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Bethlehem Area School District


Bethlehem Area School District is located in east Pennsylvania. Bethlehem Area School District has 41.45 square miles of land area and 0.61 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Bethlehem Area School District population is 117,254. Bethlehem Area School District median household income is $54,630 in 2010-2014. Bethlehem Area School District median house value is $200,900 in 2010-2014. On average, Bethlehem Area School District is worse than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (434 out of 496, bottom 13%)
Elementary/Middle School: (409 out of 498, bottom 18%)*
Rank: #434
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:22
Population117,254 (2010-2014), rank #4
Population Growth2.57% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:2,788.05/sq mi, rank #54
Median Household Income:$54,630 at 2010-2014—2.58% increase since 2005-2009, rank #203
Median House Price:$200,900 at 2010-2014—1.52% increase since 2005-2009, rank #96
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:41.45 sq mi, rank #310
Water Area:0.61 sq mi (1.45%), rank #223
County:Northampton County, Lehigh County
City:Bethlehem, Allentown, Nazareth, Freemansburg, Easton, Middletown CDP, Fountain Hill
Zip:18017, 18109, 18064, 18018, 18045, 18020, 18015, 18055
Area:Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
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Bethlehem Area School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

1516 Sycamore St
Bethlehem PA, 18017, Northampton County
Phone: 610-861-0500

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:13,90014,30014,42714,95914,88115,16615,306
English Language Learner Students:8599409511,0891,1421,2291,236
Total Teachers:928.80917.10917.20976.50995.901,028.901,047.40
Total Other Staff:898.40953.30957.401,028.80872.60904.50903.40
Instructional Aides:203.00174.00174.00194.00170.50182.50172.00
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:NA7.009.0012.0015.0017.0018.00
Total Guidance Counselors:48.6048.4048.6048.6049.6056.8058.20
Elementary Guidance Counselors:21.6020.4020.6018.6019.6023.2024.20
Secondary Guidance Counselors:27.0028.0028.0030.0030.0033.6034.00
Other Guidance Counselors:NANANANANANANA
Librarians/Media Specialists:15.8012.8013.8016.6015.8015.7015.70
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:
District Administrative Support:39.0022.0022.0029.0049.5047.0045.00
School Administrators:37.0037.0036.0038.0045.0042.0046.00
School Administrative Support:66.0072.0072.0075.0053.0058.5062.00
Student Support Services:NA16.1016.0021.6020.7023.6021.10
Other Support Services:482.00557.00557.00586.00445.50452.40456.40
Student-Teacher Ratio:14.9715.5915.7315.3214.9414.7414.61


Asa Packer Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   1650 Kenwood Dr, Bethlehem PA 18017
Broughal Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   114 West Morton St, Bethlehem PA 18015
Calypso Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1021 Calypso Ave, Bethlehem PA 18018
Clearview Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   2121 Abington Rd, Bethlehem PA 18018
Donegan Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1210 East 4th St, Bethlehem PA 18015
East Hills Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   2005 Chester Rd, Bethlehem PA 18017
Farmersville Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   7036 Wm Penn Hwy, Easton PA 18045
Fountain Hill Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   1330 Church St, Bethlehem PA 18015
Freedom High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   3149 Chester Ave, Bethlehem PA 18020
Freemansburg Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   501 Monroe St, Bethlehem PA 18017
Governor Wolf Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   1920 Butztown Rd, Bethlehem PA 18017
Hanover Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   3890 Jacksonville Rd, Bethlehem PA 18017
James Buchanan Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   1621 Catasauqua Rd, Bethlehem PA 18017
Liberty High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   1115 Linden St, Bethlehem PA 18018
Lincoln Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   1260 Gresham St, Bethlehem PA 18017
Marvine Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1425 Livingston St, Bethlehem PA 18017
Miller Heights Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   3605 Allen St, Bethlehem PA 18020
Nitschmann Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   909 West Union Blvd, Bethlehem PA 18018
Northeast Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   1170 Fernwood St, Bethlehem PA 18018
Spring Garden Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   901 North Blvd, Bethlehem PA 18017
Thomas Jefferson Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   404 East North St, Bethlehem PA 18018
William Penn Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   1002 Main St, Bethlehem PA 18018

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2003Math11th Grade% met std50.9%49.1%
2004Math11th Grade% met std47%49.1%
2005Math11th Grade% met std45.7%50.9%
2006Math11th Grade% met std42.9%52%
2007Math11th Grade% met std44.8%53.7%
2008Math11th Grade% met std48.5%55.9%
2009Math11th Grade% met std48.6%55.6%
2010Math11th Grade% met std49.3%59.6%
2011Math11th Grade% met std52%60.3%
2012Math11th Grade% met std49.8%60%
2003Reading11th Grade% met std57.3%59.2%
2004Reading11th Grade% met std59.1%60.8%
2005Reading11th Grade% met std57.8%65%
2006Reading11th Grade% met std54.7%65.1%
2007Reading11th Grade% met std57.8%65.4%
2008Reading11th Grade% met std58%64.7%
2009Reading11th Grade% met std61.2%65.2%
2010Reading11th Grade% met std64.6%67.2%
2011Reading11th Grade% met std65.3%69.1%
2012Reading11th Grade% met std64.9%67.8%
2008Science11th Grade% met std29%35.7%
2009Science11th Grade% met std29.4%39.7%
2010Science11th Grade% met std32.2%39.8%
2011Science11th Grade% met std28.2%40.8%
2012Science11th Grade% met std33.3%41.8%
2005Writing11th Grade% met std63.7%69%
2006Writing11th Grade% met std78.1%85.6%
2007Writing11th Grade% met std86.2%87.9%
2008Writing11th Grade% met std78.5%85.8%
2009Writing11th Grade% met std85.3%82.7%
2010Writing11th Grade% met std79.8%80.7%
2011Writing11th Grade% met std82.9%84.7%
2012Writing11th Grade% met std79.2%82.9%
2005Math3rd Grade% met std75%81%
2006Math3rd Grade% met std76%83%
2007Math3rd Grade% met std75.2%78.5%
2008Math3rd Grade% met std76%80.5%
2009Math3rd Grade% met std80.1%81.7%
2010Math3rd Grade% met std82%84.5%
2011Math3rd Grade% met std79.2%83.5%
2012Math3rd Grade% met std74.6%80%
2005Reading3rd Grade% met std66%68%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std66%69%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std67.7%72.8%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std74.2%76.8%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std73%77%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std69.8%75.2%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std72.7%77.2%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std73%74.1%
2006Math4th Grade% met std79.2%77.2%
2007Math4th Grade% met std75.1%78%
2008Math4th Grade% met std80.4%79.6%
2009Math4th Grade% met std80.7%81.8%
2010Math4th Grade% met std83.9%84.9%
2011Math4th Grade% met std81.2%85.2%
2012Math4th Grade% met std74.6%82.6%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std69.3%68.1%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std69.1%70.1%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std69.7%70.1%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std70.7%72.6%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std72.8%72.9%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std69.1%73.3%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std65.9%72.1%
2008Science4th Grade% met std78%81.5%
2009Science4th Grade% met std79.5%83.4%
2010Science4th Grade% met std78.8%81.4%
2011Science4th Grade% met std77.9%82.9%
2012Science4th Grade% met std73.9%82.3%
2003Math5th Grade% met std63.5%56.3%
2004Math5th Grade% met std66.5%61.8%
2005Math5th Grade% met std68.2%69%
2006Math5th Grade% met std62.2%66.9%
2007Math5th Grade% met std72%71%
2008Math5th Grade% met std72.8%73.2%
2009Math5th Grade% met std72.1%73.5%
2010Math5th Grade% met std72.2%74.4%
2011Math5th Grade% met std72.2%76.3%
2012Math5th Grade% met std65.2%73.3%
2003Reading5th Grade% met std62.9%58%
2004Reading5th Grade% met std68.3%62.7%
2005Reading5th Grade% met std61.1%64.2%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std58.6%60.6%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std60%60%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std58.7%61.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std61.4%64.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std61.6%64.1%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std62.8%67.3%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std61.6%65%
2006Writing5th Grade% met std58.2%54.1%
2007Writing5th Grade% met std62.8%57.3%
2008Writing5th Grade% met std57.3%57.3%
2009Writing5th Grade% met std61.5%58.1%
2010Writing5th Grade% met std62.4%61.8%
2011Writing5th Grade% met std62.1%67.1%
2012Writing5th Grade% met std63.3%64.2%
2006Math6th Grade% met std64.7%68%
2007Math6th Grade% met std67.8%69.6%
2008Math6th Grade% met std75.3%72.3%
2009Math6th Grade% met std74%75.7%
2010Math6th Grade% met std74.2%78%
2011Math6th Grade% met std76.8%78.8%
2012Math6th Grade% met std75.8%77.2%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std61%65.9%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std59.3%63.5%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std66.6%66.9%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std63.2%67.6%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std67.4%68.8%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std65%69.9%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std66.7%68.5%
2006Math7th Grade% met std63.6%66.5%
2007Math7th Grade% met std68.8%67.2%
2008Math7th Grade% met std64.1%70.6%
2009Math7th Grade% met std73.7%75.3%
2010Math7th Grade% met std72.2%77.9%
2011Math7th Grade% met std72.1%78.6%
2012Math7th Grade% met std71.8%80.1%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std66.8%68.1%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std67.5%66.8%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std68.3%70%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std69.9%71.4%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std71.2%73.5%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std72.3%76%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std74.3%76%
2003Math8th Grade% met std58.4%51.3%
2004Math8th Grade% met std61%57.9%
2005Math8th Grade% met std69.9%62.9%
2006Math8th Grade% met std57.5%62.2%
2007Math8th Grade% met std69.6%67.9%
2008Math8th Grade% met std73.5%70.4%
2009Math8th Grade% met std67%71.3%
2010Math8th Grade% met std73.3%75.2%
2011Math8th Grade% met std73.9%76.9%
2012Math8th Grade% met std69.4%76.4%
2003Reading8th Grade% met std69.3%63.4%
2004Reading8th Grade% met std68.4%68.9%
2005Reading8th Grade% met std69.6%64.1%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std67.1%70.6%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std76.4%75%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std80.8%78.3%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std80.3%80.5%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std83.3%81.9%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std79.9%81.8%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std80.6%79.8%
2008Science8th Grade% met std48.2%52.7%
2009Science8th Grade% met std45.2%54.8%
2010Science8th Grade% met std54.1%57.2%
2011Science8th Grade% met std52.1%58.3%
2012Science8th Grade% met std51%59.7%
2006Writing8th Grade% met std72.1%66.1%
2007Writing8th Grade% met std75.9%71.8%
2008Writing8th Grade% met std75.1%69.1%
2009Writing8th Grade% met std72.7%71.2%
2010Writing8th Grade% met std82%75.2%
2011Writing8th Grade% met std80.1%73.1%
2012Writing8th Grade% met std75.4%72.7%

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$213,320,000$14,786 $213,680,000$14,284 $203,337,000$13,664 
Total Expenditures:$205,071,000$14,214 $199,527,000$13,338 $197,799,000$13,292 
Total Current Expenditures:$151,128,000$10,475 $154,267,000$10,313 $149,704,000$10,060 
Instructional Expenditures:$93,139,000$6,45661.6%$97,705,000$6,53263.3%$92,287,000$6,20261.6%
Student and Staff Support:$14,157,000$9819.4%$14,697,000$9829.5%$14,864,000$9999.9%
Operations, Food, Other:$30,010,000$2,08019.9%$27,526,000$1,84017.8%$28,641,000$1,92519.1%
Total Capital Outlay:$2,245,000$156 $4,154,000$278 $9,818,000$660 
Construction:$627,000$43 $2,930,000$196 $8,379,000$563 
Total Other:$3,313,000$230 $5,137,000$343 $4,564,000$307 
Interest on Debt:$24,856,000$1,723 $13,818,000$924 $14,789,000$994 
Total Salary:$93,595,000$6,487 $97,421,000$6,513 $95,977,000$6,450 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$64,439,000$4,46768.8%$67,116,000$4,48768.9%$65,201,000$4,38167.9%
Other Salary:$29,156,000$2,02131.2%$30,305,000$2,02631.1%$30,776,000$2,06832.1%
Total Benefit:$41,972,000$2,909 $38,878,000$2,599 $35,696,000$2,399 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$27,900,000$1,93466.5%$28,538,000$1,90873.4%$23,715,000$1,59466.4%
Other Benefit:$14,072,000$97533.5%$10,340,000$69126.6%$11,981,000$80533.6%

* Bethlehem Area School District was rated 1.5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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