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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Bel Air High School is a highly rated, public school located in Bel Air, MD. It has 1,581 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 94% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
Address
100 Heighe St
Bel Air, MD 21014
Telephone
(410) 638-4600
Website

Bel Air High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
94%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1180
305 responses
Average ACT
27
48 responses
AP Enrollment
31%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$68,196
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,149
National
$949
Median Home Value
$239,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 87 responses
Report
  • Drama Company plays
    21%
  • Sporting events
    20%
  • Games, plays, and fund events
    17%
  • Pep rally
    14%
  • Marching Band
    8%
  • Cammondor killed all of our fun traditions
    6%
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,581
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,307
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,233/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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I appreciated that the school was somewhat organized, but when it comes to administration/teachers, the overall idea of passing grades are more important than actually knowing the content being taught- reflecting the teachers and the students. Also the main focuses of the school itself are Biomedical Engineering, and the sports teams, so if a student wasn't incorporated with either a class or sport it was common to feel unnoticed, and/or insignificant.
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Bel Air High school happens to be one of the best schools in our county and I am very thankful that I have been able to go to a school that has numerous teachers who are excellent at their job. These teachers have pushed me many times to my limit and have taught me a lot, especially preparing me for college. Overall, this school has very friendly administrators, counselors, and teachers. Furthermore, I am very satisfied with this schools music program, along with such a variation of sports, clubs and activities that are offered before, during and after school. I cannot wait to see what this last year at Bel Air holds for me.
Bel Air High School is a school that I feel comfortable learning in. I love numerous aspects of it, such as how manageable the classes are and how helpful the school counselors are. I personally make many appointments with the counselors because they provide advice that genuinely guides me in the right direction. Another thing I love about Bel Air High School is the environment. Throughout my high school career, I have always met friendly students. Most of the teachers are friendly, too, making jokes that create an enjoyable class. I am excited to graduate this year, but I know there will always be a part of me that misses my high school experience.