School Profile and Points of PrideOur 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.
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.
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 learningMarking System, GPA and Class RankBexley 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 10Advanced 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
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
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.
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
(This information was prepared for Bexley High School's 2016 - 2017 Profile for College Admissions. The BHS School Ohio IRN is 002675.)
BHS Recognition Assembly 2016College Admissions 2015Agnes Scott College , The University of Akron , The University of Alabama , Allegheny College , American University of Rome , The University of Arizona , Baldwin Wallace University , Belmont University , Binghamton University , Boston University , Bowling Green State University , Brandeis University , University of British Columbia , Butler University , California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo , University of California Berkeley , Calvin College , Capital University , Case Western Reserve University , Central Michigan , University Chapman , University College of Charleston , Chatham University , University of Cincinnati , Clemson University , Cleveland Institute of Art , Cleveland State University , College for Creative Studies , University of Colorado at Boulder , Columbia College Chicago , Columbus College of Art and Design , Columbus State Community College , Concordia University - River Forest , Cornell College , University of Dayton , Denison University , University of Denver , DePaul University , DePauw University , Dickinson College , Drexel University , Duquesne University , Eastern Michigan University , Eckerd College , Emerson College , Emory University , Florida Atlantic University , Florida Gulf Coast University , Florida State University , Fort Lewis College , Frostburg State University , Furman University , The George Washington University , Georgetown University , The University of Georgia , Guilford College , Hartwick College , Haverford College , High Point University , Hobart and William Smith Colleges , Hofstra University , University of Illinois at Chicago , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , Indiana University at Bloomington , Ithaca College , James Madison University , John Carroll University , Kalamazoo College , University of Kansas , Kent State University , University of Kentucky , Kenyon College , Kettering University , Lewis & Clark College , Limestone College , Loyola Marymount University , Loyola University Chicago , Loyola University Maryland , Lynchburg College , Marquette University , Marshall University , University of Maryland, College Park , Maryville University , University of Massachusetts, Amherst , University of Massachusetts, Boston , Miami University, Oxford , University of Miami , Michigan State University , University of Michigan , University of Minnesota, Twin Cities , The University of Montana, Missoula , Muhlenberg College , Nazareth College , University of North Carolina at Asheville , The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , University of North Carolina at Wilmington , North Carolina State University , Northeastern University , Northern Kentucky University , University of Notre Dame , Oberlin College , Occidental College , Oglethorpe University , Ohio Dominican University , Ohio Northern University , Ohio University , Ohio Wesleyan University , Otterbein University , University of Pennsylvania , University of Pittsburgh , Pomona College , Pratt Institute , Princeton University , Regis University , Rhodes College , Rochester Institute of Technology , University of Rochester , Rollins College , Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology , Rutgers University-New Brunswick , Saint Louis University , University of San Francisco , Santa Clara University , Savannah College of Art and Design , University of Southern California , Southern Methodist University , The University of Tampa , Tennessee State University , Texas Christian University , The University of Texas, Austin , The Ohio State University , The Ohio State University, Newark , University of Toledo , Tufts University , Union College , University of Utah , University of Vermont , University of Victoria , Villanova University , Washington University in St. Louis , West Virginia University , Willamette University , University of Wisconsin, Madison , Wittenberg University , The College of Wooster , Wright State University , and Xavier University.