School Details

Bellefontaine High School

555 East Lake Ave, Bellefontaine, OH 43311
(937) 593-0545

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 861 students 16 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
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About this school

Bellefontaine High School is a public high school in Bellefontaine. The principal of Bellefontaine High School is Mr. William A. Badenhop Jr, who can be contacted at 861 students attend Bellefontaine High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 26% of the 861 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 43% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bellefontaine High School is 16:1. Calvary Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 83%
Multiracial 8% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 53%
Economically disadvantaged 26% 38%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Bellefontaine high school is a great school it had a fantastic principal that left the school which he will be surely miss by students and family.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a former student of Bellefontaine highschool I was very impressed by the quality of teachers and staff. I was not an average grade student when I began attending there. I struggle a lot with my previous school grade wise and comfortability wise. My learning needs were not met at my previous school as they were at Bellefontaine. I was so happy that I transffered to this school. If I wouldn't have done this I would not have graduated from highschool. I want to thank the teachers for their help and support in the time I was there. Thank You So Much!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Bellefontaine is an excellent place for students. I have two students who are average academically and average athletically and Bellefontaine has helped both of them excell. The teaching and administrative staff are hard working and see to it that all students are well cared for.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a parent- I couldn't be happier. This school has an excellent faculty and administration. We have excellent facilities athletics music programs and acedemics. I think the only thing we're lacking is diversity. We can't help that. My kids have a lot more opportunities than if they had been transferred to Indian lake or Ben Logan. Both are fine schools- and I'm a graduate of one of them...but Bellefontaine is the best hands down. They can offer my kids the most choice and the most exposure to everything; whether it be music- or mathematics.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a RECENT former student I would have to encourage parents to send their students to Bellefontaine City Schools. The schools have their problems with things like violence and 'cliques' true enough but no more so than other schools. At the high school age especially that kind of behavior is to be somewhat expected. I was an average student with no extreme athletic ability and I wasn't treated badly for that or any other aspects of my personality. I think that Bellefontaine City Schools would be one of the best places to send cheldren and I would highly recomend it to parents.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a senior at BHS and I have been very disappointed the last few years in the quality of my school. There are lots of fights. The school doesn't notify students on up coming events early. Also I feel as if I am constantly in competion with my fellow students over who is more popular etc... I believe that Bellefontaine is a very vain high school

  • (10 years ago)

    Being a former student of Bellefontaine High School I would not recomend that you send your children to this school. Bellefontaine is a close knit community within the school and those who are cast out are those who are not athletic those who get average grades and those who do not go towards what the community standard is for 'normal'. Because I was outspoken about the mistreatment and segregation I was a prime target for teachers and administrators as well as students and their families. There are two great schools no more than 20-30 minutes away at the most from Bellefontaine Ben Logan and Indian Lake I would transfer your children there.

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