Bethel High School has achieved a remarkable feat by earning the 98th position out of 741 high schools in the state of Ohio, a notable recognition securing it as the second-highest ranked school in Miami County and the eighth-highest in the Dayton Metro Area!
The U.S. News & World Report 2023-2024 Best High Schools Rankings is a comprehensive evaluation encompassing various factors including student performance in math, reading, and science state assessments, performance in a range of college-level exams, and the school's graduation rate. The data utilized for these rankings is sourced from references such as the Common Core of Data, statewide math, reading, and science assessments, the College Board, and the International Baccalaureate.
This assessment process involves six distinct ranking indicators, each assigned different weights to calculate an overall score for each school. These indicators include College Readiness, College Curriculum Breadth, State Assessment Proficiency, State Assessment Performance, Underserved Student Performance, and Graduation Rate.
“The previous report published by US News and World Report (April 2022) had Bethel High School ranked #109 in the state of Ohio, so breaking into the top 100 and ranking #98 is an accomplishment that we are proud of. The improved ranking is a testament to the dedication and effort of the staff and the hard work that our students have put forth,” Barrett Swope, Bethel High School Principal.
Bethel High School notably excelled in the indicators of College Readiness and College Curriculum Breadth, securing rankings of 72nd and 89th respectively. U.S. News highlighted the school's strong offering of Advanced Placement courses, which is underscored by the fact that 47% of its students undertake at least one AP Exam and a significant number achieve a passing score of 3 or higher, thereby enhancing their preparedness for higher education.
A comprehensive breakdown of Bethel High School’s ranking and scores can be found here: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/ohio/districts/bethel-local/bethel-high-school-15635
An in-depth explanation of the methodologies employed by U.S. News to determine these rankings can be found here: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/articles/how-us-news-calculated-the-rankings
Bethel High School remains committed to Educate with Excellence, and continue to forge the #BethelLegacy.