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Huh? School In Queens Is Named ‘High School Of Teaching’

*Jan 21 - 00:05*

Going through my feeds earlier today a story came across regarding a high school basketball game in New York City between rival high schools Townsend Harris and something called High School of Teaching. Seriously, what kind of name is that? Once again, High School of Teaching? What?

I checked out the school’s website in an attempt to make some sense out of such an odd name and learned that the actual, full name of the school is the Queens High School of Teaching, Liberal Arts and the Sciences, which is so much better. Remember when you were in high school and people would occasionally refer to their school by its initials? Say, you went to Central High School, sometimes people would abbreviate it as CHS. If you happened to go to this bizarre school, this is how an average interaction with a student from another school would go:

“I haven’t seen you around before…where do you go to school?”

“QHSTLAS”

“What?”

“QHSTLAS”

“Are you getting smart with me?

“No.”

And so on and so forth. I’m sure it is a wonderful school with an experienced faculty and progressive curriculum, but really? High School of Teaching? Wouldn’t it make more sense if they had named it High School of Learning? Sure, that’s as dumb as they name they have now but at least it would make a helluva lot more sense.

Oh, the School of Teaching won the basketball game, 66-55, to improve to 9-0 on the season. Maybe they should call the school High School of Open Enrollment That Recruits Really Good Basketball Players? Nah. That abbreviation would be even longer.

High School of Teaching improves to 9-0 with 66-55 victory over Townsend Harris [New York Daily News]