Award Year: 2014

Bethany High School

6721 NW 42
Bethany, OK, 73008-2698

(405) 789-6370

Dr. Don George Wentroth Jr., Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Bethany Public Schools

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Our school exists to cause as much learning as possible in our students and teachers to enable all to be successful in the future.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • White: 68%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native American: 12%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
The Freshman class enjoys the competition at a pep assembly.

The Freshman class enjoys the competition at a pep assembly.

At Bethany High School, the faculty never settles for the status quo. Students prepare to compete in a technological and innovative global society. The school's objective is to provide a safe school, both physically and emotionally, where students and teachers build on past accomplishments and strive to reach new heights.

Participation in AP courses has tripled in the past three years. Bethany students consistently score at the top of the state's End-of-Instruction tests. Ninety-seven percent of Bethany students are completing a college bound transcript with coursework above state requirements for graduation. The overall graduation rate is over ninety-six percent. Approximately twenty-five percent of each graduating class over the past three years had over a 4.00 GPA. Eighty percent of the class of 2013 enrolled in college and received over three million dollars in scholarships. The class of 2014 had 107 members and they received over 4.5 million dollars in scholarships.

Bethany strives to create a world-class workforce by providing students a learning environment that allows them to develop skills and knowledge for their successful integration into the working world. Bethany students earn state and national awards in visual and performing arts, scholastic, and athletic competitions.

The school involves students in the community through classes and clubs that require community service. The global community is emphasized through webcast connections with schools across the world and a student exchange program with a school in Israel.

These are reasons why parents camp-out for up to three weeks for transfers into the school.