Skip to Main Content
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Bethlehem Area School District is an above average, public school district located in Bethlehem, PA. It has 13,739 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.
About Bethlehem Area School District...
Address
1516 Sycamore St
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Telephone
(610) 861-0500
Website

Bethlehem Area School District Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1150
741 responses
Average ACT
28
122 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
13,739
Free or Reduced Lunch
48.8%
Do You Work at Bethlehem Area School District? Claim Your School District Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school district's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,002
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$223,926,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,999/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    4%

Bethlehem Area School District Reviews

71 reviews
All Categories
Bethlehem Area School District has taught me all my life from k-12. I love the community around it and enjoyed many years. Although some teachers are a struggle, there are a lot of great ones. The staff and counselors have supported me through all the changes and have made my school experience one of a kind! The only negative i would have to come up with would be the safety in the high schools. There have been a lot of fights and incidents although over the years they have been doing very good at controlling it all.
Start Your Review of Bethlehem Area School District
Rate It!
The things I enjoy most about Bethlehem Area School District is that the schools can be rivals during games but can instantly turn and work together. For example, football game rivalry and BASD mini-thon to raise money for children with pediatric cancer. I can say, the academics in BASD are great. Most teachers are willing to involve themselves with their students and are willing to help as much as possible. The most important change I would like to see are in the facilities. Some facilities are run-down and outdated. I would also like to see a change in the food. The food served is either unhealthy or not edible. An alternative would be natural foods like fruits and veggies, or anything that provides proper nutrition. Lastly, I would like to see an increase in diversity. It would love to see more international exchange students throughout Bethlehem Area School District. Not only do they increase diversity, they educate students about other customs and cultures.
The Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) is overall a very good district for children to attend school. It is a good learning environment that the administration is constantly trying to improve. I attend Freedom High School, and it, like every school, has its strengths and weaknesses. I have had many classes that I have loved and learned so much from while others have been the exact opposite. Some areas of the school are very nice while other parts need to be updated. The BASD does understand these inconsistencies and is slowly making improvements. The district is a nice place to learn, and I'm sure it will be even better in the future.