Bennett High School
Address
2885 Main Street

,
14214

Coordinates42°56′38″N 78°49′56″W / 42.94389°N 78.83222°W / 42.94389; -78.83222Coordinates: 42°56′38″N 78°49′56″W / 42.94389°N 78.83222°W / 42.94389; -78.83222
Information
Funding typePublic
MottoOptima Futura
(The Best is Yet to Be)
Opened1925
StatusNow called Lewis J. Bennett High School of Innovated Technology
School districtBuffalo Public Schools
School number200
Grades9–12
Color(s)Blue and orange
   
Team nameTigers
YearbookBeacon
Websitebuffaloschools.org/Bennett.cfm

Bennett High School was an American high school located in the University Heights section of Buffalo, New York. It was named for Lewis J. Bennett, who donated the land for the school and for All High Stadium. Bennett High School formerly was a magnet school with three college prep programs: the Academy of International Law (similar to pre-law), Business and Computers (similar to information systems), and Education and the Arts.[1]

History

Bennett High School was built in the 1920s. It has four stories with 270,000 square feet (25,000 m2). It is named for Lewis J. Bennett, who donated the land for the school and for All High Stadium. Portions of the 1984 movie The Natural were filmed in All High Stadium, although it was filmed as Wrigley Field.

The school was renovated in the summer of 2005 and the summer of 2006. During this time, some students were housed at Bennett while others were housed at nearby School 63 on Minnesota Avenue.

In 2014, the alumni association and the Buffalo Board of Education worked cooperatively to bring a dramatic change to the curriculum at Bennett. In 2017, the last class of students in the original Bennett programs graduated. At the same time a new program was put into place, the Lewis J. Bennett High School of Innovative Technology. Its first graduating class will be in 2020.

Notable alumni

Academics

Schedule

School 63, where selected Bennett students were housed while Bennett was renovated.
School 63, where selected Bennett students were housed while Bennett was renovated.

References

  1. ^ "Bennett High School Programs". Buffalo Public Schools Website. Buffalo Public Schools. Archived from the original on 17 August 2010. Retrieved 10 September 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)