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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Bayside High School is an above average, public school located in Virginia Beach, VA. It has 1,967 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.

Bayside High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1090
404 responses
Average ACT
25
78 responses
AP Enrollment
26%

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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$74,186
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,339
National
$949
Median Home Value
$274,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
66%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.47 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.47 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 188 responses
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  • Pep Rallies
    19%
  • Football Games
    15%
  • Marlin fest
    13%
  • Academy Events
    11%
  • Mr. & Miss Bayside
    11%
  • Leadership Workshop
    9%
  • Sr. Events
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,967
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.59 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.59 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.59 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,889
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.77 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.77 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.77 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,951/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.81 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.81 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.81 responses
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I liked the amount of learning opportunities they provide. Bayside has a health sciences academy that people are allowed to apply to, and this academy contains more classes that are medically focused for people who are interested in that career path. It also offers a numerous amount of clubs and sports, which lets many students in the school get involved in extracurricular. One thing I would like to see change is to increase the amount of times a student has to meet with their guidance counselor so they can find out more about college and other things to help their future as well as learn more about the classes that are offered at our school!
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Bayside high school was okay back when I graduated in 2017. As an academy student, I liked how the teachers challenged us to succeed and to be ready to take on the real world after we graduate. I did not like the cleanliness of the school. At the time, there would be cockroaches roaming around the hallways and a family of rats sneaking around the ceiling between the classrooms. I hope they resolved that issue by now. In addition, the food served at school was not very healthy or good. Finding small round plastic preservatives in my burger every other day was a part of my experience and frozen milk was nasty. Other than that, Bayside High School was not bad. However, I hope to see an improvement of discipline and encouragement among the students. I saw many students, although non-health science academy students, curse and trash-talk in class, rather than paying attention and respecting their teacher. This behavior was mostly reflected in their grades on the downside.
Bayside High School is one of the most diverse schools in Virginia Beach. It is home of the marlins but also the Health Sciences Academy. It draws kids into Bayside's culture who would never get the chance to interact with zoned kids through its enticing medical programs. This school insures that each student has a place within Bayside as teacher-student involvement during lunch, advisory blocks, throughout the day, and after school is routinely high. The teachers here are always opening their doors to their students for tutoring, extra help, or just to have lunch. Bayside cares about the children it houses which is evident through their constant improvements to technology and personal relationships. I am so happy to say I am a marlin because no other school has the spirit and love for learning like Bayside. I can not think of a better way to describe my school other than the famous phrase Bayside AP Dr. Washington always announces over the loudspeaker; "Bayside is the best side".