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Bethlehem Central School District is a top rated, public school district located in Delmar, NY. It has 4,580 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
About Bethlehem Central School District...
Address
700 Delaware Ave
Delmar, NY 12054
Telephone
(518) 439-7098

Bethlehem Central School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1280
268 responses
Average ACT
30
88 responses
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Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,580
Free or Reduced Lunch
10.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,219
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$80,580,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,996/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    2%

Bethlehem Central School District Reviews

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It is your typical suburban school district. The district is very concerned with its “numbers” and “test scores”. The resources are there to add to that, but if you are an average student either academically or athletically or both, it is very easy to “fall through the cracks” and nobody seems to really care about those students. There are not a lot of opportunities for average students. Both the middle school and the high school have the feeling of an “old boy’s club” amongst the teachers and the administrators. The same is true about the culture of the athletic teams for both the boys and girls teams. There is a concern amongst parents not to speak up at times out of fear of retribution from teachers or other staff members.
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As cheesy as it sounds- it’s what you make of it. It’s not too cliquey, ideologically diverse, high-achieving and academically competitive, has good sports teams in which people attend the games of, many of the teachers are relatable and receptive, and everyone has a bit of school spirit in them. It’s a good size and everyone is very friendly (almost suck-up friendly but friendly nonetheless.) As long as you are open minded, do your work & are involved you’ll have a good experience. My only issues have to do with the lack of diversity in income, religion and ethnicity. Because of this, people tend to be ignorant and I’ve noticed that many people of the same race stick together, etc.
Bethlehem Central High School is an amazing school. They really believe in education and helping students out with whatever they need. The school also has a program called Lab School, which is an organization that focuses on project based and hands on learning. The program does not believe in tests and believes that for children to really learn about a topic they need to experience it. The program takes students on educational field trips to places like Gettysburg or Boston to learn about history. They also take the kids on retreats to learn about biology and also learn teamwork. The program only allows 30 students from each grade in and those students stay together throughout high school. It gives the students a chance to really bond and make close friends for life. I love Bethlehem and would never want to go anywhere else for an education.