Bethel High School

Bethel High School serves 1,904 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
Bethel High School operates within the Hampton City Public s School District.
The school district's 66% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1904 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 126 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,904 students
Bethel High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 126 teachers
Bethel High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Bethel High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.84. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Bethel High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
6%
Bethel High School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
3%
12%
Bethel High School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
67%
25%
Bethel High School Black (1993-2012)
White
25%
53%
Bethel High School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Bethel High School Sch Ethnicity Bethel High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.49 0.84
Bethel High School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
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.
27%
32%
Bethel High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
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%
7%
Bethel High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 21,580 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 66% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Hampton City Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
32
8
Number of Students Managed 21,580 3,801
Hampton City Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 66% 77%
Hampton City Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $246 MM $43 MM
Hampton City Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $242 MM $42 MM
Hampton City Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,275 $11,282
Hampton City Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,098 $11,065
Hampton City Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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)
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  • Recommended November 24, 2008 - 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

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Did You Know?
Hampton, VA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.47, which is higher than the Virginia average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Hampton is Samuel P. Langley Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Virginia or national school diversity statistics.