Save Sheesphead Bay High School Rally

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Hundreds of students, and staff rallied Friday to save Sheepshead Bay High School from closing. The school is in danger of being “closed” by the Department of Education due to its “persistently lowest achieving graduation rate”. The atmosphere was excited and hopeful as teachers, para professionals,  parents, and students,  walked the perimiter of the school chanting ” Save Sheesphead Bay”.

Save Sheepshead Bay High School Photo Gallery

“I am so proud” said one 20+ year veteran worker “I’ve been here through the good and the bad and this [rally] was definitely on of the good.”  “Closing a school with this much fight and the spirit that I see here today is about as mindless as appointing a chancellor with no education experience”  said Councilman Lew Fidler. The councilman has recently introduced legislation to deny Cathie Black.

Neighboring John Dewey High School who has been rallying at 7:15am every friday showed up to support their Avenue X neighbors. They both share an Avenue X address with Dewey at 50 Avenue X and Sheepshead located at 3000 Avenue X.

There has been no decisions made yet by the DOE, any decision made will be for the 2011 school year.

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24 comments to Save Sheesphead Bay High School Rally

  • anon

    Can anyone count all the criminals?

  • Anonymous

    looks like zoo

    • asha marshall

      U SOUND STUPID IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE A ZOO THESE KIDS ARE TRYING TO KEEP THERE SCHOOL OPEN THEY ARE ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING GOOD AND YALL TRYING TO BRING THEM DOWN YALL SOUND LIKE A BUNCH OF HATERS

  • unknown

    what a joke. let it close and turn it into a jail.

  • Clark Kent

    Doesn’t look like the local school to me – where are the neighborhood kids. Teh Bd of Ed ruined the school with bussing all the bloods and everything other bad kid there. Sheepshead “used” to be a good school. Ask how it got the way it is – I think it made it to the top 5 worst schools in NYC. Not good.

  • whatever

    The protesters yelled “Save Sheepshead Bay H.S.” then one yelled “We need to study harder to get good grades”, the protesters then yelled “We’ll go to Madison”.

  • Anonymous

    Are there any white students ??

  • SharkAlum

    Maybe I missed something in the report, this effects the wonderful GB Community, how?

  • Anonymous

    Sheepshead Bay High School is the school where kids from Gerritsen Beach go for High School. So I believe that is the connection.

  • Inomonis

    “In a related story, local stores within proximity of Sheepshead Bay High School which carry oak tag paper and poster boards found their inventory drop without any signs of profit. More on this story at 11:00pm.”

  • Anonymous

    the bottom picture, is that outside the school or at Skate Park

  • Mick

    Who knew this neighborhood had such witty racists?

  • Frank Lopez

    Looks like a Civil rights rally.Where is Sharpton.?

  • asha marshall

    All these people thats talking about criminals ad its looks like a zoo and all this negative stuff about sheepshead needs shut up because i bet yall have not step one foot in that school sheepshead bay high school has change alot from how its use to be ok students have fights in the school what school doesnt but when its comes to leadership and education sheepshead bay has it the graduration RATE and everything else went up so i for one say KEEP SHEEPSHEAD BAY HIGH SCHOOL OPEN………..

    • Irish Kevin

      Hey Asha..You say you went to Sheepshead..Now tell me whats with the “needs shut up” “yall”,and your destruction of the English Language ? My God and you graduated ??? Did you ever take English ? I do agree Keep Sheepshead open,that way you can go back and learn how to spell and write a sentence that makes sense..Oh! I did go to Sheepshead.The difference was, when I graduated they looked at the test scores,and there was no affirmative action.

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