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Bayside High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 3320 students

 

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Posted April 26, 2014

This school is the reason I went from being a kid who absolutely hated MS158 into a freshman at an Ivy League school. The whole atmosphere at Bayside makes you want to participate and challenge yourself. I took AP classes and graduated with 18 college credits. A wonderful 4 years and a great and funny principal. My parents could not have made a better choice for my high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2013

It is a very good school . The teachers are highly educated, very considerate to their students. Students are comfortable in their classes. I have no complain at all. This school should get all support from the city. S.h
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2013

As an alumni of Bayside High School I am going to say that there is good and bad. No school is perfect but I am going to explain what I have seen in my four years here: The good: I will admit that Bayside gave me a great all round education and had me very prepared for the work in college. The bad: As a general A+ student I was recommended to take trigonometry my sophomore year and the teacher (ms. Kohler) was awful. She had no control of the class and would laugh at everything even if it wasn't funny. She made me fail my first regent and I had to get tutoring at a place out of school to take it again in the winter. A lot of times I would walk into certain places like the locker rooms and hallways and it would smell like marajuana. It wasn't too hard to get a hold of that in this school. I witnessed seeing high children pacing up and down the lunchroom with the aides not even noticing. And worst of all I had a female stalker that was banned from the school and somehow she was able to get in through the door other children were leaving from that were finished with their day. She was just able to blend in and walk in with no one noticing. Talk about terrible security.


Posted April 3, 2013

Bayside is an excellent school. I took great advantage of AP classes, the sports and the student organization (clubs). My high school experience is one that I will never forget and this school shaped me as a person. The staff is great from guidance counselors, to teachers, to security. Of course not everyone is the best but there are a handful (the majority I'd say) that are definitely on your side as a student. I did not personally like the principal, but I rarely delt with him so it didnt matter. Overall Bayside maintains a special place in my heart and strongly recommend this school for any student who is looking to make their high school experience one full of opportunities and fun. The key is to get involved and slowly you'll see how much that changes you as a student at Bayside, in the eyes of your peers and the faculty.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2013

Bayside is a horrible High School. The school is overcrowded, and the teachers can't control the classes. Students do what they want in this school. Parents please don't be fooled by what the principal tells you when you attend the freshman orientation. Kids are contstaty using their cellphones, taking pictures, videos and updating their social websites directly from the class. I personaly have been in the hallways of this school and I was horrifed to see what young girls and boys do while school is session. If you want your child to get a good education they will not get it at Bayside HS just warrning you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2012

Absolutely the best school for my three children- two now attending and one already graduated and in college. The principal and staff are very educationally minded, a little strict, but a lot of fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2012

horrible high school. Some of the teachers in this school are decent and other teachers are just horrible. They dont care about your grades or help explain the work. This school rather spend money to buy flat screen and hang it around hallsway then spending on other useful stuff. also this school makes student swipe out which is ridiculous. Overall half the adults in this school dont really care about student. They just want students to graduate on time at any costs. This will make the school graduation rate higher but it doesnt make the students learn anything.


Posted October 25, 2010

A pretty good school, It depends on which Teacher you get. Since the school got overcrowded when all the Freshman's came in, I think it made the teachers overwhelmed with work, making the teachers be very disorganized, and have a tight schedule. Now it's a bad school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2010

Excellent neighborhood high school! All three of my children were fully prepared for college work by attending BHS. They received opportunities here that they wouldn't have if they attended the more "selective" science high schools. The students are challenged here to do their very best and if they show aptitude, they are strongly encouraged to do honors work. The Teachers here are exceptional and hold high standards for the students. Principal is caring, visible and easily approachable. There is a small group of very dedicated Parents who are involved at school, which is probably typical of all high schools. Known for their Math/Science, Art, and Music programs.


Posted November 7, 2009

Bayside has a friendly environment
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2009

Bayside is number one when it comes to communicating with parents as well as keeping parents involved in their children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

This school has given my daughter confidence and the purpose to achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

The school is helpful and safe
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

Bayside HS provided me the happiest days of my life with fun, wonderful people, and unforgettable education for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

It is the best school and has the best teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

at first i really didnt want to come here, but know i see that its a great school ! (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2009

Bayside High School has a wonderful feel about it from the moment you step inside. Not only is it architecturally beautiful, Bayside High School always strives and achieves great accolades in diversity and academic achievements. No wonder so many parents want to send their teens here and no wonder many of their teens want to travel (some quite far) to this great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

My son is doing so well in Bayside and I credit the school and the teachers for his success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

the teachers are the best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

i love bayside. With all of my heart. its the only reason why i didnt drop out yet. No matter what, someone is always here for me in this school. it just touches my heart the way the school helps the student body. This school is perfect for american teenagers. i think everyone should go to this school. from the activities to the sports, this school has a lot to do. <33333 bayside its amazing.
—Submitted by a 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.

564 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

501 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%
Earth Science

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

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

1070 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

527 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%
Global History and Geography

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

1472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%
Integrated Algebra

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

1717 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

949 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

329 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
U.S. History and Government

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

937 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%
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 Students61%
Female62%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population61%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant61%

Chemistry

All Students68%
Female69%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities70%
General population68%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Earth Science

All Students30%
Female25%
Male35%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islander27%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities6%
General population36%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

English

All Students70%
Female79%
Male63%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities33%
General population77%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%

Geometry

All Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities53%
General population88%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Global History and Geography

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities46%
General population83%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Integrated Algebra

All Students75%
Female76%
Male72%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities41%
General population81%
English language learners68%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Living Environment

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities41%
General population85%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Physics

All Students67%
Female67%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%

U.S. History and Government

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities45%
General population91%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" for the high school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 45% 9%
Hispanic 2 22% 23%
White 2 19% 48%
Black 1 13% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 16%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 270%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 64%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

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Medical
  • Technology

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents39413%
Students119638%
Teachers14287%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. MICHAEL ATHY

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Arts all
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Global
  • Humanities
  • Medical
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Social justice
  • Technology
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - Q13, Q28, Q31, Q76. Subways - 7 to Main Street-Flushing; E, J, Z to Sutphin Boulevard- Archer Avenue; F to 169th Street
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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32-24 Corp Kennedy St
Bayside, NY 11361
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Phone: (718) 229-7600

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