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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Bethel High School is a highly rated, public school located in Bethel, CT. It has 897 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
About Bethel High School...
School District
Bethel School District
Address
300 Whittlesey Dr.
Bethel, CT 06801
Telephone
(203) 794-8600

Bethel High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1180
200 responses
Average ACT
28
66 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$97,289
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,310
National
$949
Median Home Value
$333,900
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
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • School Spirit Week is always exciting
    29%
  • Super fans except we got in trouble this year
    21%
  • Musical performances
    18%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Military Ball
    11%
  • I love homecoming, and the GLAX Opener!
    4%
  • None, it all sucks
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
897
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,158
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$17,935/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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I liked the atmosphere of learning and the opportunities this school provided me with. I enjoyed the wide variety of clubs, applied studies, sports, and organizations my school offered. I appreciate the effort my school has put into constantly changing and improving. I would however like to see better chances for the students to voice concerns!
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My experiences at Bethel High School were extremely memorable. I have had some tough teachers who taught me the proper way to study and to write essays. I loved the atmosphere at Bethel High School, as the school thrived with school spirit during pep rallies and spirit week. I also loved playing on the sports teams at BHS. Although we were not good at sports, I have made some amazing friends in all grades due to the amazing coaches and attitudes. I would change the capstone experience that is required by all students because it was not very helpful to our future and created unnecessary stress on seniors during the time to apply to colleges.
My overall Bethel High School experience has been a good one. It is not a big high school but not small either. It contains a group of different ethnic students with different cultures and races. Academically, the teachers are very good teachers and care about their students greatly. Also, the sports teams are pretty good with coaches who devote their time and fans who support. Overall, the atmosphere at bethel high school was a safe, academically challenging, fun and motivating. Bethel high school kept me working hard and on track while also making sure I had fun. It made sure we stuck to the rules so that we didn't do anything we regretted. I can easily say bethel high school has been the best 4 years of my life and has prepared me for the future.