History

Bayside Middle School

7th and 8th Grade Campus

Completed in 1969 and opened in 1970, Bayside Middle School is one of fourteen middle schools in the city of Virginia Beach. Unlike many traditional single-unit structures, Bayside Middle consists of five distinct and separate units connected by breezeways.

The Bayside Borough is a highly active urbanized sector of the city. The Bayside area is bounded on the north by the Chesapeake Bay; on the east by the western branch of the Lynnhaven Inlet; on the south by Virginia Beach Boulevard; and on the west by the city of Norfolk.

At the beginning the 2014/2015 school year, Bayside Middles School was separated into two separate campuses: the 6th Grade Campus and the 7th & 8th Grade Campus. Here at the Bayside Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Campus, we currently have an enrollment of approximately 650 seventh and eighth grade students. The curriculum includes a combination of traditional academic courses and a variety of interesting electives. Also, the students at Bayside Middle participate in numerous extracurricular activities, including intramural and interscholastic athletics.

GOVERNING VALUES

  • BAYSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL values a secure and orderly learning environment
  • BAYSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL values each individual's right to achieve
  • BAYSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL values a school-community partnership.
  • BAYSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL values fairness, integrity, mutual understanding and respect, and individual rights.
  • BAYSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL values people who instill the desire to learn.
  • BAYSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL values academic excellence and the conditions to promote it.

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission in the Bayside Middle School community is to provide equal opportunities to all students to reach their full potential, giving each student the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenges of the future.