School Details

Bristol High School

Wilson Ave and Garfield St, Bristol, PA 19007
(215) 781-1030

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 338 students 11 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Bristol Borough School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bristol High School is a public high school in Bristol Township. The principal of Bristol High School is Mr Thomas Shaffer. 338 children attend Bristol High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 61% of the 338 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Bristol High School is 11:1. Truman Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 54% 52%
Black, non-Hispanic 25% 21%
Hispanic 18% 19%
Multiracial 1% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0%
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is very old and needs updating on certain things. I've heard sooo many kids complain in the winter about how cold it is and the heat doesn't work well. They have to keep their coats on!

  • (6 years ago)

    A lot of the newer teachers tend to play favorites. I feel very excluded from some of the 'popular' students.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love Bristol ! Everyone knows one another ! Even though some times I dislike the teachers i still love Bristol My heart will always be in Bristol-High

  • (7 years ago)

    the teachers are very helpful when I contact them when I have concerns with my child The disipline in the school is very good and I appreciate all of the help and support I have recieved from them.

  • (7 years ago)

    Bristol is bad and has terrible teachers and the advanced courses in the school are taught by teachers who are not qualified

  • (10 years ago)

    I went to Bristol High for 10th grade. I liked it but I felt the teachers should have done more to help the students and the kids weren't exactly friendly. The classes were decent considering it's a smaller-sized school. It's close to as good as you can get with a public school but more of a variety of backgrounds and such would have been better.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a great school very little trouble in it and small classes. I rate this school as 5.Both my sons went to this high school and now my grandaughter is she is in 9th grade.

  • (11 years ago)

    Choosing to move to Bristol Borough and enroll my children in the High School was one of the best decisions I have made concerning their education. The teachers and staff are wonderful!

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

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