Bridgehampton Union Free School District
|Bridgehampton Union Free School District|
|Southampton (town), New York
|Type||Public School District|
|Superintendent||Dr. Lois Favre|
Bridgehampton Union Free School District is a public school district located in the Town of Southampton on Long Island, in Suffolk County, New York, United States. It is roughly co-extensive with the hamlet (and census-designated place) of Bridgehampton.
The total enrollment for the 2007-2008 school year was 131 students.
The superintendent is Dr. Lois Favre.
Bridgehampton School, the only school in the district, educates students from Pre-K to Grade 12.
The sports teams are known as the "Killer Bees," and the basketball team has won nine small-school (Class D) state championships as of 2016, including in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2015. Students now play football at East Hampton, New York High School in a consoritum that also includes Pierson Middle-High School in Sag Harbor, New York.
For a period that lasted through most of the 1990s, the school had a primarily African-American enrollment, but a 2004 New York Times article detailed large demographic changes in the community and the school.
Due to its small size, some have proposed that the high school portion of the school should be closed and students sent to larger nearby high schools in adjacent districts. A ballot to close the high school during the 1987-88 school year narrowly succeeded, but was later overturned. A 2009 initiative was also defeated.
- Carl Yastrzemski (Class of 1957)
- The New York State District Report Card, Accountability and Overview Report, 2007-08 Archived June 4, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- Murphy, Rick (Jan 5, 1997). "Bridgehampton's Killer Bees Gear Up to Defend the State Title". The New York Times. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
- Murphy, Rick (Mar 21, 1999). "Aiming for the Next Level, He Shoots, She Scores". The New York Times. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
- NYSPHSAA Champions History Archived October 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine., section4hoops.com
- "A Reprieve For Vanishing Long Island Farms?". The New York Times. June 19, 1977.("The Bridgehampton school system has already gone through its own East End version of 'white flight', and 85 percent of the school children are now black, although the total population figures are almost completely reversed.")
- Algar, Selim (Oct 10, 2004). "Rah-Rah Market Claims a Neighborhood". The New York Times. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
- "Don't Close the School (Editorial)". Dan's Papers. May 15, 2009.
- "Closing School May Cost Taxpayers More". Dan's Papers. May 2, 2008.
- "School To Stay Open!". Dan's Papers. May 21, 2009.