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BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Central School District has been named the number one school district in the Capital District for the fourth year in a row by the Albany Business Review.
BCSD was featured in the publication’s annual Schools Report on June 5. The report ranked 84 school districts across 11 counties in the Capital District with data from the New York State Education Department for the 2018-2019 school year.
“The commitment and hard work of our students, teachers and families are reflected in this honor,” said BCSD Superintendent Jody Monroe. “This ranking calculated their achievements in 2018-19 under the best of circumstances. If you add to that the strength, resilience, and sense of community they have all shown during the COVID-19 closure you get a better sense of the true value of a BC education.”
The Albany Business Review’s Schools Report also factored in 2019 SAT scores, graduation rates, the percentage of graduates who intend to go to college, and the percentage of graduates with advanced Regents diplomas.
Overall, Bethlehem had the best score in the report’s five categories: language and reading; social studies; math; science; and a graduation score which looks into how many students graduated with advanced Regents diplomas, and four-year high school graduation and dropout percentages.
“We have many reasons to be proud,” said Monroe.
For more information, visit www.bizjournals.com/albany/news/feature/albany-schools-report.