Bedford Senior High School in Bedford, PA - Niche

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Bedford Senior High School is a public school in Bedford, Pennsylvania. It has 635 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 62% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 91 reviews written and they have been mixed.

330 E John St
Bedford, PA 15522
(814) 623-4250

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3.5 from 91 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: There are so many chances to get involved in the community through the school and the teachers are genuinely concerned with the students' learning.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I love the athletics, but the academics are somewhat weak. Teachers don't care that much and I wish we had more science electives. I also really wish we had a swim team. And I wish that the school wasn't so cold(temperature) all the time.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Food: Lunch isn't that great. Our meals have changed to healthier options in the past two-years which is both good and bad. I like all of the fruits and vegetables, but everything is on wheat bread, and I really miss things like hoagie with potato chips and wacky cake. Portions are small and I am sometimes left unsatisfied with my meal. You are allowed to buy extra food at an additional cost, but not everyone can afford to do so, so many students are left feeling still hungry after lunch. The breakfast options are good, especially breakfast pizza.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: Bullying happens, but nobody really reports it. Boys on sports teams bully and haze each other and many of them get away with it simply because the administration doesn't know whats going on. Dress code is only enforced on short-shorts and tank tops. I don't know why but nobody ever gets in trouble for wearing short dresses even though they can be way more revealing than shorts. Most kids show up for class everyday, but if you have up to two days of unexcused absence, the school threatens to fine you, which is quite annoying since not every time I miss school is for a doctor's appointment.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: I love competing in sports. I attend almost all of the home football games and wrestling matches. Our student section, the stampede, is small but we have fun cheering on our teams. Bedford is a constant winner of the district title in many sports including tennis, wrestling, and soccer. We had a current state champion wrestler from my own class this year, Jonathan Gabriel. Bedford is a small town so athletics aren't only important to the students, but also to the community as a whole. I wish we could have a pool for swim team and a boys volleyball team though.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.66 Bedford Middle School Public
Discovery Time School Private
St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School Private, Religious
2.66 Bedford Elementary School Public
Snake Spring Valley Christian Academy Private, Religious
Friends Cove Mennonite School Private, Religious
Christian Light School Private, Religious
Noahs Ark Kindergarten Private, Religious
3.33 Everett Area Middle School Public
3.00 Everett Area High School Public
2.66 Everett Area Elementary School Public
2.66 Chestnut Ridge Middle School Public
2.33 Chestnut Ridge Central Elementary School Public
2.33 Chestnut Ridge Senior High School Public
2.66 Mann-Monroe Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Everett Area High School 7 mi. 461
2.33 Chestnut Ridge Senior High School 10 mi. 473
3.33 Northern Bedford County Middle School 13 mi. 566
2.33 Claysburg-Kimmel High School 19 mi. 402
2.66 Tussey Mountain High School 20 mi. 319

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Bedford Senior High School United States Chestnut Ridge Senior High School Claysburg-Kimmel High School Everett Area High School Northern Bedford County Middle School Tussey Mountain High School
White 96.0% 51.0% 97.0% 97.0% 98.0% 97.0% 97.0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%


Grade 9 23.9%
Grade 10 24.4%
Grade 11 27.0%
Grade 12 24.6%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 17% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 67% School pride and friendship.
  • 33% Play sports

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% The disrespectful students
  • 44% Students in clicks
  • 11% The teachers

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 10 responses

  • 50% How much our principle cares about us.
  • 30% Our whole school gets involved in the community
  • 10% The school is small and only so many kids in class
  • 10% Our athletics

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 50% Middle class
  • 30% Spirit
  • 10% Close-knit
  • 10% Inmature

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 70% Stay out of trouble and you will do just fine.
  • 30% Do your best,always ask for help the teachers rock

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 100% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.