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Bethlehem High School

Public | PK-12 | 519 students

 

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Posted March 5, 2014

I'm a student at Bethlehem high school and I think that every kid should go here. we are like a family at BHS. everyone is friendly and there is great academic oppurtunities.so stop dissing on Bethlehem it is a WONDERFUL SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!


Posted August 13, 2012

I am a student at bethlehem, and if you even consider inrolling your child to this school, don't. You're better off at poplar springs or something. I hate this school, there is constant bulling there, and the teachers don't care about anything. and all of the falculty. The kids there are in consideret and u learn absoulutly nothing whatsoever. Please, do not enter your kid here! I am beging u! Plus, ur child will be in drama, no matter what! doesn't matter if there the best kid ever, the kids here will drag them into it even if they did/said nothing. this school doesn't even deserve a star.


Posted May 13, 2012

Its a good school with lots of christian values and teachers in it.It also does very well on fcat and it usually beats all the other schools in the county with its scores


Posted July 27, 2011

Love the small size of the classes, more one on one with the kids. But they need to offer more for the kids (music, arts, etc.).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

The school,while it may be nice for the kids to see their friends,is uncooperative to help me.No advanced classes are foffered.All together,not a good school


Posted November 17, 2009

I like many things about the school as a former student and as a parent of a current student - but - I think the counselors need to put forth greater efforts when doing their jobs. They show very little concern or interest in students or parents. I'm certain there are a few they show interest in but far more they do not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

I have moved from a larger school to bethlehem on my own free will. Some of the classes offered here are not availible at other schools near by.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2009

I did go to Bethlehem.I liked its small size,but i couldnt get good acedemics.The school WAS cliq-ish for me.The teachers were nice,but I didnt havegood courses.All I could get was Ag.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2009

I loved this school for my child. When she got into some trouble the school was willing to work with me. Most schools just want to suspend them and let these children go on vacation, not this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

To all that think Bethlehem is a non-progressive school, thats crazy. Yeah its a small school but at least you know everyone there. And If u would get more 'involved' in the school, u would know that there is advanced classes there. You know if you are not willing to show your teachers and counselors that you want to be somebody one day, why should they bother helping you out!!! Pay attention and get involved like you care then someone might take ignition and help you!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2009

I really dont like this school and I cant wait to transfer to HCHS; there is nothing really to get involved in and its very cliq-ish. They dont offer alot of advanced classes so you feel really limited in how far you can go.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2008

I'm a student at Bethlehem High School and i love it ! It is the best school that i have ever attended! Since we have got our new principal he has made alot of new, good and fun things happen that most of the students, parents and teachers have enjoyed and i am looking forward to the years to come.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2008

I graduated from Bethlehem, my daughter graduated from Bethlehem and my son will graduate from Bethlehem. I love this school and since we have got a new principal it's even better. Our current principal and the last principal we had have really made alot of good things happen for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
53%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
53%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
61%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
53%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Black 0% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic N/A 29%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 85%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 74%73%61%
Master's degree 24%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Zeb Brown
Fax number
  • (850) 547-4856

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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2767 Highway 160
Bonifay, FL 32425
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