Bayside High School (Queens)

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Bayside High School
Address
32-24 Corporal Kennedy Street , Bayside, NY 11361-1061
New York City, New York
United States
Information
Type Public secondary
Motto Bayside gets it done.
Established 1936
School board New York City Public Schools
School number 26Q495
Principal Michael Athy
Grades 912
Number of students 3,400
Campus Urban
Color(s) Blue      and Orange     
Mascot Commodore
Newspaper The Baysider
Website

Bayside High School is a four-year public high school located in Bayside, in the New York City borough of Queens, administered by the New York City Department of Education. Bayside High School, Samuel J. Tilden High School, Abraham Lincoln High School, John Adams High School, Walton High School, Andrew Jackson High School, and Grover Cleveland High School were all built during the Great Depression from one set of blueprints, in order to save money.

Since 1936, Bayside has strived to ensure that all of its students have access to a high-quality education that prepares them for the rigors of college and the workforce. Approximately 3,300[1] students are enrolled at Bayside High School currently.

Bayside High School is one of the highest performing schools in the New York City Department of Education, earning an "A" three years in a row on the 2010-2011, 2011-12, & 2012-2013 NYCDOE Progress Reports. [2] Bayside students are selectively admitted into six newly updated programs:[3] Digital Art & Design, Music: Performance & Production, Environmental Engineering & Technology, Humanities & Non-Profit Management, Computer Programming & Web Design, and Sports Medicine & Management. [4] These programs offer students the opportunity to earn college credits,[5] participate in industry internships and learn more about careers in the field.[6] The school has an 92% 4-year graduation rate;[7] 91% of all students graduate within six years- exceptionally high for a NYC High School. Under principal Michael Athy, who was appointed in Fall, 2008, the school has pioneered Whole Child Guidance practices and is further improving curriculum through the additions of internships and of numerous college-accredited courses. Bayside High School has received positive recognition for "closing the achievement gap" for minority students, English Language Learners (ELL) and students with Special Needs [8]

Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings[edit]

The following Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered at Bayside High School:

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB/Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Computer Science A
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • Latin: Vergil
  • Macroeconomics
  • Physics
  • Spanish Language
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • United States History
  • World History

Student organizations and clubs[edit]

American Red Cross, Anime Club, Archon, Arista (National Honor Society), Art Club, Astronomy Club, Badminton Club, B-Boys, Baysider (Newspaper), Bowling, Bridge to Medicine, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Chinese Yo-Yo Club, Citadel Club, Criminology Club, CrossFit, CTE Club, Dance Club, Drama Club, Filipino Club, Food Club, French Club, Freshman Council, Garden Club, Greek Club, Green Club, Handball, Hong Kong Club, Junior Council, Key Club, Korean Club, K-POP Club, Latin Club, Math Team, Model UN, Muslim Student Association, New York City Experience Club, Raising Awareness for Animals (RAFA) Club, Robotics Club, Seeker’s Christian Club, Senior Council, Sikh Student Association, Smiles for Miles, Sophomore Council, Soundings (Literary Magazine), Sports Medicine Club, Student Ambassadors, Study Club, Tae Kwon Do.

Sport teams[edit]

Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, & Volleyball.

Girls: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, & Volleyball.


History[edit]

Bayside High School, Samuel J. Tilden High School, Abraham Lincoln High School, John Adams High School, Walton High School, Andrew Jackson High School, and Grover Cleveland High School were all built during the Great Depression from one set of blueprints, in order to save money. Bayside graduated its first class in 1936. In 1978 the Bayside High School music program, then under Mr. John Benza, was among the first secondary schools in the nation to purchase and teach Music Synthesis on a synthesizer, the Roland System 100.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://schools.nyc.gov/schoolsearch/
  2. ^ http://schools.nyc.gov/OA/SchoolReports/2010-11/Progress_Report_2011_HS_Q495.pdf
  3. ^ http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/High/Directory/school/?sid=4726
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/High/Directory/school/?sid=4726
  6. ^ http://bayside.patch.com/articles/bayside-high-launches-niche-programs
  7. ^ http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/High/Directory/school/?sid=4726
  8. ^ http://schools.nyc.gov/OA/SchoolReports/2010-11/Progress_Report_2011_HS_Q495.pdf
  9. ^ Hartocollis, Anemona. "COPING; From the Subway to the Stars", The New York Times, February 9, 2003. Accessed February 14, 2008. "There are exceptions, like the daughter of former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman, Ellen Baker, a physician-astronaut who was on the Bayside High School swim team and rode the shuttle Columbia in 1992."
  10. ^ http://www.siliconinvestor.com/readmsg.aspx?msgid=15560777
  11. ^ http://www.brooklyn-usa.org/pages/Eric.html
  12. ^ Harvin, Al. "FOOTBALL; Harmon Likes Seeing New York And Loves Playing in San Diego", The New York Times, November 23, 1991. Accessed May 19, 2008. "'I have to stay with my teammates out in New Jersey, but the first thing I'm going to do when I arrive is to head for Manhattan,' said Harmon, a consensus all-city football player at Bayside High School in Queens when the Commodores were a powerhouse in the late 1970s and early 1980s."

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Coordinates: 40°46′17″N 73°46′51″W / 40.77139°N 73.78083°W / 40.77139; -73.78083