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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Freedom High School is an above average, public school located in Bethlehem, PA. It has 1,913 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
3149 Chester Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18020
Telephone
(610) 867-5843
Website

Freedom High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1150
299 responses
Average ACT
30
42 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$77,400
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,237
National
$949
Median Home Value
$243,200
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
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 66 responses
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  • FREEDOM FAMILY
    15%
  • Homecoming, prom, theater company shows, etc
    15%
  • Football games with the Band
    12%
  • Pep Rallies!
    12%
  • BAND
    9%
  • Football games and the pasta dinners
    9%
  • Basketball games!
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,913
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,443
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.6%
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,893/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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Freedom High School is a really great school in all ways! The teachers are are fantastic, with a few exceptions of course, and the staff in administration are very helpful too! Freedom has so much school spirit and we really are the “freedom family” that we call ourselves. From friday night football games to early morning student government meetings, there is something to get everyone involved and connected. I really love it here, and I know almos everyone else feels the same.
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At Freedom High School, there is an immense amount of diversity. There are so many different ethnicities and religions and social groups. You have the opportunity to meet and get to know people you may have never talked to before. The teachers were very nice, yet there were few teachers that I thought were amazing at teaching. I loved that Freedom gave students the opportunity to take classes at Northampton Community College. It had prepared me for college more than high school ever could. The academics were good, but school spirit was something that emerged my senior year. There was always slight school spirit, but it was growing throughout my years there. The entire school was a Freedom family.
Overall, Freedom is a good place. The administrators are huge supporters of the students, in and out of the classroom. They are very willing to accommodate the students and work around the students' schedules to arrange times to help students understand material. In addition, one can often find teachers at football games on Friday nights, or musical performances on weekends. The students, generally, feel very tied to the school, and can be seen sporting t-shirts with the slogan "Freedom Family." Unfortunately, this enthusiasm for inclusivity is not always fostered. One terrible tradition at Freedom is the "freshmen suck" chant, a staple at every pep rally. Usually started by seniors or the school's "Riot Squad," the student spirit section, freshmen are “welcomed” by the words "freshmen suck." The teachers seem to think this is all in good fun, and that may be so, for the most secure students, but it seems likely that this tradition negatively impacts some students at Freedom.