School Details

Bexley High School

326 South Cassingham Rd, Bexley, OH 43209
(614) 231-4591
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 735 students 14 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Bexley City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bexley High School is a public high school in Bexley. The principal of Bexley High School is Mr. Harley R. Williams Jr. and can be contacted at harley.williams@bexleyschools.org. 735 students attend Bexley High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the 735 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 13% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bexley High School is 14:1. St Charles Preparatory 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
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 84%
Multiracial 6% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 11%
Economically disadvantaged 5% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Our experiences were great seeing the payoff as my son is now in college. I believe that with any situation what you put into it you will get in return. Students and parents have to do the work required to be successful.

  • (5 years ago)

    The fine arts program nurtures and hones creativity in students.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers consciously help and improve the learning and education of students. With a great staff and a great community the Bexley Community Allows learning to be in a fun environment and gives students a prosporous future.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our kids' contributions from all realms - academic artistic personal and athletic - are enhanced and celebrated in this safe healthy school. Yay Bexley!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a student at Bexley High School and i feel like anyone who says that the students here are not accepting are completely and toatally wrong. Bexley is one of the most accepting schools due to the interface. Their are all different types of people at Bexley High School so anyone can find a friend. Even students that are completely different get along well and the teachers are great besides one. ya hear

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to Bexley between 5th and 10th grades. I moved to the area because my Dad was attending Trinity Lutheran Seminary. I would agree that the people aren't very welcoming to outsiders. I had an especially difficult time adapting because I was from Michigan. I dealt with the bullying when I was younger but learned to live with the constant heckling. I hung out with the 'cooler' kids and tried to play sports but if you weren't the coaches son's best friend than you weren't going to play. Also because I lived in a Townhouse I was referred to as 'poor'. My little townhouse couldn't compare with there houses. The education was excellent though. When I moved to a new school the 11th grade work compared to Bexley's 8th grade curriculum. All in all I enjoyed my stay. I miss a few people but you move on. GO BLUE! )

  • (6 years ago)

    I graduated from Bexley High School in 2007. I was not the best student and the teachers recognized that. They also recognized the real world problems that I faced during my time in high school. The teachers administration and guidance counselors were outstanding people who genuinely wanted me to succeed. They set me straight helped me keep my head up and now I am in a great university with tons of opportunity. I would like to thank everyone affiliated with BHS. Go Lions!

  • (6 years ago)

    I graduated from Bexley in May 2008. Whoever submitted the review before me is dead wrong. There is no bullying. The new students are easily welcomed by their peers. I am an African-American student and i got along fine with everyone. There were a few bad apples in the past few years that really shook things up. By this I mean there was a large influx of minority students who caused some serious problems such as robbery and fights. One kid even got expelled for bringing a gun. The district does a good job of filtering out the problem kids and everyone really gets along well. I would say I had a positive relationship with all but one of my teachers and about 98% of of other students. Bexley is an awesome school!

  • (6 years ago)

    While Bexley does have a superior academic program there are other issues that seem to get ignored or swept under the rug. The kids aren't very welcoming to new students to the district and there is also a lot of social pressure. Also because of the strong academic program students that transfer to Bexley sometimes struggle and unless you become a nagging parent the school tends not want to deal with the issue and says that the kids are just going through an adjustment instead of facing the real issue. Safety issues are another problem with Bexley City Schools. Kids are bullied frequently and it seems as if Bexley is more concerned with it's reputation and keeping everything quiet than they are in teaching diversity and respect. You do have a few teachers that genuinely do care about the students and their success and to them Thank you!

  • (9 years ago)

    Bexley has a superior academic program which includes music art sports and extracurricular activities. Parents seem to be involved and staff is supportive of students and parents. However because the neighborhood includes upper middle class and more affluent homes the students that come from middle to lower income class have a lot of social pressures - the 'right clothes ' a car money for activities etc. There's a lot of pressure for the kids that don't come from wealthier families. The academics are strong though.

  • (9 years ago)

    i like this school and i feal that my teachers care about me and what is going on

  • (10 years ago)

    Bexley High School provides students with one of the finest educations available in the country. The administration and faculty are well-educated and intelligent. Parents and teachers are truly invested in the students and push for success. The school consistently ranks among the top schools in the state of Ohio. There is a wide range of courses available including many Advanced Placement level classes. The arts are well-supported and there is a multitude of extracurricular activities available. Additionally Bexley High School has a beautiful new main campus.

  • (11 years ago)

    while the people in Bexley and the students aren't very welcoming to new people Bexley high school is a wonderful experience and one of the best educations. The teachers here are amazing and really become clsoe to the students because the school is so small. It is a small and personal academic setting with individual attention and a huge emphasis on excellence. Students are supported and pushed to their full potential. this is the kind of school every college-bound student wants. Bexley prepares all students for life and college while helping build their thinking self-esteem and social skills. I can't tell you how great Bexley is the district deserves all the respect it gets.

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