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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School is a top rated, public school located in Bethesda, MD. It has 2,006 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
4301 East-west Hwy
Bethesda, MD 20814
Telephone
(240) 497-6300

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1290
476 responses
Average ACT
29
171 responses
AP Enrollment
52%
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Living in the Area
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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
$146,664
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,917
National
$949
Median Home Value
$858,800
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
72%
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 86 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    23%
  • Homecoming Week
    20%
  • Senior Traditions
    15%
  • International night
    12%
  • Color day
    9%
  • Going to all the sports games hammered
    6%
  • Baronpalooza
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,006
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,471
Teachers in First/Second Year
9%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 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
$17,685/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.64 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.64 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.64 responses
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Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Reviews

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At B-CC, I could always find someone to connect with. There were so many people with different interests! School pride and enthusiasm was pretty low, though, most likely because the new principal got rid of several dances just to build an addition that resulted in the loss of our football field. A big plus of this school was open lunch and the ability to leave campus to buy food. But it also highlighted the huge discrepancies between economic status among students; the poorer, usually minority students stayed in the cafeteria to buy school lunch while the rich white kids left to get Starbucks.
In terms of academics, AP and IB classes were highly recommended. These classes were definitely doable, but with many teachers being paid part-time or stuffed with students, individual one-on-one meetings were a rarity.
Overall though, the social aspect of the school was probably its best feature. I loved spending my adolescent years here, even with its drawbacks.
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Bethesda-Chevy Chase High school is one of the highest ranking public high schools in Maryland’s Montgomery County. I enjoyed the variety of course options available, including courses in photography, art, music, various sports, and many AP course available which transferred over to my university!
The students of Bethesda Chevy Chase are very fortunate to have the teachers that are currently working there. Over half of the teachers are approachable, warming, and hospitable. Without a doubt you will be able to attend a class and enjoy it because each teacher brings their own flair and humor to the course. My comparative religion class was taught by world's funniest but yet sarcastic person ever! Expect with this with all classes, even math. Before Math was boring and something I did not want to take first thing in the morning. However, when placed with Mrs. McWhorter, we had more conversations about our personal experiences that just so happened to relate to math, in an odd way. The teachers are what makes a school, a good school.