Bayside High School (Queens)

Coordinates: 40°46′17″N 73°46′51″W / 40.77139°N 73.78083°W / 40.77139; -73.78083
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Bayside High School
32-24 Corporal Kennedy Street, Bayside, NY 11361-1061

New York City
New York

United States
Coordinates40°46′17″N 73°46′51″W / 40.77139°N 73.78083°W / 40.77139; -73.78083
TypePublic high school
MottoAnchored in Excellence
EstablishedMarch 16, 1936[1]
School boardNew York City Public Schools
School number26Q495
NCES School ID360009901917[2]
PrincipalTracy Martinez
Faculty185.5 FTEs[2]
Enrollment3,025 (as of 2021–22)[2]
Student to teacher ratio16.3:1[2]
Color(s)Blue   and Orange  
NewspaperThe Baysider

Bayside High School is an American public high school located in the Bayside neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens. It is administered by the New York City Department of Education.


Bayside is one of the highest performing schools in the New York City Department of Education. Its students are admitted into six newly updated programs:[3] Digital Art & Design, Music Performance & Production, Environmental Engineering & Technology, Humanities & Non-Profit Management, Computer Programming & Web Design, and Sports Medicine & Management.[4] These programs offer students the opportunity to earn college credits,[3] participate in industry internships and learn more about careers in the field.[4]

The school has a 98.6% four-year graduation rate, the highest of any large open-admissions high school in the NYC DOE. 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 been recognized for "closing the achievement gap" for minority students, English language learners (ELL) and students with special needs.[5] The school offers their students to graduate early if they earn the proper amount of credits.

As of the 2021–22 school year, the school had an enrollment of 3,025 students and 185.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 16.3:1. There were 2,049 students (67.7% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 159 (5.3% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[2]


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 and Andrew Jackson HS were the final two schools to be completed.[1][6][7][8] The design was based on Kirby Hall in Gretton, Northamptonshire, England.[9] The schools were designed as small campuses to provide a "somewhat collegiate atmosphere".[8] The design of Bayside High School and the other schools, created by architect Walter C. Martin, was considered to be "a modern adaptation of the Adams, Lincoln, and Tilden High Schools", which had all been completed by 1929.[8] Bayside High School was also the first school building in the city to be constructed using Federal funds, built by the Public Works Administration from 1934 to 1936 at the cost of $2.5 million (equivalent to $52.7 million in 2022).[9][10]

Bayside opened its doors on March 16, 1936, taking in 2,300 students who had previously attended Flushing High School.[10]

In 1978 the Bayside High School music program, then under department chairman Sidney Lovett and teacher 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]


  1. ^ a b Selby, Alexandra; Umpierrez, Amanda (February 2011). "Baysides' 75th" (PDF). The Baysider. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e School data for Bayside High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 1, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Bayside High School, Q495, Borough of Queens , Zip Code 11361". November 3, 2011. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Bayside-Douglaston, NY Patch | Local News, Community, Sports, Shopping, Restaurants, Things To Do". Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  5. ^ Walcott, Dennis, M. Progress Report 2010-11. NYC Department of Education
  6. ^ "FEDERAL AID ASKED FOR 2 CITY WORKS; $2,500,000 Loan Sought for Construction of Bayside High School in Queens" (PDF). The New York Times. October 4, 1933. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "PLANS FOR 4 SCHOOLS APPROVED BY BOARD; New Buildings Will Provide Seats for 8,250 Children and Cost $2,500,000" (PDF). The New York Times. September 26, 1935. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ a b c "New High Schools to Have Campuses; Architectural Plan of Jackson Building and Three Others to Be Collegiate in Style; Design is Modernistic; Besides Queens School, Two In the Bronx and One in Brooklyn Are to Be of This Type" (PDF). The New York Times. December 27, 1931. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  9. ^ a b Tompkins, Richard (October 13, 1935). "Program Speeded For New Schools; $25,000,000 of Construction With PWA Funds Will Be Under Way by Christmas" (PDF). The New York Times. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Bayside School Opened; 2,300 Students at the $2,500,000 Institution Built by PWA" (PDF). The New York Times. March 17, 1936. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ Brooklyn's Borough President.
  12. ^ Mays, Jeffrey C. "Adrienne Adams Makes History as First Black N.Y.C. Council Speaker", The New York Times, January 5, 2022. Accessed December 21, 2022. "Ms. Adams and Mr. Adams were classmates at Bayside High School in Queens in the late 1970s. Mr. Adams, discouraged by an undetected learning disability, has spoken often about not being a model student. Ms. Adams, on the other hand, was a cheerleader who founded a gospel chorus at the high school, which was mostly white at the time."
  13. ^ 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."
  14. ^ Harrigan, Susan (March 25, 2001) Castles Made of Sand. Brokers who rode fraud to riches now federal witnesses.
  15. ^ Zeichner, Naomi. "At Home With: Action Bronson", The Fader, November 30, 2011. Accessed December 21, 2022. "Action Bronson lives in the apartment he's lived in his whole life, at the southern edge of Flushing, Queens. Before he started rapping, Bronson dropped out of Bayside High School and cooked at his father's still-open Mediterranean restaurant in Forest Hills, which specializes in Albanian dishes like Jani me Fasule, a white bean stew."
  16. ^ "From NY to Israel, analyst’s longtime friendship with David Blatt", New York Post, June 14, 2015. Accessed December 7, 2020. "Glenn Consor was a New York basketball junkie who used to take the 7 train from Flushing to the Garden to watch his idol, Clyde Frazier. He starred at Bayside High School and Boston University, where he became Rick Pitino’s first point guard in 1979 and ’80, then became so popular playing for Maccabi Haifa they called him Magic Consor in Israel."
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  19. ^ "Q&A; Assemblyman Steve Englebright ’75", Stony Brook Matters. Accessed December 21, 2022. "Assemblyman Englebright is a graduate of Bayside High School, received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee in 1969 and a Master of Science degree in Paleontology/Sedimentology from Stony Brook University."
  20. ^ Goldstein, Richard. "Mae Faggs Starr, Champion And Track Mentor, Dies at 67", The New York Times, February 11, 2000. Accessed December 21, 2022. "Aeriwentha Mae Faggs was born in Mays Landing, N.J., but grew up in New York City. She was a student at Bayside High School in Queens when, at age 16, she competed in the 1948 Olympics in London, failing to qualify for the 200-meter finals."
  21. ^ Otterman, Sharon. "Obscuring a Muslim Name, and an American’s Sacrifice", The New York Times, January 1, 2012. Accessed December 21, 2022. "Despite this history, Mohammad Salman Hamdani is nowhere to be found in the long list of fallen first responders at the National September 11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan.... Mr. Hamdani attended Catholic school in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, until the eighth grade, and then played football for Bayside High School in Queens."
  22. ^ 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."
  23. ^ a b c Sharpe-Young, Garry (2007). Metal: The Definitive Guide : Heavy, NWOBH, Progressive, Thrash, Death, Black, Gothic, Doom, Nu. Jawbone Press. ISBN 978-1-906002-01-5.
  24. ^ "Jipsta - Chart history | Billboard". Billboard. Archived from the original on June 13, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  25. ^ Glader, Sue. "Daymond John, Entrepreneur, Yale Center for Dyslexia. Accessed December 21, 2022. "The answer was Bayside High School’s co-op program, where students worked full-time one week and went to school the next."
  26. ^ Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey, p. 227. E. J. Mullin, 2001. Accessed December 21, 2022. "Senator Sinagra was born in Queens, N.Y., March 18, 1950. He attended Bayside High School there, and received a bachelor's degree from the College of Emporia in 1972."

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