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Bethlehem Central Senior High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
1,637
Best High School in New York
#36
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District BETHLEHEM CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Type Public
 Phone (518)439-4921
 Location 700 DELAWARE AVE
DELMAR, NY 12054
Charter School No

Bethlehem Central Senior High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for New York high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 36th in the best public high schools in New York.

Demographics

Race

The Bethlehem Central Senior High School student body is mostly White with a small Asian Pacific population and has very low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White88.9%1,455
Black2.3%37
Hispanic2.6%42
Asian Pacific6.1%100
Native American Indian0.1%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races0.1%2

Family Income

vs. other New York high schools
Upper 7.2%

7.3% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the New York high school median of 39%. By this measure, BETHLEHEM CENTRAL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL students are largely wealthy and rank 66th in New York for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman427
Sophomore387
Junior417
Senior389
Total1,637

Academics

Completions

Graduation Rate
94%

7 out of 10

Rank: 181st in New York

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students94%
New York Median87%
Percentile79%
White94%
Black50% or more*
Hispanic50% or more*
Asian Pacific80% or more*
Native American-
Two or more racessuppressed*
Economically Disadvantaged60% to 79%*
Limited English Proficiency-

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 30th in New York

Students at Bethlehem Central Senior High School scored an average 99% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the New York State Education Department. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 92% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 1% of New York high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls95% or more*95% or more*
Boys95% or more*95% or more*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander80% or more*80% or more*
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanic50% or more*50% or more*
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White99% or more*99% or more*
With Disabilites50% or more*50% or more*
Limited English--

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 20th in New York

740 out of 806 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (92%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the New York median rate of 27% and in the top 3% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 60th in New York

Bethlehem Central Senior High School offers 16 AP courses. 28 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 76% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all New York schools of 18%. Bethlehem Central Senior High School had 447 taking AP exams with a 400 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 87% percentile and well above the state median of 68 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 89% 68%
Students enrolled in an AP class 28% 18%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 11%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 24%
AP Courses Offered 16

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%16%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate5%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.9%15
Boys1.2%10
Girls0.7%5
New York Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.3%5
Boys0.6%5
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
New York Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students3.8%61
Boys5%42
Girls2.5%19
New York Median4.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.3%21
Boys1.9%16
Girls0.6%5

Location

Bethlehem Central Senior High School
700 DELAWARE AVE
DELMAR, NY
12054
(518)439-4921

10 out of 10 1

District

BETHLEHEM CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
DELMAR, NY