• 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