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Bel Air High School

Public | 9-12 | 1633 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 30, 2011

We moved to Bel Air, Md with BRAC in August, 2010. After lots of research, we choose Bel Air High School for our 11th and 9th grader. Although the relocation was very difficult, we are all doing much better. The support the our kids are getting from the teachers, principal, and the counselor has been amazing. Both are excelling in sports, clubs and academics. I recommend Bel Air High School in all levels. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

I think this school is a very excellent school. It has good students,teachers,overall everything.ienjoy coming to my school each day
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2005

People who usually complain on here about the school being terrible are usually the people who are failures and trouble-makers so don't pay any mind to them. Yes, the teachers are of high quality and yes the student schedule is limited and it will be tha way until remodeling is complete but, you get all education required to graduate high school and all extras you would want.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2005

I am a Junior at Bel Air high school and belive the school itself is outdated and needs many new renavations. The staff is ok. Most teachers are of high quality. the administation is of good quality. I would reccomend this school over others in the area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2005

My sons both graduated from Bel Air High School & did very well in their classes. They chose different universities to attend, and had no difficulty getting in with their grades & high SAT scores. The teachers were very helpful when they needed tutoring, and were always there when we needed them. I think that if parents are responsibile and care about their child's educational needs, they are more apt to ask for the extra help which they would definitely receive from the teachers & counselors. A person only gets out of a school what he puts into it. There are more successes out of Bel Air H.S. than failures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2004

The courses at this school are very limited. While some teachers are excellent, many are below par. The children that attend this school can be quite mundane and verging on violent at times. The facility is quite overcrowded. Although some students are able to do quite well at this facility many others fall through the cracks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2004

The teachers are great! The school's facilities are a disgrace to a community as affluent as Harford County. It is so overcrowded, there are numerouse portables (trailers) and some students have homeroom in the gym. The school board does not care and only suggests parents can move their children. When will people see the connection between the schools falling down and the politicians they elect?
—Submitted by a parent


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

Grade level

Algebra

The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
English II

The state average for English II was 83% in 2013.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
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In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 42%
Black 6% 35%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Heighe St
Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: (410) 638-4600

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