South Shore High School (Brooklyn)
|South Shore High School|
|6565 Flatlands Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, United States
|School district||Region 6|
|Color(s)||Purple and Gold|
|Website||South Shore High School|
South Shore High School is one of the two defunct New York City public high schools in the neighborhood of Canarsie in Brooklyn. (The other closed comprehensive high school is Canarsie High School.) Opened in 1970, it had the capacity to educate 4000 students in grades nine through twelve. At the peak of enrollment, during the 1975–76 school year, the high school had a student population of 6,800, making South Shore the second largest high school in the United States, at that time. To accommodate the large capacity of students 13 class periods were provided. The freshmen and sophomores were accommodated in the afternoon–early evening, while juniors and seniors were instructed in the early to late morning.
South Shore High School participated in City University of New York's College Now program, which provided senior-year students the opportunity to take courses for college credit on the high school campus. The program was run in cooperation with Kingsborough Community College.
While South Shore High was relatively problem-free through the 1970s and most of the 1980s, there were a few incidents, particularly during the 1970–71 school year. Several student riots occurred during that opening year, forcing its first principal, Max Bromer, to resign. A riot occurred outside the school on the last day of classes in June 1987, one student was shot to death off campus in May 1990, and a student was stabbed to death in a stairwell in September 1992.
Because of increasing security problems, South Shore High School is now closed and its final class graduated in June 2010. Four smaller schools are now operating on the campus: Brooklyn Bridge Academy, Brooklyn Generation School, Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School, Victory Collegiate High School and, Academy for Conservation and the Environment.
The Brooklyn Comprehensive Night High School operated on the campus of South Shore High School beginning in 1970, but was closed in 2007.
- Neil S. Friedman (February 14, 2008). "Changes Set For Three Local High Schools". Canarsie Courier. Retrieved January 3, 2010.
- Matt Sollars (March 19, 2007). "Good Night, Night School: Brooklyn Comp To Close". CityLimits.org. Retrieved January 3, 2010.
- "South Shore (Brooklyn,NY) Baseball". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
- NYC Department of Education: South Shore High School
- NYC Department of Education: Brooklyn Bridge Academy
- NYC Department of Education: Brooklyn Generation School
- NYC Department of Education: Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School
- NYC Department of Education: Victory Collegiate High School
- NYC Department of Education: Academy for Conservation and the Environment
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