Bethlehem Central Senior High School

  • Bethlehem Central Senior High School serves 1,635 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≥99% (which is higher than the New York state average of 49%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥99% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • Bethlehem Central Senior High School's student population of 1,635 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 98 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,635 students
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Total Classroom Teachers98 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bethlehem Central Senior High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bethlehem Central Senior High School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rankn/a
25%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥99%
49%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥99%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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Asian
7%
9%
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Hispanic
2%
26%
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Black
3%
18%
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White
88%
44%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score0.220.38
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Graduation Rate
94%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBethlehem Central School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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.
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5  
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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