Bassick High School
|Bassick High School|
|1181 Fairfield Avenue
|Principal||Dr. Wayne Alexander|
|Colors||Green & White|
Bassick High School is a US public high school located in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
In 1924, the Bassick Family home was demolished to begin construction for a school. The E & F Construction Company was awarded the contract after submitting a bid for $692,946. Architect E.G. Soothey created a Georgian style plan set back 100 feet from Fairfield Avenue leaving "ample room to the south of the school for a large athletic field."
Bassick Junior High School opened in 1929 with 1,034 students in grades seven through nine and was soon thereafter converted to a senior high school. A new addition was built in 1968 at a cost of $3.5 million.
As of 2006, the school administration planned to continue developing "Achievement and Career Academies" within the school. "These Academies will create small communities of learners that will personalize the educational experience for each student and provide needed support for increased levels of academic achievement," according to the Federal Department of Education Web site. "Through an Advisory Program, Bassick will ensure that each student is known well by at least one adult member of the school community." The program was also to integrate reading and mathematics instruction.
In the federal 2006 fiscal year, The U.S. Department of Education awarded the school $476,753 for a five-year "Smaller Learning Communities" grant.
The school is a member of the FCIAC conference. Bassick's boys' basketball team year started with the loss of junior TaVon Duharte. There was a ceremony during the first game of the season in which the team retired his jersey. Although they lost their first game, the basketball team went on to the playoffs with a record of 23-3, but lost to Weaver High in the third playoff game.
- Angel Echevarria, former MLB player (Colorado Rockies, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs)
- Philip Nastu, former MLB player (San Francisco Giants)
- Daniel Trust, Rwandan Genocide survivor, motivational speaker, and founder of the Daniel Trust Foundation
- "History Of Bassick High School". Bassick High School. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
-  Web page titled "Smaller Learning Communities Awards database / Bassick High School", accessed April 1, 2007
- Bassick High School Web site
- Bassick High School "Strategic School Profile 2005-2006", Connecticut Department of Education
- Bassick High School Web page at Great Schools Web site