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Dr. Charles R. Drew Science Magnet

Dr. Charles E. Drew Science Magnet is an elementary magnet school in Buffalo, New York. It serves Grades 3 through 8 and is located at 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Buffalo, NY. The current principal is Dr. Mirlene Dere.

Dr. Charles R. Drew Science Magnet
1 Martin Luther King Jr. Park

Master District

New York

United States
Coordinates42°54′32.4″N 78°48′17.2″W / 42.909000°N 78.804778°W / 42.909000; -78.804778Coordinates: 42°54′32.4″N 78°48′17.2″W / 42.909000°N 78.804778°W / 42.909000; -78.804778
MottoBe Responsible...Respect Yourself and Others...Strive for Excellence
StatusPriority School
School districtBuffalo Public
SuperintendentDr. Kriner Cash
School number59
PrincipalMirlene Dere Ph.D
Vice PrincipalMark W. Shoemaker
SloganScience Is Only The Beginning
Feeder schoolsAnnex 59A
School CounselerMicheal Phinney


The Science Magnet is physically connected to the Buffalo Museum of Science at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. The school has a satellite site for Grades PreK-2 on nearby A Street, and previously had satellites at the Buffalo Zoo and at 775 Best Street.


School 24, the Science Magnet's first building.
School 11, wehere The Science Magnet's was housed from 2012-2014.

The Science Magnet was formed in the mid-1970s and housed at the former School 24. The Museum Site was constructed in the late 1980s and opened to students in 1990. The school originally housed Grades K through 6 before opening its satellites and switching to Grades 3 through 8. Grades 7 and 8 were housed at the Buffalo Zoo.

The School 24 site was closed in 2002, and the Zoo site in 2011. Beginning in Fall 2012, the school's museum site underwent renovations. The school was housed at the former Poplar Academy School on Poplar Avenue until 2014.

Former principalsEdit

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses


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