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About This School

Bethel Park High School is a public high school in Bethel Park. The principal of Bethel Park High School is Dr Zeb Jansante. 1,711 children attend Bethel Park High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 7% of the 1,711 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Bethel Park High School is 13:1. Upper St. Clair High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • German
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 96%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Hispanic 0.5% 0.5%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.06% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 9%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The BP school board mistakenly thinks we are an affluent district like Upper St. Clair. They are number one as far as standings go. Bethel is way down on the list sometimes just barely making AYP. Too much time and money is devoted to SPORTS and now THEATRE. This is a school with academics as the minor field. They insisted on building this new TAJ Mahal of a school while promising those gullible enough to believe that the operating costs and employee size would be reduced. What a joke! It still looks like a war zone.

  • (2 years ago)

    Excellent school district! Fantastic schools with caring superb teachers. Great tradition of ports programs with wide variety starting from youth programs through varsity. Wide range of extracurricular activities. A proud community with friendly diverse people. Many spread-out parks and ballfields. Does not seem to have near the amount of arrogant materialistic parents and therefore students encountered in several of the nearby communities including Upper St. Clair Mt. Lebo and now Peters Twp.

  • (3 years ago)

    Would be a good school except the teacher's union walks out on the students every 5 years unless the taxpayers give them BIG salary increases and pay most of their healthcare and then they only teach 5 periods a day. they do NOT care about the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a BPHS student I must say this school is excelent. It offers many different classes and the teachers are outstanding only to say the least.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think that Bethel is concentrating too much on sports instead of academics.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children graduated from BPHS in 2002 and 2006. Both children were very well-prepared for the colleges they chose-University of Pittsburgh and Penn State. I attribute their success not only to the academic program at the high school but to the excellent start they got at Bethel Memorial Elementary.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a current senior in this high school I would have to say that Bethel Park has a very reputable pleasant high school. The teachers are always willing to tutor any students they see falling behind and the guidance counselors do their best to make sure those that can move ahead do. You have to make an effort to see your counselor but it's not hard. Sure the outdoor campus wasn't great planning but after a semester it becomes daily life and students laugh at other schools' students that wear mini skirts to school in January. The campus also gives a certain amount of freedom; other high schools feel like prisons once one has gone to Bethel. On the whole choosing to move your child to BP would be an intelligent choice I'd say. We the students try to involve the new kids.

  • (8 years ago)

    The programs that bethel park offers are more than I had as a kid and I'm glad to have my son go there cause it can help him with the job he wants since you have those specific clases for that certian job.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have to say this school is going a little down hill but is still is a pretty decent school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is becoming much too liberal with the current principal. The discipline is typical for a politically correct institution. The teacher want parents to be involved ... only if you agree with them. Some of the teachers seem to be typical union workers. The school administration is a nightmare collection of politically correct bureaucrats. The academics are fair.

  • (10 years ago)

    BPHS is a great school but I don't think that the whole campus idea was a great choice for 2 reasons. First we live in Pittsburgh it snows here and it's hard to traverse the campus in icy weather. Second security. I've realized that I could just leave the campus if I wanted to and probably no one would notice. Otherwise the school has a mostly great staff and leadership. I'm glad that I have the privilege to go to such a great school.

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