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=College
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.

Approximately 3,300[1] 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.[2]

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 [3] Bayside students are selectively admitted into six newly updated programs:[4] Computer Programming, Environmental Research and Technology, Humanities and Historical Research, Sports Medicine and Management, Digital Art and Design and Music Performance and Production.[5] These programs offer students the opportunity to earn college credits,[6] participate in industry internships and learn more about careers in the field.[7] There is no longer a zoned program for Bayside High School. The school has an 92% 4-year graduation rate;[8] 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 [9]

Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings[edit]

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

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

Student organizations and clubs[edit]

Anime Club, Archon, Arista (National Honor Society), Badminton Club, Big Brother/Big Sister, Baysider (Newspaper), Break Dancing, Bridge to Medicine, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Desi Club, Filipino Club, French Club, Freshman Council, Greek Club, Green Club, Hong Kong Club, Junior Council, Key Club, Korean Club, Kpop Club, Latin Club, Math Team, Model UN, Smiles for Miles, Seeker's Christian Club, Raising Awareness for Animals (RAFA), Senior Council, Sophomore Council, Soundings (Literary Magazine), Sexual Orientation Unity League (SOUL), Sports Club, Student Sikh Association, and Tri-M National Music Honor Society.

Sport teams[edit]

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

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

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://www.schoolmatters.com/schools.aspx/q/page=sp/sid=5680119
  3. ^ http://schools.nyc.gov/OA/SchoolReports/2010-11/Progress_Report_2011_HS_Q495.pdf
  4. ^ http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/High/Directory/school/?sid=4726
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/High/Directory/school/?sid=4726
  7. ^ http://bayside.patch.com/articles/bayside-high-launches-niche-programs
  8. ^ http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/High/Directory/school/?sid=4726
  9. ^ http://schools.nyc.gov/OA/SchoolReports/2010-11/Progress_Report_2011_HS_Q495.pdf
  10. ^ 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."
  11. ^ http://www.siliconinvestor.com/readmsg.aspx?msgid=15560777
  12. ^ http://www.brooklyn-usa.org/pages/Eric.html
  13. ^ 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