• School Profile and Points of Pride
     
    Our Community
    Bexley is a suburb of 13,517 located some four miles east of downtown Columbus, Ohio. Many residents are professional and business persons employed in Columbus.

    Our School
    Bexley High School is a four-year public high school accredited by the state of Ohio and the nationally recognized AdvancED organization.
    • Total enrollment: 732
    • Class of 2017: 192 students
    • Faculty: 52 certified educators
    • Percentage holding at least a Masters: 95.9% (2 PhDs)
    • Average years of experience: 14.0 years
    • The student/counselor ratio is 244:1 and student/faculty ratio 14:1, which affords students the academic support and opportunities characterizing a highly personal educational experience. 
    Our mission
    Bexley High School, with the combined efforts of home and community,
    strives to graduate students prepared for post-high school education and
    careers. Our emphasis on academic excellence and integrity in a supportive
    environment fosters graduates who demonstrate:
       • respectful attitudes                                 • the ability to apply technology
       • problem-solving skills                            • effective communication skills
       • civic and personal responsibility       • life-long learning
     
    Marking System, GPA and 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 - 4.0                         38                         20
                3.99 - 3.5                         42                         23
                3.49 - 3.0                         39                         21
                2.99 - 2.5                         26                         14
                2.49 - 2.0                         22                         12
                1.99 and below            18                         10
     
    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 unit              Health and P.E. 1.0 units                                       Science 3.0 units
    English 4.0 units              Mathematics 4.0 units                                          Social Studies 3.0 units
    Business/Technology; Foreign Language; or Fine Arts 0.5 unit          Financial 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. 
     
    Highlights
    • 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.)
  • HS Awards
    BHS Recognition Assembly 2016
     
    College Admissions 2015
     
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