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, United States
|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.
Approximately 3,300 students are enrolled at Bayside High School. In terms of race, Asian American students are the largest group, representing 46.5% of the student population. European American students are the second largest group, comprising 19.6% of the student population. Hispanic and Latino students make up 17.1% of the student populace, while African American students are close behind at 16.8% of the student populace.
Bayside High School is one of the highest performing schools in the New York City Department of Education, earning an "A" two years in a row on the 2010-2011 & 2011-12 progress reports NYCDOE Progress Report  Bayside students are selectively admitted into six newly updated programs: Computer Programming, Environmental Research and Technology, Humanities and Historical Research, Sports Medicine and Management, Digital Art and Design and Music Performance and Production. These programs offer students the opportunity to earn college credits, participate in industry internships and learn more about careers in the field. There is no longer a zoned program for Bayside High School. The school has an 92% 4-year graduation rate; 91% of all students graduate within five 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:
- Environmental Science
- Calculus AB/Calculus BC
- Chinese Language and Culture
- English Language and Composition
- English Literature and Composition
- Computer Science A
- Latin: Vergil
- Spanish Language
- United States History
- World History
Student organizations and clubs
Anime Club, Archon, Arista (National Honor Society), Badminton Club, Big Brother/Big Sister, Baysider (Newspaper), Black Student Union, Break Dancing, Bridge to Medicine, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Debate Club, Desi Club, Dominican CLub, French Club, Freshman Council, Greek Club, Green Club, Hong Kong Club, Key Club, Korean Club, Model UN, Moot Court/Mock Trial, Smiles for Miles, Seeker's Christian Club, Raising Awareness for Animals, Senior Council, Sophomore Council, Soundings (Literary Magazine), Sexual Orientation Unity League, Sports Club, and Tri-M National Music Honor Society.
Boys: Baseball & JV Baseball, Basketball & JV Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football & JV Football, Golf, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Cricket, Swimming, Tennis, & Volleyball
Girls: Basketball & JV Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball & JV Volleyball, & Cheerleading
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 4 x 100 meter relay team at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland.
- Ellen Baker (1953-), Astronaut - Class of 1970.
- Jordan Belfort (1962-), Character on which the film, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013 film) is based.
- Jason Eskenazi, photographer.
- Ronnie Harmon (1964-), professional football player.
- Matthew Kaye, pro wrestler and announcer who goes by the ring name Matt Striker and is current employed by World Wrestling Entertainment on their Smackdown brand
- David Nolan (1946-), historian and author of Fifty Feet in Paradise and The Houses of St. Augustine.
- Joe Thomas (born 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, New York 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.
- Michael Todd "Mike" Tirico (born December 13, 1966) is an announcer for ESPN
- 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."