School Profile & Report Cards

Marking System, GPA & Class Rank

Bexley High School groups core courses by achievement level, all of which provide for a college preparatory program. Core courses have NCAA Clearinghouse approval, with the lowest passing grade a “D-” and the college recommending grade a “C.” Grade Point Averages are calculated on a 4.0 basis, with only BHS courses computed in a student’s GPA. Transfer students will not have a GPA until one semester of work at BHS has been completed. Due to the highly competitive nature of Bexley High School, students are not ranked for college admission. In the class of 2016, 46 students were designated Summa Cum Laude, 66 received the Honors Diploma and 35 graduated as part of the BHS Cum Laude Society.
 Cumulative Weighted GPA Number % of Class of 2017
4.76 - 4.03820
3.99 - 3.542 23
3.49 - 3.0 3921
2.99 - 2.526 14
2.49 - 2.0 22 12
1.99 and below 1810

Advanced Placement and Honors

Bexley offers Honors courses in English 9 and 10, Advanced Algebra, Pre-calculus, Physical Science Biology, Chemistry, French, Spanish, and Latin. Twenty-two certified Advanced Placement courses are offered in Language and Composition, Literature and Composition, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics I and II, Environmental Science, American History, European History, World History, Psychology, U.S. Government and Politics, Computer Science, Spanish, French, Latin, Art History, Studio Art and Music Theory. Students enrolled in AP courses are required to take the AP exam, which is paid for by the school district; there is no limit on the number of AP courses a student may take. In 2015, 261 students took a total of 574 AP exams with 86.5 percent earning a score of 3 or above.

College Admissions Testing

Nine members of the class of 2017 were invited to participate in the National Merit Program’s College Plans Reporting Service.

42 members of the class of 2016 took the SAT, with the following score ranges for the middle 50% of test takers:
  • Critical Reading: 520 - 680
  • Math: 570 - 690
  • Writing: 490 - 660
128 members of the class of 2016 took the ACT with the following score range for the middle 50%:  23 - 31

Graduation Requirements

Bexley offers a comprehensive, student-centered curriculum, requiring 21 units of credit for graduation. These must include:
Fine Arts 0.5 unitHealth and P.E. 1.0 unitsScience 3.0 units
English 4.0 unitsMathematics 4.0 unitsSocial Studies 3.0 units
Business/Technology; Foreign Language; or Fine Arts 0.5 unitFinancial Literacy/Capstone 0.5 unit

Special Programs

A Learning Center provides services for students with identified learning disabilities. Students may participate in alternative learning experiences at Eastland/Fairfield Career Center, through the WINGS program, Post-Secondary Educational Options, Dual Enrollment at Columbus State Community College and the Metro School, a county-wide school with a math and science focus. Also available is MOSAIC, an inter-disciplinary, integrated curriculum with a global/multicultural focus.

College Statistics

Over the past 20 years, more than 90 percent of Bexley students have entered college after graduation. The Class of 2016 had a college matriculation rate of 90 percent with 40 percent attending colleges outside of Ohio.


  • Two U.S. Department of Education Presidential Scholars in the past two years.
  • Bexley High School ranked the top school in Central Ohio (third in Ohio, 158th nationwide out of 29,000 U.S.
    public high schools) by U.S. News and World Report
  • BHS ranked 122nd on Newsweek’s list of America’s Top High Schools, based solely on student performance,
    as well as 91st on the publication's “Beating the Odds” list (taking into account student poverty rates)
  • BHS students the best prepared for college among their Central Ohio peers, according to the 2015 Ohio
    Remediation Report
Bexley High School prides itself on its high rate of participation in Advanced Placement (AP) courses that prepare students for the rigor of the college classroom. In 2016, the school gave 663 AP exams to 313 student (62 percent of the 505 eligible). All students enrolled in AP courses are required to take the AP exams, which is paid for by the school district; there is no limit on the number of AP courses a student may take.  Eighty-seven percent of AP students earned a score of 3 or above.

(This information was prepared for Bexley High School's 2016 - 2017 Profile for College Admissions.  The BHS School Ohio IRN is 002675.)