Bayside High School in New York City, NY - Niche

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Bayside High School is a public school in New York City, New York. It has 3,282 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 96% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 505 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

32-24 Corp Kennedy St
Bayside, NY 11361
(718) 229-7600

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3.6 from 505 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Bayside was amazing to me, I had a great time. I only wish that the school had prepared me more for college level work.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My overall experience at this school has been amazing. My favorite experiences at this school was being on the volleyball team for two years, and just being around my friends all day in between classes, etc. What makes this school unique is that it has its different classes, and many different people, and the different activities we have. I would choose this school again because I know I will be treated good and have good teachers to guide me.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Despite the comments other students may believe, Bayside High School (Queens), offers their students a lot of events and are considerably very helpful. Meanwhile, they also have various extracurricular activities to keep their students both entertained and engaged, along with providing an alternate to the handwork to be done in class. Therefore, Bayside High School provides outstanding facilities and provides AP courses to keep their students challanged.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Overall Experience: Bayside High School was initially a prime location for students wishing to pursue either art or music, but in the four years I attended, both of these programs were decimated by budget cuts. The art program now largely exists in the digital space, with none of the core education in drawing that is necessary to every budding artist. After the two music teachers crucial to the program's survival were laid off, Bayside's once legendary music program was ultimately gone.

    Several AP classes have also disappeared in the four years I attended, including AP Psychology and AP European History. (AP Studio Art was also severely limited, and existed as a group of a mere three students, myself included. We were the only ones who'd received enough artistic education to perform at AP levels.) These are classes that were eliminated just as my class was preparing for college, and would have been crucial aspects of our college applications.

    However, Bayside continues to have some of the most dedicated faculty I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, some of whom I have still keep in contact with after graduation. They run clubs, school events and student government organizations, often times solely for the sake of their students. Their job is a noble one, with no thanks.

    Its incredibly disheartening to watch a perfectly good school come to pieces under pressure from outside administration, and by my graduation I was more than happy to leave.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Bayside is a great school academically, most students are way ahead of where they need to be based on credits which is a great thing because it gives students the opportunity to graduate in three years. Also, Bayside has great activities and sport teams. Joining teams or clubs after school is a great way to become well rounded and make friends. This school is very unique because of the caring staff and teachers, which makes school more welcoming and enjoyable. I would pick Bayside again if I had to.

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Nearby Schools

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4.00 P.S. 159 Public
The Lowell School Private, Special Education
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School Private, Religious
Hebrew Schools of Northeast Queens Private, Religious
Lutheran School of Flushing & Bayside Private, Religious
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3.66 I.S. 25 - Adrien Block Public
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4.00 P.S. 169 - Bay Terrace Public
4.00 Bell Academy Public
4.00 P.S. 130 Public
Sacred Heart School Private, Religious
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Holy Cross High School Private, Religious, All-Boys
4.00 P.S. 32 - State Street Public
St. Kevin School Private, Religious
4.00 M.S. 158 - Marie Curie Public
4.00 P.S. 31 - Bayside Public
North Side School Private, Montessori
4.00 P.S. 209 - Clearview Gardens Public
3.66 P.S. 184 - Flushing Manor Public
4.00 P.S. 205 - Alexander Graham Bell Public
4.00 P.S. 162 - John Golden Public
3.66 P.S. 107 - Thomas A. Dooley Public
St. Andrew Avellino School Private, Religious
4.00 P.S. 203 - Oakland Gardens Public
3.66 J.H.S. 194 - William Carr Public
St. Mel School Private, Religious
Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School Private
Highland Elementary School Private
P.S. 177Q - The Robin Sue Ward School for Exceptional Children Public
3.00 St. Francis Preparatory School Private, Religious
P.S. 4K Public
4.00 J.H.S. 74 - Nathaniel Hawthorne Public
3.00 Benjamin N. Cardozo High School Public
4.00 P.S. 98 - The Douglaston School Public
4.00 P.S. 22 - Thomas Jefferson Public
St. Luke School Private, Religious
Flushing Christian School Private, Religious
3.66 Francis Lewis High School Public
Efstathios & Stamatiki Valiots Greek-American School Private, Religious
4.00 P.S. 46 - Alley Pond Public
3.66 P.S. 193 - Alfred J. Kennedy Public
4.00 P.S. 26 - Rufus King Public
4.00 J.H.S. 216 - George J. Ryan Public
4.33 Saddle Rock School Public
3.66 J.H.S. 185 - Edward Bleeker Public
3.66 P.S. 21 - Edward Hart Public
Whitestone Academy Private
Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Academy Private, Religious
1.66 Flushing International High School Public
3.33 J.H.S. 189 - Daniel Carter Beard Public
3.66 P.S. 79 - Francis Lewis Public
4.00 P.S. 173 - Fresh Meadow Public
Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy Private, Religious
3.66 P.S. 163 - Flushing Heights Public
3.66 P.S. 24 - Andrew Jackson Public
4.00 P.S. 94 - David D. Porter Public
4.00 P.S. 213 - The Carl Ullman School Public
Yeshiva Primary/Junior High School Private, Religious
3.00 Summit School Private, Special Education
4.00 P.S. 188 - Kingsbury Public
Holy Family School Private, Religious
3.66 P.S. 20 - John Bowne Public
Muslim Center Elementary/Junior High School Private, Religious
2.00 East-West School of International Studies Public
3.33 I.S. 237 - Rachel Carson Intermediate School Public
1.66 Flushing High School Public
3.66 P.S. 214 - Cadwallader Colden Public
4.00 J.H.S. 67 - Louis Pasteur Public
4.00 P.S./I.S. 178 - Holliswood Public
3.33 P.S./M.S. 200 - The Pomonok School & STAR Academy Public
3.33 P.S. 201 - The Discovery School for Inquiry & Research Public
Holy Trinity School Private, Religious
Queens Academy High School Public, Alternative
Long Island Hebrew Academy Private, Religious
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St. Michael's School Private, Religious
4.33 Great Neck North High School Public
4.33 Great Neck North Middle School Public
3.00 Windsor School Private
4.00 P.S. 242 - Leonard P. Stavisky Early Childhood School Public
4.00 P.S. 221Q - The North Hills School Public
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3.33 P.S. 154 - Queens Public
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P.S. 811Q Public
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Village School Public
2.00 John Bowne High School Public
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3.33 P.S. 120 - Queens Public
P.S. 255Q Public
3.33 I.S. 250 - The Robert F. Kennedy Community Middle School Public
4.00 The Queens School of Inquiry Public
3.00 Robert F. Kennedy Community High School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Benjamin N. Cardozo High School 2 mi. 3,774
3.66 Francis Lewis High School 2 mi. 4,142
1.66 Flushing High School 2 mi. 2,965
2.00 John Bowne High School 3 mi. 3,625
1.66 Martin Van Buren High School 3 mi. 2,242

Around Bayside High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Bayside High School United States Benjamin N. Cardozo High School Flushing High School Francis Lewis High School John Bowne High School Martin Van Buren High School
Asian 43.0% 4.8% 44.0% 20.0% 51.0% 32.0% 23.0%
Hispanic 24.0% 25.0% 18.0% 49.0% 24.0% 41.0% 13.0%
White 19.0% 51.0% 15.0% 2.0% 14.0% 5.0% 2.0%
African American 12.0% 15.0% 19.0% 27.0% 8.0% 19.0% 56.0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%


Grade 9 22.3%
Grade 10 27.9%
Grade 11 23.7%
Grade 12 26.0%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 62 responses

  • 55% Yes
  • 32% Not sure.
  • 13% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 44 responses

  • 23% Diverse
  • 20% The sports
  • 12% Being able to express yourself
  • 9% The people you meet
  • 9% The summer program to earn credits over 3 weeks
  • 7% Art
  • 4% Leaving
  • 3% Sports medicine program
  • 3% Its a period of self discovery
  • 2% Available AP courses
  • 1% Languages

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 44 responses

  • 21% Travel time between classes
  • 19% Lack of funds for AP classes
  • 14% The cutting of the arts and music programs
  • 9% Cutting of honors program
  • 9% No quiet place to sit during free periods
  • 7% The time given in passing of classes
  • 4% Lockers in classrooms
  • 2% Too many to consider
  • 2% Cutting of math programs
  • 2% Not many events
  • 2% Faculty and staff are nasty and unhelpfull

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 42 responses

  • 26% Sports teams
  • 21% The art and music program
  • 14% The graduation rate
  • 10% The summer speed program
  • 7% How much they push you to "get ahead"
  • 5% The shear amount of absentees
  • 5% The education prep for college
  • 5% The large student body
  • 2% The math program
  • 2% The faculty
  • 2% The students

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 43 responses

  • 63% Diverse
  • 19% Good
  • 7% Different
  • 5% Typical
  • 5% Typical, for the area
  • 2% Degenerating

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 47 responses

  • 51% Stay on top of your grades
  • 47% Get involved in school activities
  • 2% Stay home

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 74% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 16% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.