For the second year in a row, the Bethlehem Central School District has been named the number one school district in the Capital Region by the Albany Business Review.
The district is featured in the local business publication’s annual Schools Report, which ranks 92 school districts in the 11-county greater Capital Region using data from the New York State Education Department and its School Report Card for the 2016-17 school year. The Albany Business Review takes into account graduation rates, the percentage of graduates who plan to attend college and the percentage of graduates with advanced Regents diplomas. Bethlehem was the only district to receive a perfect score of 100. Scores from the 2017 SATs were also used to determine high school rankings. Bethlehem Central High School was also at the top of the high school list, which ranked 84 high schools in the area.
This year’s Schools Report also contains other information such as per-pupil spending, drop-out rates, and poverty data. Bethlehem was ranked #56 of the 92 districts for average per-pupil spending in 2016-17.
The Albany Busines Review’s Schools Report is available as a printed publication. It is also available online for those with a subscription. The Schools Report also features several photos taken earlier this month at the high school. The online photo album can be viewed here.