Bayard Rustin High School is the third and newest high school of the West Chester Area School District in West Chester, Pennsylvania, named after civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, himself a West Chester native. Construction began in 2003 and the school opened for the 2006-2007 school year. Since opening, Rustin has excelled in both academic competitions and athletic competitions, and in 2011 was named one of Newsweek's top 500 high schools in America.
In 2010, the Rustin Varsity Academic Competition Team, participating in a series of quiz bowl tournaments, placed first in the regional semi-final tournament, placed first in the regional championship tournament, and placed first in the Pennsylvania Academic Competition.
The Rustin Marching Band captured the school's first State Championship in 2006 at the USSBA All States Championships in Allentown. As a result the band was invited to compete in the USSBA National Championships in 2007. The marching band captured another State Championship in 2009 and was again invited to compete in the USSBA National Championships in 2010. They will also be going again for a third time in 2011 thanks to their performance at the 2010 National Championships.