South Shore High School (Brooklyn)

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South Shore High School
South Shore High School jeh.jpg
Looking west from Flatlands Avenue
6565 Flatlands Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Coordinates40°37′59″N 73°55′03″W / 40.63316°N 73.91738°W / 40.63316; -73.91738Coordinates: 40°37′59″N 73°55′03″W / 40.63316°N 73.91738°W / 40.63316; -73.91738
School districtRegion 6
PrincipalJudy Henry
Color(s)Purple and Gold
NicknameThe Shore
InformationPhone: 718-968-4100
Fax: 718-251-0248

South Shore High School is one of the two defunct New York City public high schools in Canarsie, Brooklyn, the other being Canarsie High School. Opened in 1970, it had a capacity of 4000 students in grades nine through twelve. At the peak of enrollment, during the 1975–76 school year, the comprehensive high school had a student population of 6,800, making South Shore the second largest high school in the United States at the time. To accommodate the large capacity of students 13 class periods were provided. The freshmen and sophomores were accommodated in the afternoon–early evening, while juniors and seniors were instructed in the early to late morning.

South Shore High School participated in City University of New York's College Now program, which provided senior-year students the opportunity to take courses for college credit on the high school campus. The program was run in cooperation with Kingsborough Community College.

While South Shore High was relatively problem-free through the 1970s and most of the 1980s, there were a few incidents, particularly during the 1970–71 school year. Several student riots occurred during that opening year, forcing its first principal, Max Bromer, to resign. A riot occurred outside the school on the last day of classes in June 1987, one student was shot to death off campus in May 1990, in July 1990 a student was shot right outside the school in the rotunda; he died in the hospital 5 days later. Another student was stabbed to death in a stairwell in September 1992.

Because of increasing security problems, South Shore High School is now closed and its final class graduated in June 2010. Five smaller schools are now operating on the campus: Brooklyn Theater Arts High School, Brooklyn Bridge Academy, Brooklyn Generation School, Victory Collegiate High School and, Academy for Conservation and the Environment, as well as the South Shore Young Adult Borough Center (YABC), an alternative high school evening program and a Charter school Making it a total of Seven schools in the building.[1]

The Brooklyn Comprehensive Night High School operated on the campus of South Shore High School beginning in 1970, but was closed in 2007.[2]

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  1. ^ Neil S. Friedman (February 14, 2008). "Changes Set For Three Local High Schools". Canarsie Courier. Retrieved January 3, 2010.
  2. ^ Matt Sollars (March 19, 2007). "Good Night, Night School: Brooklyn Comp To Close". Retrieved January 3, 2010.
  3. ^ "South Shore (Brooklyn, NY) Baseball". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved February 13, 2011.

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