Bethesda-Chevy Chase High

Public 9-12

 4301 East-West Hwy
       Bethesda, MD  20814


 (240) 740-0400

 School Website

District: Montgomery County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
28th of 138 Maryland High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.5
Number of students:  2,102

Racial breakdown:

White:
57.2%
Hispanic:
17.5%
African American:
14.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.2%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, September 2, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High ranked better than 79.7% of high schools in Maryland. It also ranked 6th among 16 ranked high schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 69.47. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (57.2%), Hispanic (17.5%), African American (14.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 11.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High is 18.5. 25 high schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Bethesda-Chevy Chase High employs 113.4 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High:

SchoolDigger ranks Bethesda-Chevy Chase High 28th of 138 Maryland public high schools. (See Bethesda-Chevy Chase High in the ranking list.)

Montgomery County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Montgomery County Public Schools 7th of 25 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bethesda-Chevy Chase High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 54.89 49th 201 75.6%
2005 70.54 25th 204 87.7%
2006 68.38 49th 204 76.0%
2007 70.30 49th 209 76.6%
2008 76.25 54th 214 74.8%
2009 73.88 60th 213 71.8%
2010 76.41 52nd 220 76.4%
2011 70.26 59th 183 67.8%
2012 72.06 60th 187 67.9%
2013 73.88 47th 185 74.6%
2014 74.02 73rd 231 68.4%
2015 58.78 82nd 233 64.8%
2016 67.85 54th 233 76.8%
2017 77.44 19th 180 89.4%
2018 71.98 27th 195 86.2%
2019 69.47 28th 138 79.7%

Data source: test scores: Maryland State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Open Quote Bethesda Chevy Chase High School is probably the worst school to send a student with special needs. I personally would never recommend it to any potential new comer. All through my high school career in this terrible school I’ve experienced suicidal thoughts and ideation. I turned to self-harm in response to the lack of support that I so desperately needed. After barley graduating from this school, I was later diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and a bad case of ADHD. I couldn’t believe how many problems I had! And how little support I was offered at Bethesda Chevy Chase! I applied for a 504 in my senior year I believe, and was denied. I was tested by some B rated ADHD tester who apparently had no idea what she was doing, because she said I was fine and just lazy. I can’t stress how little thought went into this so called “testing”. It took about 30 minutes, as opposed to a few hours at the place who later diagnosed me with all of these lovely things. It angers me, to know that I could have been helped a long time ago, and never was. Bethesda Chevy Chase is also a seriously competitive school, in terms of grades and GPAs. Always seeing other people succeed in their academics as I failed constantly only killed my spirit that much more, of course not helping with the depression in any sort of way. I strongly dislike this school, and hope that no other student has to go through the same situations as I. There is a sickening feeling in my stomach every time I bring up this school. Only a select number of teachers and a counselor were supportive of me in this school; but none of them could outweigh the lack there of. I hope Bethesda Chevy Chase high school get their act together sooner or later because, what I experienced here for four torturous years, was cruelty. Close Quote


by a citizen
Sunday, June 30, 2013

Open Quote Academically high-ranking but the truth is, the students have a reputation for being arrogant despite their locally well-known reputation for drug abuse, drug dealing, and vandalism. My front yard has been the recipient of trash, cigarette butts, and the like. They are brazen in their habits, "sparking up" across the street on the sidewalk or the Capital Crescent Trail, depending on their mood and what they perceive to be a somewhat weak police presence. Parents are affluent and lenient, overcompensating for their lack of structure and attention and typically in denial of their charges' nonchalant attitude toward rules and authority as long as they as enrolled in AP or Honors courses. Arrests among BCC HS are quite common, and those with the worst behavior are well-known by local police. Many students are children of diplomats and some of them abuse their diplomatic immunity to commit crimes on a daily basis, mocking the laws of the United States and showing a general disrespect for our country. I did not send my children to this school, even though I am zoned to BCC; I sent my children to alternate schools. Shameful school really. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Bethesda-Chevy Chase High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 854 325 81 166 3 n/a n/a 0 1429
1990 813 266 64 144 4 n/a n/a 0 1285
1991 775 260 57 160 6 n/a n/a 0 1258
1992 721 259 63 162 6 n/a n/a 0 1211
1993 697 228 56 172 5 n/a n/a 0 1158
1994 612 240 67 182 1 n/a n/a 0 1102
1995 616 235 66 174 11 n/a n/a 0 1102
1996 616 235 66 174 11 n/a n/a 0 1102
1997 612 255 58 156 6 n/a n/a 0 1087
1998 621 238 72 149 5 n/a n/a 0 1085
1999 672 211 78 160 2 n/a n/a 0 1123
2000 702 209 65 173 2 n/a n/a 0 1151
2001 777 226 97 172 1 n/a n/a 0 1273
2002 969 242 83 200 1 n/a n/a 0 1495
2003 969 242 83 200 1 n/a n/a 0 1495
2004 1058 235 97 215 3 n/a n/a 0 1608
2005 1090 249 106 246 5 n/a n/a 0 1696
2006 1070 263 109 243 6 n/a n/a 0 1691
2007 1041 268 116 260 3 n/a n/a 0 1688
2008 1054 284 127 253 4 n/a n/a 0 1722
2009 1099 292 134 243 9 n/a n/a 0 1777
2010 1137 295 131 257 10 n/a n/a 0 1830
2011 1048 296 113 281 4 0 57 0 1799
2012 1072 280 115 293 3 0 65 0 1828
2013 1057 282 116 291 1 2 86 0 1835
2014 1071 280 112 318 0 2 89 0 1872
2015 1154 284 111 335 2 2 106 0 1994
2016 1129 297 109 354 3 0 114 0 2006
2017 1189 299 102 352 3 n/a 119 0 2064
2018 1203 301 104 367 5 1 121 0 2102

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 Bethesda-Chevy Chase High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1429 86.4 16.5 n/a
1990 1285 80.9 15.8 5.0
1991 1258 75.4 16.6 7.0
1992 1211 73.2 16.5 9.2
1993 1158 73.8 15.7 9.6
1994 1102 72.0 15.3 11.5
1995 1102 67.9 16.2 9.5
1996 1102 67.9 16.2 9.5
1997 1087 67.1 16.2 9.0
1998 1085 64.8 16.7 7.6
1999 1123 64.8 17.3 10.1
2000 1151 72.4 15.9 11.1
2001 1273 75.7 16.8 11.5
2002 1495 78.3 19.1 9.3
2003 1495 78.3 19.1 9.3
2004 1608 88.9 18.1 7.5
2005 1696 92.0 18.4 7.8
2006 1691 91.0 18.6 8.1
2007 1688 97.3 17.3 9.1
2008 1722 97.7 17.6 8.5
2009 1777 95.2 18.7 8.6
2010 1830 100.0 18.3 8.6
2011 1799 96.8 18.5 9.3
2012 1828 96.9 18.8 10.3
2013 1835 101.3 18.1 11.0
2014 1872 100.4 18.6 11.1
2015 1994 107.0 18.6 11.7
2016 2006 107.0 18.7 12.0
2017 2064 112.1 18.4 n/a
2018 2102 113.4 18.5 11.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Bethesda-Chevy Chase High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1429 86.4 16.5 n/a
1990 1285 80.9 15.8 5.0
1991 1258 75.4 16.6 7.0
1992 1211 73.2 16.5 9.2
1993 1158 73.8 15.7 9.6
1994 1102 72.0 15.3 11.5
1995 1102 67.9 16.2 9.5
1996 1102 67.9 16.2 9.5
1997 1087 67.1 16.2 9.0
1998 1085 64.8 16.7 7.6
1999 1123 64.8 17.3 10.1
2000 1151 72.4 15.9 11.1
2001 1273 75.7 16.8 11.5
2002 1495 78.3 19.1 9.3
2003 1495 78.3 19.1 9.3
2004 1608 88.9 18.1 7.5
2005 1696 92.0 18.4 7.8
2006 1691 91.0 18.6 8.1
2007 1688 97.3 17.3 9.1
2008 1722 97.7 17.6 8.5
2009 1777 95.2 18.7 8.6
2010 1830 100.0 18.3 8.6
2011 1799 96.8 18.5 9.3
2012 1828 96.9 18.8 10.3
2013 1835 101.3 18.1 11.0
2014 1872 100.4 18.6 11.1
2015 1994 107.0 18.6 11.7
2016 2006 107.0 18.7 12.0
2017 2064 112.1 18.4 n/a
2018 2102 113.4 18.5 11.2

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.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Maryland State Department of Education.

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