Bayside High School (Palm Bay, Florida)

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Bayside High School
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"Bayside Bears... Make History!!"[1]
Palm Bay, Florida, United States
Type Public
Established 1998
Principal Robin Novelli
Staff 122
Enrollment 1930
Number of students Grades 9-12
Color(s) Primary (Black and Teal) Secondary (Silver)
Mascot Bear
Information gathered from the 2004-05 Accountability Reports

Bayside High School is a high school in Palm Bay, Florida. It is part of the Brevard Public Schools System.


In January 2007 school began an Engineering magnet program known as Bayside Engineering and Technology Academy (BETA).[2] Beginning in the 2011-12 year, the school began a new academy, known as Bayside Fine and Technical Arts (ENCORE).[3]


Bayside opened in August 1998 with grades 9 and 10. Grade 11 was added in 1999, grade 12 in 2000.

On May 12, 2008, the school was evacuated, threatened by a city-wide fire. The school was closed the following day along with other schools in the Palm Bay area.[4]

Building and Growth[edit]

The school is based on a design by Schenkel Shultz.[5] The final estimated cost was just over $10 million. In 2009, a classroom building and an auditorium were added.


  • For the 2006-2007 School year Bayside was rated for the first time as an "A" school under the Florida A++ plan. The school had been rated a "B" for the previous 4 years.


The mascot is the bear. The school competes in the FHSAA Class 5A.[6] The school football team was the Class 5A, District 11 district champions for the first time in 2009. Bayside's main local athletic rivals are Heritage High School and Palm Bay High School.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. Robert Petty, 1997–2001
  2. John Tuttle, 2001–2008
  3. Robin Novelli, 2008–2013
  4. Christine Moore, 2013-present


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  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Bayside High School (August 1, 2007). BETA. Bayside High School. 
  4. ^ Staff reporters (May 13, 2008). PALM BAY IN FLAMES. Florida Today. 
  5. ^ Schenkel Shultz Official website
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ Cherry, Mike (25 December 2009). "Herschel & Hurst". Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today. pp. 3C. 

Coordinates: 27°57′3.80″N 80°40′35.19″W / 27.9510556°N 80.6764417°W / 27.9510556; -80.6764417