My grandfather, Herbert Charles Doll (1894-1985), graduated from the ninth grade from the Mineral Spring Road School (Buffalo, New York School #27) in 1910. The Graduation Exercises were held in the auditorium of the YMCA on West Mohawk Street in Buffalo. Programs were distributed and I am lucky enough to have inherited a copy.
I have transcribed the text from the program (see below) so others may learn a bit more about their ancestor's education. Please contact me at kate at katej dot net, if you have further information regarding the school or photographs of students from this era.
According to School Days of Yesterday - Buffalo Public School History (by G. Morton Weed, published by the Buffalo Board of Education in 2000, page 49), Buffalo School #27 began as the Hillery Park Academy, a one room schoolhouse on Cazenovia Street in 1857. The area was wooded farmland at the time. In 1863, another property on Cazenovia Street was purchased (the Fillmore Church) and some proposals favored building a new foundation under it to use as a schoolhouse. The Superintendent recommended tearing it down and salvaged material to construct a new one. The school was built as the Superintendent suggested in 1864. A new steam heated school was built on Mineral Springs Road which opened in 1896; a replacement for the building was constructed on Pawnee Parkway in 1963 in the same neighborhood with an addition to it built in 1970. School 27 was an annex to School 70 for over 10 years until shortly after the new school on Pawnee Parkway opened.