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Bethpage Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1001 students

 

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Posted July 5, 2011

As a former student of this high school, I believe that it offers very good quality education for a public high school. The teachers are dedicated to helping their students excel and perform at levels that are competitive with other schools and peers of comparable backgrounds. Course offerings are very diverse, especially at progressively senior levels, including a good selection of advanced placement and gifted student programs that can offer a boost for any student bound for college. In addition to academics, the school has a strong history and tradition of success in athletics and extra-curricular activities, which is rare especially for schools with relatively small student bodies as this one. Overall, I would not hesitate to introduce my children to this school as a sound option for transitioning toward college and beyond.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2011

My child has a learning disability and with the outstanding guidance and teachers in Bethpage ,graduated with an advance regents diploma! We love the elementary and high school! The middle school needs some work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2010

Bethpage High School is a great school with students, faculty, and parents that care and get involved. The guidance counselors are excellent and are are extremely helpful in the college application process. There are numerous honor students and scholar athletes. The school is forward thinking and has some unique offerings such as the Academy of Technology and 21st Century Scholar Program. There is also a wonderful Continuing Education Program with a wide selection of courses that is held at the high school in the evenings. The school is a focal point in the community.


Posted July 8, 2009

school spirit, school spirit, school spirit! Bethpage Senior High School is all about school spirit and their pride in making Bethpage, Bethpage. No other public high school is like ours. Other towns look at us differently becuase of who we are. Theres something about students here that you dont see else where. Were a preppy, happy school district and town. Small town america is Bethpage. Plain and simple. Who doesnt love the Bethpage bubble? Gooooooo EAGLES!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2009

After sending two children to private high school, my husband and I decided to send our youngest daughter to BHS and were VERY impressed with the continuous achievements, improved rankings and unmitigated energy provided by the principal and teachers. My daughter is getting a fantastic education and has the best friends, all of whom come from wonderful families. The school encourages a perfect balance of academics, sports, and extracurricular activities. As a parent, I give Bethpage High School the highest possible recommendation to anyone seeking a good S.D.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2006

This is the best school in the world and they are so much better than plainedge. Go eagles!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2006

My son is attention deficiet and takes medication. We moved from the Island Trees SD to Bethpage. The guidance staff made the transition easy. He has achieved higher grades in all of his subjects. He failed 9th grade Math and had to retake it this year. The extended Math 9 program is excellent - small class size and 2 teachers. The parental involvement on academic and sports levels is high. So many sports available to students, including golf. I cannot say enough about the commitment of the teachers to student achievement. My son has been supported by all staff that he has encountered. It took time for him to make friends, but eventually he did make a few friends. I am so happy that he has had the opportunity to attend Bethpage High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2005

Your typical high school and I love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2005

Bethpage high school is a very fun, exciting, perky kinda H.S. Most students get very good grades. Out of 27,437 public H.S's in America, Bethpage is ranked at 906. Bethpage H.S Is most definetly in the top 15 in the state. They're aslo a great athletics school. They have won many state championships. The most for lacrosse (((w/6 state titels))). Bethpage is a fun school. I recomend it as a great school.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students84%
Female88%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%

Chemistry

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged101%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant94%

Earth Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities85%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

English

All Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities67%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Geometry

All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities53%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students86%
Female83%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities53%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Integrated Algebra

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities91%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%

Living Environment

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities90%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%

Physics

All Students88%
Female85%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant88%

U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
Female94%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities78%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 82% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 10% 9%
Hispanic 1 7% 23%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 112%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 8%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 58%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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10 Cherry Ave
Bethpage, NY 11714
Phone: (516) 644-4101

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