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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School is a top rated, public school located in Bethesda, MD. It has 2,124 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1290
677 responses
Average ACT
29
243 responses
AP Enrollment
52%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$106,287
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,742
National
$949
Median Home Value
$476,500
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 127 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    19%
  • Homecoming Week
    18%
  • Senior Traditions
    13%
  • International night
    12%
  • Color day
    7%
  • Baronpalooza
    7%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,124
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,917
Teachers in First/Second Year
9%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.67 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.67 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.67 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
$18,250/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.74 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.74 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.74 responses
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Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Reviews

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From what I've seen it is very inclusive overall. Most of the teachers are good, especially for upperclassmen. The school has very nice architecture. Windows in every classroom. The security guards are nice. There are also pianos all over school for no significant reason, and you can often hear someone playing one. What they lack: non academic classes and a variety of languages. They do not have any non academic classes, such as a car class or wood working class. Nothing hands on. They also don't have Italian; They have Spanish, French, Arabic, and (maybe) Chinese. overall good experience!
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As BCC was located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, I have many fond memories of going out to lunch at neighborhood restaurants, and spending time with friends after school roaming the area. Academics are rigorous, and emphasis was placed on college preparation throughout my four years there. While all the teachers were pretty excellent, a few stood out for their sense of humor, unique teaching style, and flexibility in grading late assignments due to extraneous circumstances. There was a lot of drama my last couple years there since we had a new principle who took underage drinking very seriously, and several students were unable to attend graduation due to drinking at prom. However, this seems completely reasonable to me personally. One thing that frustrated me was the fact that my entire senior year, the field was under construction to build a new parking lot, meaning no home games, and no student parking unless you were an athlete or had to drive to an internship after school.
Bethesda Chevy Chase High School seems like any high schools in a wealthy area, stuffed with snobbish individuals but in reality it is so much more than that. B-CC High School has struggled for years with diversity on the grounds of race, ethnicity, sexuality and gender orientation. Though it is exceptional when it comes to academic rigor and opportunities for involvement, whether it be through clubs or the arts, students still struggle to find a place in this rather large community. All-in-all, I believe that Bethesda Chevy Chase High School is an amazing place to be when it comes to surrounding yourself with mass amounts of academic diligence but not as much so when it comes to diversity of the students, the school culture, or the administration.