10. Special Mention, Oldest Public High School in NYC: Flushing High School, 1875

One large, Neo-Gothic building stands out in Flushing: Flushing High School.The original building was three stories and on the corner of Union Street and Sanford Avenue. It had a first graduating class of six students. However, by 1891, as people flooded into Flushing and the student body grew, officials decided to add more rooms. Eventually the school population grew so much that they agreed to provide a new building at its current location on Northern Boulevard and Union Street, which was constructed on September 8, 1915.