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Bay Shore Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1872 students

 

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Posted December 16, 2013

My children were all diagnosed as having ADHD and Central Auditory Processing disorder. My oldest son also has had hearing loss due to ear infections. The Bay Shore district did not do ANYTHING to help my children while they were in any of the schools. We had IEP meetings where I was told that my children were not failing enough to warrant services. The fact that they should have been able to stay in Honors classes if they received some services did not matter. Teachers were telling me to request the IEP meetings and when I went to the meetings I was denied any services. My oldest son was actually bullied and harassed by the Honors teachers in the middle school because he exhibited ADHD behavior. No help was ever given.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2013

This school is great i am a student that attends there and the school give you so many opportunities !! There is so much to do in the school tons of clubs and activities and classes. It is also secure and safe .


Posted April 19, 2013

Graduated from BSHS and went off to Seton Hall University, I loved the school for the diversity as well as the sports programs. The Ap & Ib learning system prepare students for college success, I graduated with kids who went to Harvard, Cornell, Brown and Yale... This is something many kids I tell at Seton Hall are astonished by. Very happy that I was able to attend BSHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2013

One daughter is a graduate attending Villanova University and the second will graduate this year--having been accepted so far to some great colleges. The BS girl's athletics program is top notch--a top track and cross country team for 28 years, a softball team with more State championships than any other and County finalists in lax and field hockey almost every year. My daughters' development into well rounded young women has been the hallmark of their BS educations. IB courses, ethnic pen conferences, peer support, etc. Don't think that diversity is something to avoid. Some of Suffolk's wealthiest and most prominent families send their kids to BS. But they never look down on anyone. The kids get along beautifully. The Code of conduct is very strict--the kids who get into trouble wind up in the local private high schools. And I can't say enough good things about Mr Pashkin who always goes beyond the call and knows every kid by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

My daughter is a senior at Bayshore High School. I like the fact that they really care about your child and you know every move your son or daugther makes. You can even go on-line and check their attendace
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Diverse & Tolerant - well rounded education!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

It has a diverse ( ethnically, racially, economically, religiously) student body ( this is rare in this country) , amazing teachers, an nationally recognized writers workshop ( Ethnic Pen) and a student paper and literary magazine that is national recognized every year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Great faculty, wonderful programs, diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

the wonderful faculty at bay shore high school is the only reason i graduted from high school at all. i had been through two other high schools and would have dropped out if it hadn't been for BSHS. besides that, it is one of the only really diverse high schools on Long Island, with some of the best class choises.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

Absolutely a top of the line school. The teachers, for the most part, are engaging and friendly, and seem to truly invest themselves in the successes of their students. The level of school spirit seems to vary from year to year, and mostly depends on the class, although there are years when the entire school can be swept up in school/class spirit.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2008

Excellent new principal this year. He is working hard on parent engagement and increased student success. Introducing IB next year and the district has increased the guidance department so that freshman & their parents have a face to face planning session for the HS years ahead!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2008

Very impressed with the programs offered in the school and the care and guidance given to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

Bay Shore Schools allow students to witness what they will encounter in the world; different races, social classes and numerous other ethnic and societal differences. This is something that will come in handy in the future that, unfortuantley many Long Island schools do not offer because they do not have the vast population that Bay Shore has. Bay Shore students have less of a transition when entering college because they have already adapted the differences which they will encounter in higher education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 20, 2006

I am currently attending this school. As a freshmen I was expecting this school to be very different and it is. The teachers are great and they help any student who needs extra guidance.There are many after school activities to keep kids off the streets and everyone is involved. The curriculum is superb. There is very heavy security as well to ensure the safety of the students and faculty. This school is the best and I recommend attending this school as soon as possibleif you're considering moving to ny!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2006

I graduated from BSHS several years ago. I found the teachers very supportive and caring, but the principal at the time was awful. Nobody respected him. The extracurricular activities were very good - the drama program was great. However, I didn't feel prepared for college. I coasted through classes doing little to no work, and when I got to college, I nearly drowned. If teachers don't hold students to a high standard of productivity, they won't be prepared for the real world.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 29, 2006

Excellent academicaly. All staff extremely involved with students well being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2005

The quality of bay shore h.s. academic programs is nothing less than exemplary...the first year my kids were enrolled (2001) Hilary Clinton came to the school to give them an award for increasing the SAT scores of the students by such an amazing amount in only 3 years...also the school has good discipline and keeps track of where your child is supposed during the day...only seniors are allowed to leave the campus during lunch time and they also involve the neighbors in the community by networking with retirees and others who are home during the day to report when they see younger ones in the streets instead of at school. they keep parents informed. good music and art program as well as a good track and field with a quarter-mile track as one of the features of the high school. an additional bldg being built on campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2005

I am a graduate of Bay Shore High School, and it was the best four years of my life so far. The oppurtunities and experiences offered to students there are unlike any other high school, and has made me extremely well rounded. In addition, the dedicated and caring community that makes up Bay Shore High School makes it a wonderful learning environment. Lastly, I would like to say that although outsiders talk of the diversity at Bay Shore as a bad thing, I would not have had it any other way. Thanks to my four years at Bay Shore, I am ready for the real world, and have many wonderful memories to take with me.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 24, 2005

I think that this school is good. There are so many programs and they are all usually ran very well. The sports teams have good coaches. The teachers vary like any other school. THe majority of teachers I had in Bay Shore High School helped a lot and made learning enjoyable. Again, like any other school, if you fall into the wrong crowd you can make your high school years useless (w/ drugs and alcohol.)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 19, 2004

I was involved in many extra-curricular activities and did well in all my classes. The teachers and administrators really care about their students and were always available if needed.
—Submitted by a former student


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
59%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

481 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

245 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant67%

Chemistry

All Students76%
Female73%
Male79%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Earth Science

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities56%
General population71%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%

English

All Students88%
Female93%
Male85%
African American81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities64%
General population91%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%

Geometry

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
African American68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities48%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Global History and Geography

All Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities69%
General population92%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Integrated Algebra

All Students77%
Female82%
Male74%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities51%
General population83%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%

Living Environment

All Students93%
Female93%
Male91%
African American91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities69%
General population96%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Physics

All Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
African American76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

U.S. History and Government

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities74%
General population95%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 38% 48%
Hispanic 2 35% 23%
Black 1 23% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 246%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 68%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. ROBERT PASHKIN

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Gymnastics

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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155 3rd Ave
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Phone: (631) 968-1156

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