Bethel Public Schools is among Connecticut’s most academically rigorous. Niche.com rates the top 100 based on state test scores, college readiness, SAT/ACT scores, graduation rate, student-teacher ratio, AP enrollment, and student and parent reviews.
Report by Paula Antolini
January 15, 2016 7:41PM EDT
Bethel is One of the 2016 Districts with the Best Academics in Connecticut
Bethel Public Schools is among Connecticut’s most academically rigorous. Niche.com rates the top 100 based on state test scores, college readiness, SAT/ACT scores, graduation rate, student-teacher ratio, AP enrollment, and student and parent reviews. Bethel was 41st.
Niche ranks more than 100,000 public and private schools and districts based on dozens of statistics and 27 million opinions from 300,000 students and parents. View the full methodology.
At the time of calculation, our database contained records for 12,153 school districts. School districts were not included in the ranking process if they did not have sufficient data. The final ranking results in 10,563 school districts receiving a grade, with 8,014 of those also receiving a numerical ranking. If you’re wanting to find more stats regarding education around the globe, or even just the United States of America you can find such information within this Upskilled article.
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|State Assessment Proficiency||Percentage of students at or above proficiency levels on state assessments. For comparison across states, percentiles within each state were calculated, then compared.||U.S. Department of Education||25.0%|
|Top Colleges Score||Average score of colleges that students are most interested in or go on to attend, based on Niche Best Overall college rankings. Minimum 10 unique respondents required.||Self-reported by Niche users||15.0%|
|AP Enrollment||Percentage of students enrolled in at least one AP course. Values are capped at 50%.||Civil Rights Data Collection||10.0%|
|AP Test Pass Rate||Percentage of AP students who pass at least one AP exam.||Civil Rights Data Collection||10.0%|
|Composite SAT/ACT Score||Average SAT/ACT composite score (normalized to the same scale), as reported by students.||Self-reported by Niche users||10.0%|
|Graduation Rate||Percentage of 12th grade students who graduate.||U.S. Department of Education||10.0%|
|Parent/Student Surveys on Academics||Parent and student opinions about the quality of the academics in the school district they currently or recently attend(ed).||Self-reported by Niche users||10.0%|
|Advanced Math Enrollment||Percentage of students enrolled in at least one advanced math class, including analytic geometry, elementary analysis, precalculus, statistics, and trigonometry.||Civil Rights Data Collection||5.0%|
|Student-Teacher Ratio||Ratio of students to full-time teachers. Student-teacher ratio for public school districts is calculated based on the number of full-time equivalent teachers reported by the district, so the actual student-teacher ratio for these districts may vary. Please note: Student-teacher ratio is not a representation of average class size. Values are capped between 2 and 30.||National Center for Education Statistics||5.0%|
Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, usually from 2013–2014, as self-reported by the school district.