Bayard Rustin High School
is the third and newest high school of the West Chester Area School District
in West Chester, Pennsylvania
, named after civil rights
activist Bayard Rustin
, himself a West Chester native. Construction began in 2003 and the school opened for the 2006-2007 school year. Since opening, Rustin has excelled in both academic competitions and athletic competitions, and in 2011 was named one of Newsweek's top 500 high schools in America.
In 2008, the Rustin Science Olympiad
team placed fifth in the Pennsylvania
State Tournament.In both 2009 and 2010, the Rustin Science Olympiad team placed third in the Pennsylvania
In 2010, the Rustin Varsity Academic Competition Team, participating in a series of quiz bowl
tournaments, placed first in the regional semi-final tournament, placed first in the regional championship tournament, and placed first in the Pennsylvania Academic Competition.
In 2008, sophomore Ethan Marshall placed first and sophomore Lisa Xu placed seventh in their events in the national FBLA
competition.In 2009, freshman Karen Jin placed first and junior Lisa Xu placed third in their events in the national FBLA
In 2008, 2009, and 2010, the Rustin Mock Trial
team advanced to the county playoff round.
Since the school opened in 2007, the Rustin DECA
organization has had members advance to the National Competition. It has one of the largest DECA programs in the state.
In 2010, the... Read More