Bethlehem Area School District


The Bethlehem Area School District in Pennsylvania operates 22 schools, including 16 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 2 high schools, serving a diverse student population. The district's academic performance varies widely, with some standout schools like Hanover Elementary School and Miller Heights Elementary School consistently ranking among the top in the state, while others struggle to meet proficiency standards.

The data reveals significant achievement gaps between the highest and lowest-performing schools, particularly at the elementary and middle school levels. There appears to be a correlation between higher free/reduced lunch rates and lower academic proficiency, highlighting the impact of socioeconomic factors on student outcomes. While the high schools in the district perform similarly, the middle schools show more variation in their rankings and test scores, with Broughal Middle School standing out as a relatively stronger performer.

The analysis suggests that factors beyond just district-level characteristics, such as student-teacher ratios and school-specific spending, may play a significant role in shaping academic outcomes. The Bethlehem Area School District has opportunities to improve overall performance by addressing achievement gaps, supporting high-poverty schools, and learning from the practices of the district's top-performing schools.

District Detail

 1516 Sycamore St
Bethlehem, PA 18017-6099

 (610) 861-0500

SchoolDigger Rank:
452nd of 606 Pennsylvania districts

See the 2023 Pennsylvania District rankings!
Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 12,939

Primary Schools: 16
Middle Schools: 4
High Schools: 2
Alternative Schools: 0

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

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