Bel Air High School

  • Bel Air High School serves 1,555 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 94% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Bel Air High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63%.

Top Placements

Bel Air High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • Bel Air High School's student population of 1,555 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 95 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,555 students
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Total Classroom Teachers95 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bel Air High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bel Air High School is 0.40, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#26 out of 1359 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
17%
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Black
7%
34%
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White
77%
37%
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.400.72
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Graduation Rate
94%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHarford County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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