School, retired)
  • Ms. Louise A. Klier–2007-2009 (Assistant Principal - International School 45, named Assistant Principal of Martin Luther King Multicultural Institute)
  • Mrs. Denise Clarke–2009-2010 (Assistant Principal - Lafayette High School, named Interim Principal of Riverside Institute of Technology)

Selected former administrators Edit

Year Superintendent Principal Asst. Principal Asst. Principal Asst. Principal
1930-1931 Charlie Whitney Ray Spear
1931-1932 Charlie Whitney Ray Spear
1932-1933 Charlie Whitney Ray Spear
1933-1934 Charlie Whitney Ray Spear
1934-1935 Charlie Whitney Ray Spear
1935-1936 Charlie Whitney Ray Spear
1936-1937 Charlie Whitney Ray Spear
1937-1938 Charlie Whitney Ray Spear
1938-1939 Charlie Whitney Ray Spear
1939-1940 Charlie Whitney Ray Spear
1940-1941 Charlie Whitney Ray Spear
1941-1942 Charlie Whitney Ray Spear
1942-1943 Charlie Whitney Lloyd Miller
1943-1944 Charlie Whitney
1944-1945 Ray Spear
1945-1946 Ray Spear
1946-1947 Ray Spear Irvin Himmele
1947-1948 Ray Spear Irvin Himmele
1948-1949 Ray Spear Irvin Himmele
1949-1950 Ray Spear Irvin Himmele
1950-1951 Ray Spear
1951-1952 Ray Spear
1952-1953 Ray Spear Rob McGowan
1953-1954 Ray Spear Rob McGowan
1954-1955 Ray Spear Rob McGowan
1955-1956 Ray Spear Rob McGowan
1956-1957 Ray Spear Rob McGowan
1957-1958 Carl Walz Rob McGowan
1958-1959 Carl Walz
1959-1961 Carl Walz Ben Ravine
1961-1962 Carl Walz Ben Ravine
1962-1963 Carl Walz Ben Ravine
1963-1964 Carl Walz Ben Ravine Suzanne Kestner
1964-1965 Carl Walz Ben Ravine Suzanne Kestner
1965-1966 Carl Walz Ben Ravine Suzanne Kestner
1966-1967 Carl Walz Ben Ravine Frank Weitz
1967-1968 Carl Walz Ben Ravine Mike Anelli
1968-1969 Carl Walz Ben Ravine Mike Anelli
1969-1970 Carl Walz Revine/Farley Mike Anelli
1970-1971 Carl Walz Jim Farley Sumner Nanley
1971-1972 Mike Anelli Jim Farley Charlie Sodaro
1972-1973 Mike Anelli John Robinson
1973-1974 Mike Anelli
1974-1975 Mike Anelli
1975-1976 Mike Anelli
1976-1977 Mike Anelli
1977-1978 Mike Anelli
1978-1979 Mike Anelli
1979-1980 Mike Anelli
1990-1991 Albert Thompson John Vella Susan Doyle
1991-1992 Albert Thompson John Vella Susan Doyle
1992-1993 Albert Thompson John Vella Susan Doyle
1993-1994 Albert Thompson John Vella Susan Doyle
1994-1995 Albert Thompson John Vella Tom Vitale
1995-1996 Albert Thompson John Vella Tom Vitale
1996-1997 Albert Thompson John Vella
1997-1998 Jim Harris John Vella
1998-1999 Jim Harris John Vella
1999-2000 Marion Canedo John Vella
2000-2001 Marion Canedo John Vella
2001-2002 Marion Canedo John Vella Gary Lopez Carol Wilson
2002-2003 Marion Canedo John Vella Gary Lopez Carol Wilson
2003-2004 Marion Canedo John Vella Gary Lopez Carol Wilson
2004-2005 Yvonne Hargrave Mike Mogavero Gary Lopez Carol Wilson
2005-2006 James Williams Mike Mogavero Gary Lopez Carol Wilson
2006-2007 James Williams Mike Mogavero Gary Lopez Carol Wilson
2007-2008 James Williams Mike Mogavero Gary Lopez Louise Klier
2008-2009 James Williams Mike Mogavero Gary Lopez Louise Klier
2009-2010 James Williams Mike Mogavero Gary Lopez Denise Clarke
2010-2011 James Williams Denise Clarke Aarin Pellitieri Laura Samulski
2011-2012 Amber Dixon* Denise Clarke Aarin Pellitieri Laura Samulski Jason Madden

Notable alumni Edit

  • Mike Williams–Wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League

References Edit

  1. Mills, R. P. (2004). New York State School Report Card Comprehensive Information Report. Albany: New York State Department Of Education.
  2. Buffalo City Schools. (2004). Elementary Principal Transfers. Board Report (p. 3). Buffalo: Buffalo City Schools.
  3. Pasiack, M. B. (2010, October 3). Rumore to OK grant application. The Buffalo News .
  4. Pasiack, M. B. (2010, August 17). Profile: Riverside Institute of Technology. The Buffalo News.

External linksEdit

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