Catholic High School on Long Island, close to the Great South Bay. Known for its athletics along with increasingly high SAT scores. In the summer Gilgo beach is 75 percent people who go to or who have gone to St. Johns. Most kids lean towards the "preppy" side of style, but there are a few punks, guidos, and rapper-wannabes thrown in too. Social heiarchy is a major part of the school, but usually students find thier own nook in the first year. The teachers, with the exception of the math department, are helpful and knowledgeable. The rules may seem strict if you have previously gone to public school, but most of them pertain to the uniform, and if you don't screw that up majorly, you can pretty much get away with anything. St. Johns is one of the only Catholic schools on LI that still has a senior prom. Save up for the senior trip to disney too. The spicy chicken sandwich in the cafeteria is awesome.
"I was at gilgo yesterday, and saw 50 people I knew from school, because we all go to St. John the Baptist DHS."
One of three Diocensan high schools on Long Island. Just a block from the Great South Bay, right on Montauk Hwy, in West Islip. St. John's or SJB is a great school with dedicated teachers and kids who love to have a good time. People are nice and its hard to fall through the cracks at this school.
Like most LI school SJB is big on athletics and some favortism can be seen, but not much. Teams like the boys and girls cross country team, boys and girls varsity basketball, badmitton, gymnastics, and boys soccer tend to compete very well within the catholic league and even States. These teams bring pride to the school and student always come out to a home bball or soccer game. the "red sea" and "whitout" are two popular themes to home games and it's truly a sight to behold.
There is also favortism for the exceptional student and you can always tell the AP/Honors kid from the average/"regents" kid. The school is a lot stricter than some other well known Catholic schools-rules which remain from the "drug age", while the student population has gotten better, the rules have not decreased a bit.
The mascot is the Cougar
St john's kids are often seen as stuck up or "elitist" because of the high tuition but the truth is most come from middle to upper-middle class families who sacrifice to send thier kids to SJB.
SJB's biggest rival in most sports is St. Anthony's Friars
sjb kid: you going to the boys game?
kid 2: yeah, you?
sjb kid: yeah we gotta wear red tonight, right?
kid 2: yeahh man!!! the Red Sea's gonna trash those friars!!!
kid1: hey i got in to st anthony's
kid2: suckss for you man!! if you wanna go to college go to St. John the Baptist DHS!!!