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Bayshore High School

Public | 9-12 | 1409 students

 

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Posted November 16, 2013

I also graduated from Bayshore in 2009. The programs need to be restructured. I remember in my freshmen year, our English teacher gave up teaching our class because he couldn't control the class. Every day we came to class and used the laptops until dismissal. The only positive aspect to those 4 years were that I was able to attend MTI for junior and senior year. I use those skills today even after graduating from FSU. Yes, I had to work harder in college due to the poor teaching at Bayshore. However, with enough encouragement and determination, I graduated FSU magna cum laude. Choose Manatee or Lakewood Ranch HS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2013

Both my son's attend Bayshore, their JROTC program is fantastic, Student Government, Staff, Leadership, it is just above all!!! And with MTI, and FCC within walking distance, it makes it just that more of a add bonus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

I graduated in 2007 and I was in the top 5%. It's what you make of it. Pure laziness on the students part. Almost every single teacher I had was great. They did their job and more. I learned a lot. I got into a lot of colleges on both academic and athletic scholarships. You can't expect to do great if you don't put any effort into it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2010

I graduated in '06 from Bayshore. I moved from Georgia to Bradenton my senior year. I absolutely hated Bayshore High. I was doing math in Algebra 2 that was already taught to me in middle school here in GA. The teachers didn't act like they cared or wanted to be at work teaching their future leaders. Another problem is with the FL graduation test in general. I passed the first try and I honestly didn't understand why students had to keep retaking the test unless they were mentally insufficient. This just proves how sad the school systems in FL, and definately Bayshore, are.


Posted January 26, 2009

I am a current BHS senior and I have attended Bayshore my entire high school career. For the most part, I have been gravely disappointed with the academics. I have Always taken all honors classes and starting my sophomore year, Advanced Placement. I have always taken the most advanced classes bayshore has offered. The problem is, they are not very advanced. I have never felt academically challenged and I feel that this is because Bayshore serves the lower-achieving students first. In an effort to help the intellectually impaired students (a sad majority) that attend Bayshore pass and graduate, classes have become pathetically easy. I recently sat in on an English 3 Honors class (consisting of juniors and seniors) and they are reading a book I read for my 7th grade (middle school!!) English! Honestly, an honors class doing 7th grade work?! Also, the vandalism and graffiti is pretty ridiculous.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2009

I went to Bayshore for 9th grade and i only listened to what my Lang. Arts and Math teachers and screwed around in all my other classes. I hated Bayshore. I thought that they lacked in school spirt and that the teachers didnt do much. Later on i moved to North Port High School, and the only classes i was good at were Math and Lang. Arts. And not only was i good but i was better then most students and the teachers of those subjects were shocked by the skills i used to do my work. Those skills i learned at Bayshore. I now wish i would of listened in all my classes. Bayshore teachers are very good and will help you go far, aslong as the student is willing to work. As for Bayshores sports, they are getting better. And the arts there, someone is always getting a prize.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2008

Having moved from a northern private school and attended Bayshore from 2003-2006, I can tell you my three years there were an experience. The lack of school spirit is a bit..depressing. Students as well as teachers have a limited amount of pride and I think that is only a minute part of the problem. Students seem to be completely content with mediocrity. There never seemed to be a drive to succeed and be the best at anything, and in my three years the students I encountered who actually cared were few. As a transfer student I chose Bayshore because when I walked through the door for an orientation I was greeted by many friendly smiles and introductions. I found the school to be very welcoming . However, the upcoming underclassmen were not this way. I would not recommend Bayshore for anyone wanting academic challenges. - BHS Alumni c/o 06
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2008

I'm a current student at Bayshore High school, and personally I find it a bit...disappointing. True, the teachers focus on FCAT related materials, buts that's because our FCAT grades are below average. In every english class I've had in this school so far (I've had two honors classes so far) often the students don't read the books, and the teachers just work around it. Kids skate by with minimal effort because honestly if teachers made the work any harder a lot of kids would fail. They have after school tutoring in subjects like math, but the few times I went there I didn't help, I got a word-for-word textbook lesson from the student helping me (the tutors are all students, usually from the Mu Alpha Theta group). Bayshore's got potential, it just needs a better handle on its students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2008

Bayshore is a great school. The Pre-College program is unique. Students appreciation of the school begins with parents supporting the teachers and encouraging them to succeed. They sure have that oportunity at Bayshore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

I'm a student at bayshore high and I love it. If you think the school is too big than go to a private school, at least they are giving a chance to everyone. Bayshore has many activitis and if you are not happy with it leave because you are probably just not smart enough to know the about the things that you are able to do at bayshore. Keep in mind that many other kids don't have half of the things you have at bayshore.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2008

I am a student at Bayshore High School and I'm upset with some of the reviews that my school has received. Students say that the teachers focus too much on FCAT but it's because the students dont take it seriously. The grade for our school has changed and it's because of the students lack of caring. The teachers and adminastrators try to make Bayshore a good learning environtment and the students brush it off and goof around. Bayshore High School is a Grade A school in my book. If you are a parent looking to have your child attend Bayshore, I'd say 'go for it!'
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2008

Its great I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2007

This is going to be my second year at BHS and I really like it. You just have to be involved in the right things. You have to find the good things about the school and focus on those more than the negative. Last year I loved all my teachers and would even like to have them again. People just look at FCAT scores and not at some of the students. Not all of the students don't care about the scores. --BHS sophmore
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2007

I am not a parent but a recent graduate from Bayshore high. I had some really great experiences there and the teachers that I have had have always been helpful. Many of the teacher I have had still talk to me today and are willing to help now that I am in College. Bayshore does have problems but not as many as other schools. I would recommend sending any persons child to attend Bayshore.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 8, 2007

Bayshore High School, is not that good of a school. Some of the teachers are rude and some of the teachers are nice. But for the last few months we've been in school all we learned was stuff that was going to help us pass the FCAT. As a Bayshore high student I would not recommend this school to any body. -B.H.S. Student
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2007

My daughter is incredibly happy at Bayshore High School. She is involved in drama, and the plays I've attended have been outstanding, especially for their willingness to explore areas of human perspective in history, politics, and popular culture. I never expected to see so much talent from a public high school that does not have a performing arts academy. So long as my daughter is happy at Bayshore, I'm confident that she will receive the best education possible. She even loves her math, science, and English teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2006

I noticed that Bayshore High School has become worse than last year. Instead of a 'C' school, it is now a 'D' school. Teachers are not all that attentive. Some of the teachers do not seem to care as well. Also, my opinion of the academic programs are not all that great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2006

I have two girls at Bayshore; they find the classes disruptive with kids who probably should be allowed to just drop out. They are intimidated by the sheer size of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2005

School is too large for my personal needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

Bayshore High School... I believe that this school as gotten a bit better than last year, but the new schedule is a very different and stressful matter. Now the academic programs are doing a nice job, the after school activities available to students have a wide selection from sports to academic activities and clubs. I think that the scheduling is what will brake the school, not only will grades plummet but students will get discouraged as I have noticed. It will cause much stress and anxiety, there has to be a better way for Manatee County s scheduling to actually work out for the people and not the school boards paychecks. Parent involvement is at an average 50/50 and I think that the new schedule will not only hurt the student s grades, but the parents will suffer too. There needs to be a change. The teachers disagree with the scheduling also.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

337 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

326 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

310 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
74%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

341 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
33%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 43%
Hispanic 37%
Black 15%
Two or more races 2%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 26%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 87%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 55%54%61%
Master's degree 42%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%2%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

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  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. DAVID B UNDERHILL
Fax number
  • (941) 753-0953

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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5401 34th Street West
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