Bethel High School

Public 9-12

 300 Whittlesey Dr.
       Bethel, CT  06801-1517


(203) 794-8600

District: Bethel School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
39th of 143 Connecticut High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,261 Help


Feeder schools for Bethel High School:

Elementary:    Anna H. Rockwell School
    Frank A. Berry School
    Ralph M. T. Johnson School
Middle:    Bethel Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.6 Help
Number of students:  1,063

Racial breakdown:

White:
62.0%
Hispanic:
23.5%
Asian:
7.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.6% Help


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Compare Details Bethel High School ranks better than 72.7% of high schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.66. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (62%), Hispanic (23.5%), Asian (7.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bethel High School is 12.6. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bethel High School is $18,261.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bethel High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bethel High School 39th of 143 Connecticut public high schools. (See Bethel High School in the ranking list.)

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Bethel School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Bethel School District 68th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Bethel High School

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Rank History for all students at Bethel High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 73.40 56th 176 68.2%
2008 70.13 64th 176 63.6%
2009 71.10 59th 176 66.5%
2010 75.27 44th 186 76.3%
2011 74.36 52nd 189 72.5%
2012 73.29 60th 188 68.1%
2013 67.96 84th 193 56.5%
2015 67.41 65th 196 66.8%
2016 82.02 29th 132 78.0%
2018 65.64 54th 121 55.4%
2021 80.03 45th 200 77.5%
2023 76.66 39th 142 72.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bethel High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 79.74 31st 175 82.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bethel High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 77.14 37th 155 76.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Bethel High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.55 47th 79 40.5%
2019 61.76 44th 84 47.6%
2021 77.67 43rd 189 77.2%
2022 72.11 37th 106 65.1%
2023 60.99 49th 103 52.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Bethel High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.80 51st 78 34.6%
2019 58.71 49th 80 38.8%
2021 78.35 41st 182 77.5%
2022 67.44 43rd 102 57.8%
2023 71.15 31st 100 69.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Bethel High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 43.27 10th 15 33.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Bethel High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 88.17 12th 104 88.5%
2023 73.23 10th 63 84.1%
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Rank History for White students at Bethel High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.94 60th 105 42.9%
2019 52.51 60th 113 46.9%
2021 76.71 31st 155 80.0%
2022 67.96 37th 117 68.4%
2023 64.40 41st 116 64.7%
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Data source: test scores: Connecticut Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Bethel High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 931 16 16 18 7 n/a n/a 0 988
1989 898 18 17 16 8 n/a n/a 0 957
1990 811 13 27 17 13 n/a n/a 0 881
1991 811 8 28 17 11 n/a n/a 0 875
1992 792 25 24 31 14 n/a n/a 0 886
1993 749 16 31 43 15 n/a n/a 0 854
1994 754 16 42 43 10 n/a n/a 0 865
1995 715 12 45 36 16 n/a n/a 0 824
1996 715 12 45 36 16 n/a n/a 0 824
1997 745 11 54 43 10 n/a n/a 0 863
1998 800 11 50 45 8 n/a n/a 0 914
1999 781 15 63 39 3 n/a n/a 0 901
2000 768 16 68 38 5 n/a n/a 0 895
2001 776 15 63 38 2 n/a n/a 0 894
2002 784 22 66 45 2 n/a n/a 0 919
2003 784 22 66 45 2 n/a n/a 0 919
2004 822 21 67 48 1 n/a n/a 0 959
2005 852 20 75 58 0 n/a n/a 0 1005
2006 672 18 55 53 0 n/a n/a 0 798
2007 880 22 72 86 3 n/a n/a 0 1063
2008 849 22 68 92 3 n/a n/a 0 1034
2009 831 18 60 99 2 n/a n/a 0 1010
2010 802 25 60 97 3 n/a n/a 0 987
2011 768 27 58 100 1 0 5 0 959
2012 740 25 56 117 1 1 9 0 949
2013 728 29 62 122 1 0 17 0 959
2014 710 19 65 116 0 0 23 0 933
2015 673 20 60 115 0 0 21 0 889
2016 665 22 59 130 0 0 21 0 897
2017 636 16 60 136 0 1 22 0 871
2018 638 24 70 144 1 1 18 0 896
2019 621 31 70 162 2 2 16 0 904
2020 607 31 76 174 1 3 13 0 905
2021 628 32 79 183 1 2 10 0 935
2022 630 43 72 218 6 3 13 0 985
2023 659 41 75 250 11 2 23 2 1063

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Bethel High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 988 78.0 12.6 n/a
1989 957 71.5 13.3 n/a
1990 881 73.7 11.9 n/a
1991 875 69.1 12.6 n/a
1992 886 65.6 13.5 n/a
1993 854 64.7 13.2 0
1994 865 65.9 13.1 2.5
1995 824 63.5 13.0 2.9
1996 824 63.5 13.0 2.9
1997 863 64.8 13.3 2.2
1998 914 64.9 14.1 1.1
1999 901 65.8 13.7 2.4
2000 895 71.4 12.5 2.5
2001 894 77.3 11.6 n/a
2002 919 83.2 11.0 2.8
2003 919 83.2 11.0 2.8
2004 959 85.0 11.3 0
2005 1005 74.5 13.5 n/a
2006 798 71.1 11.2 7
2007 1063 76.8 13.8 6.4
2008 1034 88.3 11.7 7.3
2009 1010 93.3 11.5 10.3
2010 987 86.5 11.4 10.7
2011 959 84.9 11.2 13.7
2012 949 84.4 11.2 15.8
2013 959 82.3 11.6 18.2
2014 933 82.9 11.2 19.7
2015 889 79.0 11.2 19.8
2016 897 80.0 11.2 19.6
2017 871 83.5 10.4 20.6
2018 896 86.6 10.3 20.3
2019 904 78.9 11.4 28.8
2020 905 84.7 10.6 31.9
2021 935 81.0 11.5 31.6
2022 985 82.0 12.0 28.8
2023 1063 84.0 12.6 29.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Bethel High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 988 78.0 12.6 n/a
1989 957 71.5 13.3 n/a
1990 881 73.7 11.9 n/a
1991 875 69.1 12.6 n/a
1992 886 65.6 13.5 n/a
1993 854 64.7 13.2 0
1994 865 65.9 13.1 2.5
1995 824 63.5 13.0 2.9
1996 824 63.5 13.0 2.9
1997 863 64.8 13.3 2.2
1998 914 64.9 14.1 1.1
1999 901 65.8 13.7 2.4
2000 895 71.4 12.5 2.5
2001 894 77.3 11.6 n/a
2002 919 83.2 11.0 2.8
2003 919 83.2 11.0 2.8
2004 959 85.0 11.3 0
2005 1005 74.5 13.5 n/a
2006 798 71.1 11.2 7
2007 1063 76.8 13.8 6.4
2008 1034 88.3 11.7 7.3
2009 1010 93.3 11.5 10.3
2010 987 86.5 11.4 10.7
2011 959 84.9 11.2 13.7
2012 949 84.4 11.2 15.8
2013 959 82.3 11.6 18.2
2014 933 82.9 11.2 19.7
2015 889 79.0 11.2 19.8
2016 897 80.0 11.2 19.6
2017 871 83.5 10.4 20.6
2018 896 86.6 10.3 20.3
2019 904 78.9 11.4 28.8
2020 905 84.7 10.6 31.9
2021 935 81.0 11.5 31.6
2022 985 82.0 12.0 28.8
2023 1063 84.0 12.6 29.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Bethel High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $17,219
2019 $17,572
2020 $17,813
2021 $18,261

Data source: Connecticut Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Bethel High School

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students9041063
 17.6%
African American3141
 32.3%
American Indian211
 450%
Asian7075
 7.1%
Hispanic162250
 54.3%
Pacific Islander22
White621659
 6.1%
Two or More Races1623
 43.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients28.8%29.6%
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bethel High School

Students at Bethel High School are 62% White, 24% Hispanic, 7% Asian, 4% African American, 2% Two or more races, 1% American Indian.

Bethel High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Anna H. Rockwell School
Elementary : Frank A. Berry School
Elementary : Ralph M. T. Johnson School
Middle : Bethel Middle School

Bethel High School ranks 39th of 143 Connecticut high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,063 students attended Bethel High School.


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