District

One of the top districts in the state, the Bexley City School District is located in a suburban community just four miles east of downtown Columbus, Ohio. Bexley's neighborhood schools form the center of a stable, close knit community. Students benefit from the small class sizes that permit personal attention and foster academic excellence, with access to a rich variety of courses and extra-curricular programs.  The district operates according to a guiding mission and strategic priorities that have been set by community stakeholders and approved by the Board of Education.  

Bexley schools are truly neighborhood schools, each supported by close-knit, nurturing communities, with students often walking or bicycling to school.  Three elementary schools feed into one secondary school at the Cassingham Complex that houses Bexley Middle School for grades 7 - 8 and Bexley High School for grades  9 - 12.  

The school district prides itself on preserving its historic buildings, while maintaining state-of-the-art facilities for 21st century learning. Each of the district's five schools features modernized classrooms, updated systems and closed-circuit television networks. All of the schools have gymnasia and facilities for physical education, as well as dedicated arts education spaces. 

District Achievements
  • Accredited by the internationally recognized AdvancED.
  • Bexley High School ranked 158th of some 29,000 U.S. public high schools that "serve all students well," according to U.S. News and World Report in 2016; Bexley was the top-ranked school in central Ohio and the third in the state.
  • Twenty-two Advanced Placement (AP) courses available at Bexley High School, an unusually high number for the size of the school; in 2016, a record number of 313 students (62 percent of those eligible) took a total of 663 AP exams.  
  • Nine members of the class of 2017 and 12 in the class of 2016 invited to participate in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
  • Earned Moody’s Investor Service Aa2 rating, one of the highest ratings assigned any Ohio district.
  • Cassingham Elementary and Bexley Middle School authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) world schools, the first of their kind in Ohio; each school with its own education best practice.
Total Enrollment - August 2016: 2,360
Bexley High School (grades 9 - 12): 732
Bexley Middle School (grades 7 - 8): 359
Cassingham Elementary School (grades K - 6): 483
Maryland Elementary School (grades K - 6): 366
Montrose Elementary School (grades K - 6): 420

Attendance rate: 95.2%
Graduation rate (four years): 99.3%
College Matriculation rate (class of 2014): 93.0%
Black, Hispanic, Asian, Multiracial enrollment: 16.9%
Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1

Professional Staff
Teachers - full time equivalent: 170.9
Average years of experience: 13
Teachers with at least a Master’s Degree: 86.3%
Average teacher's salary: $74.988

Financials
General Fund Budget (2015 - 2016): $34.57 M
Per Pupil Expenditure +: $15,929
Total Expenditure for Classroom Instruction*: 71.5%

General Fund Receipts
Property Taxes: $17.7 M
State Foundation/Rollback: $ 6.9 M
Income tax: $ 7.2 M
Earnings on Investments/Miscellaneous: $ 0.5 M

College Admissions Test Results 
Bexley student scores compared with Ohio statewide averages:
  • SAT Critical Reading: 598 (555)
  • SAT Writing: 580 (535)
  • SAT Math: 596 (562)
  • ACT average composite score: 25.9 (22) 
Characteristics of the Community
Population of Bexley: 13,703
Number of households: 4,705
Median income based on federal income tax returns*: $70,992
*Ohio Department of Taxation, 2013
+ Ohio Department of Education 2016