Bethel High School

  • Bethel High School serves 1,831 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the VA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% 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.
  • Hampton City School District's 73% graduation rate is lower than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1831 students has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 132 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,831 students
Bethel High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Bethel High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers132 teachers
Bethel High School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by GradeBethel High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
Bethel High School Student Teacher Ratio (1990-2015)
Asian
2%
6%
Bethel High School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
3%
14%
Bethel High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
67%
23%
Bethel High School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
23%
52%
Bethel High School White Students (1995-2015)
Two or more races
5%
5%
Bethel High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsBethel High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownVA 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.
0.500.66
Bethel High School Diversity Score (1995-2015)
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.
34%
34%
Bethel High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2015)
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 (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Hampton City School District's student population of 19,977 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 73% has increased from 72% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,345 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,828 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has grown by 9% over four years.
School District NameHampton City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
29
4
Number of Students Managed19,9773,627
Hampton City School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate73%79%
Hampton City School District Graduation Rate (1995-2015)
District Total Revenue$242 MM$42 MM
Hampton City School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$253 MM$42 MM
Hampton City School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$11,345$10,576
Hampton City School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$11,828$10,658
Hampton City School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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5  11/24/2008
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.
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