Bay View High School

Bay View High School

Bay View High School

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Bay View High School is a high school located in Bay View, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is part of the Milwaukee Public Schools. Academic specialties include law, mathematics/science, and construction.

Address: 2751 South Lenox St. Milwaukee, WI 53207Mascot: Redcat


Bay View High School began in September 1914, when 150 students and 7 teachers entered the first day at the school, then a one-building barracks with no central heating. With German teacher, Gustav Fritsche, as principal, the barracks grew to a bungalow, and in 1922 classes were held in a new school, still in use today.

The four-story brick building was a vast improvement over the wooden barracks. Later renovations included the modernization of rooms and lighting, the separation of the east and west study halls into one-story units later converted to classrooms, a library, and a little theater/conference center. In 1976 there was an addition to the building that included a 1200-seat spectator gym.

Between 1914 and the present, many activities and traditions were advanced. In 1917, the Oracle, then a booklet of 48 half-pages, began publication as a yearbook. In 1927, the Oracle Newspaper, first issued in 1915, took first place in the nation. With new facilities, athletics became an important extra-curricular activity, and included football, track, basketball, swimming and cross country. Early clubs included Girl's Club (1914), Stage Crew (1924), Art Club (1932) and X Club (1938). A Student Government...
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