Bayside High School (Queens)
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|Bayside High School|
|32-24 Corporal Kennedy Street , Bayside, NY 11361-1061
New York City, New York
|Motto||Bayside gets it done.|
|School board||New York City Public Schools|
|Number of students||3,400|
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 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.  Bayside students are selectively admitted into six newly updated programs: Digital Art & Design, Music: Performance & Production, Environmental Engineering & Technology, Humanities & Non-Profit Management, Computer Programming & Web Design, and Sports Medicine & Management.  These programs offer students the opportunity to earn college credits, participate in industry internships and learn more about careers in the field. The school has an 92% 4-year graduation rate; 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 
Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings
The following Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered at Bayside High School:
- Calculus AB/Calculus BC
- Chinese Language and Culture
- Computer Science A
- English Language and Composition
- English Literature and Composition
- Environmental Science
- Latin: Vergil
- Spanish Language
- Studio Art
- United States History
- World History
Student organizations and clubs
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.
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.
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.
- Olivia Longott (1981-), R&B Singer/Rapper, Class of 1998, currently on the VH1 show Love & Hip Hop
- Mae Faggs (1932–2000), Olympic Sprinter, winner of the gold medal as part of the 4x100 meter relay team at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland.
- Ellen Baker (1953-), Astronaut - Class of 1970.
- Jordan Belfort (1962-), former investment banker whose life was the basis the film The Wolf of Wall Street
- Eric Adams (politician), borough President of Brooklyn, New York City
- Jason Eskenazi, photographer
- Ronnie Harmon (1964-), professional football player.
- Matthew Kaye, Former World Wrestling Entertainment Wrestler/Announcer, currently working for Lucha Underground as an announcer.
- David Nolan (1946-), historian and author of Fifty Feet in Paradise and The Houses of St. Augustine
- Joe Thomas (1963-), talk radio host, radio program director (WCHV/Monticello Media) in Charlottesville, Virginia, Class of 1981
- Gia Scala (March 3, 1934–April 30, 1972), actress
- Norman Sturner, real estate developer
- Andrea Peyser (1959-), columnist for the New York Post
- Peggy Adler (Class of 1959), author and illustrator of children's books; investigative researcher
- Scott Ian (Class of 1981), musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist for the heavy metal band Anthrax
- Scott Salem (Class of 1970), radio personality, best known as the engineer for The Howard Stern Show
- Steven Englebright (Class of 1964), paleontologist, politician—member of the New York State Assembly
- Daymond John (born February 23, 1969), founder, president, and CEO of FUBU, and investor on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank
- John Paulson(born December 14, 1955), founder and president of Paulson & Co., a New York-based hedge fund
- Mike Tirico (born December 13, 1966), announcer for ESPN
- Mohammad Salman Hamdani (December 28, 1977–September 11, 2001), lauded for heroism on Sept. 11, 2001
- Kevin Abraham (1999), NBA Player, "Worst Basketball Player Since Swaggy P himself"
- Vincent Sinatra (Class of 1998) paranormal & urban explorer
- Stuart Feldman (1977), founder, Chelsea Capital, Investments
- Dov Levine, 1976, physics professor, coined term "Quasi Crystals"
- Action Bronson, born 1983, class of 2002, rapper.
- 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."
- 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."