Bethel High School

Bethel High School serves 1,831 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Bethel High School operates within the Hampton City School District.
The school district's 73% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

The student population of 1831 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 140 teachers has grown by 28% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,831 students
Bethel High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Bethel High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 140 teachers
Bethel High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Bethel High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 16:1
Bethel High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
2%
6%
Bethel High School Asian Students (1993-2014)
Hispanic
3%
13%
Bethel High School Black Students (1993-2014)
Black
66%
23%
Bethel High School Black Students (1993-2014)
White
24%
52%
Bethel High School White Students (1993-2014)
Two or more races
5%
5%
Bethel High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Bethel High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.51 0.42
Bethel High School Diversity Score (1993-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
31%
33%
Bethel High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
6%
Bethel High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 21,157 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 73% has decreased from 99% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,229 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has grown by 21% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,707 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has grown by 28% over four years.
School District Name Hampton City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
31
4
Number of Students Managed 21,157 3,815
Hampton City School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 73% 79%
Hampton City School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $242 MM $42 MM
Hampton City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $253 MM $42 MM
Hampton City School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,229 $10,576
Hampton City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,707 $10,658
Hampton City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Butler Farm Campus High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Jefferson Davis Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is George P Phenix Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
 All Schools  High Schools High Schools  Middle Schools Middle Schools  Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  Preschools Preschools  Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:

School Reviews

It's overall a good school. It has its ups and downs but I love the school overall. The sports teams are important, especially football and basketball. The teachers do an exceptional job.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 11/24/08

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?        

Yes No
Area Statistics
Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
January 30, 2016
Do children born in certain months develop more quickly than others? Does it affect their success later in life?
December 03, 2015
Participating in team sports has a great many benefits for children, there is no doubt. In this article you will learn what those benefits are.
November 26, 2015
Gifted students often fail to thrive in traditional academic environments because they are not being challenged. In this article you will learn how to make sure your gifted student gets the quality education he or she deserves.