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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Bensalem Township High School is an above average, public school located in Bensalem, PA. It has 1,789 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
4319 Hulmeville Rd
Bensalem, PA 19020
Telephone
(215) 750-2800
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Bensalem Township High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1150
316 responses
Average ACT
27
26 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$61,025
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,127
National
$949
Median Home Value
$254,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 102 responses
Report
  • School Spirit event called Blue/Gray
    25%
  • Homecoming week
    22%
  • We have a school spirit event called grey and blue
    16%
  • Proms
    10%
  • Multiculture club
    6%
  • Musical each year
    6%
  • Film Fest
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,789
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,097
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.3%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$24,340/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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I love the diversity and how tolerating everyone is of everyone’s beliefs. I also love the care that the teachers here have for their students. Many students here go to teachers rather than their counselors for their problems, actually.
Academically, I’d consider myself lucky compared to other students who have been failed by their counselors for scheduling mishaps. Though I like that there’s much variety for classes, because there are so many classes, there are many unprepared teachers to teach them. Not only that, but since our funding isn’t equally divided, and that our school is in debt from all its renovations, many programs/courses and teachers have been cut.

I have loved my years here and had some of my best and worst memories here, but I feel if we had put more of our money towards our programs instead of our bathrooms and lockers, then we could be a better school.
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Bensalem High School is a great school both inside and out. Meaning the facilities are amazing and were recently renovated. Inside, the classrooms are filled with amazing teachers, for the most part. There is also several opportunities to get involved in sports, clubs, and our amazing arts program. One great thing is that the counselors really care about you and your future. Personally, my counselor helped me with a lot and kept me on track when going to college. As for college readiness, I feel that my calculus teacher has contributed immensely to this. She has us write essays about real life topics, such as, taxes, student loans and mortgages. This is preparing me both for college and adulthood. My AP Biology teacher is also contributing to college readiness. She does this by printing out her powerpoints and giving "college-styled" lectures, with less "hand-holding" that you receive from lower level courses. I feel that in the long run BHS has prepared me for what life has for me.
Bensalem High School has been an incredible experience for me. The main topic I would like to focus on in this review is the teachers in the building. Without a doubt in my mind, the relationships I have created with my teachers will surely impact me for the rest of my life. The teachers in this building are, in a word, selfless. They rarely receive recognition for the work they do, but I would like to make it clear that the work is superb. They never fail to provide an incredible education within the classroom. Additionally, they are people who may never be able to truly understand the impact they have made in our community. Every day, I leave the building feeling prepared and inspired for my future. They have turned me into a student who couldn't care less about school, into a person who gets pure enjoyment out of learning. I now take pride in my intelligence, and I am sure I will be stepping out into the world as a confident and kind leader.