Bethlehem Central Senior High School
Bethlehem Central Senior High School serves 1,604 students in grades 9-12.
Bethlehem Central Senior High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥99% (which is higher than the New York state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥99% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic).
Bethlehem Central Senior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Bethlehem Central Senior High School's student population of 1,604 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Bethlehem Central Senior High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 4,228 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Bethlehem Central Senior High School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#1 out of 4228 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education
The people from Bethlehem are pretty smart and go to good colleges so your child will have a good future. There are a lot of activites a student can do and the school is very good at sports, music and art. The schools are big and clean and have a lot of materials to use.
I've got to say, though I've had some rough times with counseling here, I've had a great experience. The administration and faculty are always willing to go out of their way to help the students. A great town to go to school in. A bit secluded, and easy to get too comfortable in, but very open and welcoming. Shout out to the BCHS Lab School for doing such a great job. They deserve some recognition for all their work.
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