Students enrolled 1409
School leader MR. DAVID B UNDERHILL
Transportation options Yes
District Manatee County School District

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5401 34th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34210

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(941) 751-7004
(941) 753-0953
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3 stars
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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
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
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
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.

- submitted by a community member
March 26, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
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
no rating 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
November 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating 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
August 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 04, 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
August 03, 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
June 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
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
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
February 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2008
Its great I love it!

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January 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating 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
May 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 08, 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
April 26, 2007
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February 21, 2007
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February 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 08, 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
February 06, 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
February 05, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating 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
February 13, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
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
November 26, 2005
School is too large for my personal needs.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 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
August 07, 2005
There are a variety of extracurricular activities and the school does care about the students, the academic level could be a higher,but there are plenty of ap and honors classes one could thake which are helpfull if you want to further your studies, the atmosphere at bayshore is fantastic, all the kids do get along there aren't too many cliques and fights, overall its a good school.

- submitted by a former student
July 14, 2005
This school is very disapointing, they are so focused on teaching the requirements for passing the fcats that they neglect other aspects that would be more educational. They have a very select amount of classes with very little verity focusing mainly on band and sports, leaving out indepth classes that students could take to prepare them for their future college classes in their major. I really do find this a sad excuese for a school, and would not recomend it to anyone trying to give their kids a broadrange of education.

- submitted by a student
June 10, 2005
Very dissapointed in the quality of education. The school was supposed to be alot better but in recent years has dropped its grades and there is much trouble among the teens. Drugs are now a major concern and even though my child did not get involved, I took him out for a private school which is much better. Also found out that this school has been yellow flagged for concerns. I hope for the childrens sake that someone steps in here. There is a growing group of parents that have formed a group to try and get the state to step in and prevent it from becoming like all the other schools in Bradenton and Manatee.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2005
My daughter is a freshman and comes from a very strict and very disiplined school in Georgia. She is very involved in the orchestra and is very pleased with her teacher. She does feel that she is not challenged enough in some of her classes and we are hoping to help solve this in her next year. Overall she seems very happy with the staff.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2005
Decent programs with many extra curriculars. must be involved to stay on top of your childs progress.

- submitted by a staff
October 13, 2004
Bayshore is a okay school. This is my second year going here and I believe there principals are off task and dont worry about important issues in the school. I know this is found in almost every school but I think Bayshore could handle issues more better and take better control if they worried about these things a little less than other things that arent really worth worrying about.

- submitted by a student
January 08, 2004
I believe that Bayhore High school is a very good school. All of the teachers are very nice and teach me very well. The students are all very nice and the activities like marching and chior mean a great deal to me. As a Marching Band member i would have to say Mr. Underhill and Mr. Champagne have done a great job. Anyone that is thinking about BHS I highly recament it. It is a great school.

- submitted by a student
November 23, 2003
Bayshore is a great school. Many activities for students and many opportunities for student improvements like tutoring and such.

- submitted by a community member
October 26, 2003
I have two children who attend BHS. As any other parent I want the best education for my children as well as the social development exposure. BHS has diversity, caring teachers, staff and principal. Despite the low income enrollment of the school and the limited 'extra this extra that' that other schools have, BHS stands tall and day to day stives to give the best education, athletic program, parent involvement, etc. to their students. The school has a powerful bussiness program in which both of my children have participated. I feel welcomed when I visit the school and the overall atmosphere is comfortable. I know my children will have beautiful high school memories for years to come. Go BHS!

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 10, 2003
As a former student of Bayshore High School, I can say that the statistic presented here seem remarkably accurate, though they do, of course, demean the achievements of those students, faculty, and staff members that are above the averages shown. Though, statistically, Bayshore has an average teaching staff, there are select members of the faculty that are leaps and bounds ahead of the competition. And while the post high school achievements seen here indicate the majority of graduates from Bayshore do not advance to higher education, those who do almost always flourish at their respective universities. My years at Bayshore were not the best four years of my life, but I do not attribute that to the quality of the school. High school is very rarely the best four years of any life. My years at Bayshore were required in order to get to college, but it was a tolerable requirement. The education I received there was no better and no worse than I would have received at any other school in Manatee County or in the rest of the nation because an education is only as good as the student makes it.

- submitted by a former student
July 27, 2003
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Bayshore High School
5401 34th Street West, Bradenton, FL  34210
(941) 751-7004
Last modified Bayshore High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bayshore High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top