Belmont High School

Summary:

Belmont High School is a public high school located in Dayton, Ohio, serving grades 7-12 with a total enrollment of around 1,100 students. The school is part of the Dayton City School District, which is ranked 704 out of 835 districts in Ohio and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Belmont High School consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of Ohio high schools, with a statewide ranking between 705-819 over the past several years. The school's performance on state assessments is significantly below the state and district averages across all subject areas, with proficiency rates ranging from 0% to 31.5% compared to state averages of 41.8% to 72%. Belmont High School has also struggled with low graduation rates, with a four-year graduation rate of only 61% in the most recent school year, well below the state and district averages. Additionally, the school has an extremely high chronic absenteeism rate, reaching as high as 70% in the 2021-2022 school year, more than double the state average.

When comparing Belmont High School to other nearby schools, such as Stivers School For The Arts and Dayton Regional STEM School, which are also part of the Dayton City School District, a clear divide emerges, with these schools significantly outperforming Belmont High School on academic measures, graduation rates, and attendance. This suggests that the challenges faced by Belmont High School are not solely a function of the district, but rather specific to the school itself. Addressing these issues will require a multifaceted approach that considers the unique socioeconomic and demographic factors impacting the school, as well as the broader community implications.


Detail:

Public 7-12

 2615 Wayne Ave
       Dayton, OH  45420-1833


(937) 542-6460

District: Dayton City

SchoolDigger Rank:
819th of 867 Ohio High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,848 Help


Feeder schools for Belmont High School:

Elementary:    Cleveland Elementary School
    Eastmont Elementary School
    Horace Mann Elementary School
    Kemp Elementary School
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Middle:    Wright Brothers Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.3 Help
Number of students:  1,100

Racial breakdown:

African American:
39.9%
White:
36.7%
Hispanic:
15.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Belmont High School ranks worse than 98.5% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 4.15. (See more...)
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Compare Details Belmont High School ranks worse than 94.5% of high schools in Ohio. It also ranks 5th among 6 ranked high schools in the Dayton City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 4.41. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Belmont High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Belmont High School has the largest high school student body size in the Dayton City School District. Student population at Belmont High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (39.9%), White (36.7%), Hispanic (15.5%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Belmont High School is 18.3, which is the highest among 8 high schools in the Dayton City School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Belmont High School is $11,848. 6 high schools in the Dayton City School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Belmont High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Belmont High School 1032nd of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Belmont High School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Belmont High School 819th of 867 Ohio public high schools. (See Belmont High School in the ranking list.)

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Dayton City:

SchoolDigger ranks Dayton City 704th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Belmont High School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Belmont High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 10.00 888th 989 10.2%
2013 1.90 973rd 1001 2.8%
2014 5.50 936th 1008 7.1%
2015 3.10 1011th 1035 2.3%
2016 6.52 984th 1050 6.3%
2017 9.20 914th 1038 11.9%
2018 4.90 969th 1010 4.1%
2019 5.84 987th 1050 6.0%
2022 6.15 966th 1017 5.0%
2023 4.15 1032nd 1048 1.5%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Belmont High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 5.27 897th 924 2.9%
2019 6.20 898th 945 5.0%
2022 5.59 914th 947 3.5%
2023 3.58 965th 974 0.9%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Belmont High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 3.08 877th 897 2.2%
2019 8.68 830th 917 9.5%
2023 1.46 940th 943 0.3%
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Rank History for middle school Disabled students at Belmont High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.51 613th 643 4.7%
2019 8.99 654th 658 0.6%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Belmont High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 3.59 898th 916 2.0%
2019 2.07 928th 933 0.5%
2022 8.25 858th 946 9.3%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Belmont High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.31 364th 384 5.2%
2019 12.60 384th 405 5.2%
2022 7.08 413th 413 0.0%
2023 9.39 431st 436 1.1%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Belmont High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 0.64 778th 781 0.4%
2019 1.20 789th 796 0.9%
2022 2.43 794th 809 1.9%
2023 0.61 805th 805 0.0%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Belmont High School

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Rank History for all high school students at Belmont High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 0.47 669th 681 1.8%
2005 0.19 678th 689 1.6%
2006 0.74 680th 696 2.3%
2007 3.48 728th 756 3.7%
2008 2.85 733rd 767 4.4%
2009 6.86 739th 791 6.6%
2010 4.50 777th 819 5.1%
2011 2.56 782nd 818 4.4%
2012 12.22 748th 832 10.1%
2013 5.92 720th 767 6.1%
2014 8.92 714th 769 7.2%
2015 4.57 736th 778 5.4%
2016 3.39 756th 784 3.6%
2017 2.02 760th 773 1.7%
2018 3.39 751st 800 6.1%
2019 6.69 754th 836 9.8%
2021 10.65 705th 819 13.9%
2022 4.77 780th 836 6.7%
2023 4.41 819th 867 5.5%
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Rank History for high school Multi-racial students at Belmont High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.24 184th 201 8.5%
2021 3.62 210th 211 0.5%
2022 4.38 220th 222 0.9%
2023 6.04 231st 239 3.3%
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Rank History for high school English Language Learner students at Belmont High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.37 84th 100 16.0%
2019 9.88 109th 112 2.7%
2022 12.57 102nd 111 8.1%
2023 11.67 105th 107 1.9%
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Rank History for high school Special Education students at Belmont High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 13.87 584th 614 4.9%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Belmont High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 6.12 701st 758 7.5%
2019 9.29 706th 779 9.4%
2021 13.83 658th 763 13.8%
2022 5.68 723rd 773 6.5%
2023 4.70 765th 805 5.0%
See the entire list of Best Ohio High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for high school Female students at Belmont High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 1.67 729th 751 2.9%
2019 3.51 742nd 781 5.0%
2021 2.77 745th 775 3.9%
2022 2.61 757th 794 4.7%
2023 2.07 792nd 813 2.6%
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Rank History for high school Disabled students at Belmont High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.25 538th 550 2.2%
2019 31.88 444th 628 29.3%
2021 10.52 577th 596 3.2%
2022 9.09 597th 606 1.5%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Belmont High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 3.84 715th 763 6.3%
2019 5.85 737th 792 6.9%
2021 5.98 713th 778 8.4%
2022 3.29 765th 808 5.3%
2023 3.14 783rd 819 4.4%
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Rank History for high school African American students at Belmont High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.26 252nd 279 9.7%
2019 11.50 280th 303 7.6%
2021 7.54 279th 284 1.8%
2022 7.28 293rd 306 4.2%
2023 7.72 311th 323 3.7%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at Belmont High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 4.54 178th 184 3.3%
2021 5.01 233rd 239 2.5%
2022 7.26 242nd 260 6.9%
2023 5.23 259th 270 4.1%
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Rank History for high school White students at Belmont High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 2.11 694th 718 3.3%
2019 5.71 701st 739 5.1%
2021 5.13 691st 727 5.0%
2022 2.99 715th 749 4.5%
2023 2.75 733rd 756 3.0%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Belmont High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 927 792 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 1724
1989 739 636 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 1382
1990 719 650 4 1 1 n/a n/a 0 1375
1991 745 802 10 1 3 n/a n/a 0 1561
1992 583 638 7 2 3 n/a n/a 0 1233
1993 675 724 5 4 1 n/a n/a 0 1409
1994 715 629 9 5 0 n/a n/a 0 1358
1995 709 642 9 10 2 n/a n/a 0 1372
1996 709 642 9 10 2 n/a n/a 0 1372
1997 555 731 11 11 1 n/a n/a 0 1309
1998 497 645 12 7 1 n/a n/a 0 1162
1999 510 567 12 5 1 n/a n/a 0 1095
2000 527 527 5 6 0 n/a n/a 0 1065
2001 524 484 8 9 0 n/a n/a 0 1025
2002 625 516 6 12 2 n/a n/a 16 1177
2003 625 516 6 12 2 n/a n/a 16 1177
2004 640 405 5 19 1 n/a n/a 7 1077
2005 622 398 3 22 1 n/a n/a 9 1055
2006 540 369 1 17 1 n/a n/a 17 945
2007 486 409 2 21 0 n/a n/a 28 946
2008 462 487 7 51 0 n/a n/a 34 1041
2009 379 500 6 39 0 n/a n/a 36 960
2010 371 377 8 44 1 n/a n/a 44 845
2011 391 384 6 53 1 0 55 0 890
2012 357 290 11 44 1 0 53 0 756
2013 407 254 9 48 1 1 48 0 768
2014 494 317 7 64 2 1 54 0 939
2015 495 351 5 69 2 1 49 0 972
2016 408 337 6 55 1 1 40 0 848
2017 424 400 6 60 0 0 39 0 929
2018 514 488 4 64 1 0 52 0 1123
2019 395 396 8 50 1 1 42 0 893
2020 352 368 5 54 2 0 37 0 818
2021 373 355 3 58 0 0 51 0 840
2022 428 444 9 134 0 1 74 0 1090
2023 404 439 6 171 0 2 78 0 1100

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 Belmont High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1724 82.0 21.0 0
1989 1382 84.0 16.4 n/a
1990 1375 80.0 17.1 n/a
1991 1561 88.0 17.7 n/a
1992 1233 82.6 14.9 37.6
1993 1409 79.0 17.8 38.8
1994 1358 79.0 17.2 39.5
1995 1372 82.5 16.6 0
1996 1372 82.5 16.6 0
1997 1309 78.0 16.8 41.5
1998 1162 79.0 14.7 48.9
1999 1095 88.0 12.4 61.2
2000 1065 58.0 18.4 56.2
2001 1025 57.0 18.0 54.3
2002 1177 65.0 18.1 59.3
2003 1177 65.0 18.1 59.3
2004 1077 78.0 13.8 60.8
2005 1055 59.0 17.9 60.7
2006 945 58.0 16.3 66.7
2007 946 55.0 17.2 76.8
2008 1041 53.0 19.6 n/a
2009 960 62.0 15.5 77.2
2010 845 61.5 13.7 89.1
2011 890 58.0 15.3 86.9
2012 756 54.0 14.0 88.8
2013 768 52.0 14.7 90
2014 939 59.0 15.9 82.3
2015 972 n/a n/a 79.5
2016 848 56.0 15.1 99.1
2017 929 57.0 16.2 n/a
2018 1123 62.0 18.1 n/a
2019 893 63.0 14.1 n/a
2020 818 49.0 16.6 n/a
2021 840 53.0 15.8 n/a
2022 1090 64.0 17.0 n/a
2023 1100 60.0 18.3 n/a

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 Belmont High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1724 82.0 21.0 0
1989 1382 84.0 16.4 n/a
1990 1375 80.0 17.1 n/a
1991 1561 88.0 17.7 n/a
1992 1233 82.6 14.9 37.6
1993 1409 79.0 17.8 38.8
1994 1358 79.0 17.2 39.5
1995 1372 82.5 16.6 0
1996 1372 82.5 16.6 0
1997 1309 78.0 16.8 41.5
1998 1162 79.0 14.7 48.9
1999 1095 88.0 12.4 61.2
2000 1065 58.0 18.4 56.2
2001 1025 57.0 18.0 54.3
2002 1177 65.0 18.1 59.3
2003 1177 65.0 18.1 59.3
2004 1077 78.0 13.8 60.8
2005 1055 59.0 17.9 60.7
2006 945 58.0 16.3 66.7
2007 946 55.0 17.2 76.8
2008 1041 53.0 19.6 n/a
2009 960 62.0 15.5 77.2
2010 845 61.5 13.7 89.1
2011 890 58.0 15.3 86.9
2012 756 54.0 14.0 88.8
2013 768 52.0 14.7 90
2014 939 59.0 15.9 82.3
2015 972 n/a n/a 79.5
2016 848 56.0 15.1 99.1
2017 929 57.0 16.2 n/a
2018 1123 62.0 18.1 n/a
2019 893 63.0 14.1 n/a
2020 818 49.0 16.6 n/a
2021 840 53.0 15.8 n/a
2022 1090 64.0 17.0 n/a
2023 1100 60.0 18.3 n/a

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Belmont High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $9,381
2022 $11,330
2023 $11,848

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Belmont High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 987th of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 1032nd of 1048 Middle schools
 4.5%
Ranks 754th of 836 High schoolsRanks 819th of 867 High schools
 4.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
8th Grade Science (Belmont High School)21.618.2
 3.4%
   8th Grade Science (Dayton City)29.821.7
 8.1%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Belmont High School)140
 14%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Dayton City)25.410.5
 14.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Belmont High School)20.56.4
 14.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Dayton City)28.921.1
 7.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%
End of Course American Government (Belmont High School)37.231.5
 5.7%
   End of Course American Government (Dayton City)58.444.1
 14.3%
   End of Course American Government (Ohio)77.772
 5.7%
End of Course American History (Belmont High School)3227.1
 4.9%
   End of Course American History (Dayton City)40.343.1
 2.8%
   End of Course American History (Ohio)78.169.7
 8.4%
End of Course Biology (Belmont High School)38.813.4
 25.4%
   End of Course Biology (Dayton City)4527.1
 17.9%
   End of Course Biology (Ohio)73.763.7
 10%
End of Course English II (Belmont High School)30.68.4
 22.2%
   End of Course English II (Dayton City)38.225.1
 13.1%
   End of Course English II (Ohio)66.260.8
 5.4%
End of Course Geometry (Belmont High School)24.77.3
 17.4%
   End of Course Geometry (Dayton City)21.714.1
 7.6%
   End of Course Geometry (Ohio)50.141.8
 8.3%
End of Course Algebra I (Belmont High School)15.56.9
 8.6%
   End of Course Algebra I (Dayton City)19.814.1
 5.7%
   End of Course Algebra I (Ohio)61.153
 8.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students8931100
 23.2%
African American396439
 10.9%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian86
 25%
Hispanic50171
 242%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White395404
 2.3%
Two or More Races4278
 85.7%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 1,100 students attended Belmont High School.

Students at Belmont High School are 40% African American, 37% White, 16% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races.

Belmont High School ranks in the bottom 5.5% of Ohio high schools.


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