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     Principal: Kevin L. Gibaldi HIGH SCHOOL   
481 Northfield Road, Bedford, OH 44146-2200                        TEL: 440.439.4848   


Built in 1954 with additions in 1955, 1958, 1971 and 1994, Bedford High School provides more than 200 courses in 13 different areas, including college preparatory, Honors and Advanced Placement, and Career and Technology Education. These courses prepare students for higher education, technical or business fields, a vocation, and other careers.

More than 70 extra-curricular activities and a dozen athletic programs provide opportunities for leadership, community service, academic competition, and competitive sports.

Bedford High School's Bearcat Stadium features seating for 5,000 people, an eight-lane all-weather track, artificial-turf football field, state-of-the-art press box, and a services support building. This building contains locker rooms, a weight room, a concession area, restrooms, storage areas, team meeting room, and coaches' offices.

The stadium was made possible by passage of a 1.48-mill bond issue that also allowed for the installation of a new baseball diamond, soccer/football practice field, upgraded and lighted tennis courts, and an auxiliary gymnasium. In addition, improvements were made to the high school's music rooms, science labs, and business education facilties. Bearcat stadium and the other improvements were dedicated in August 1994.

During the summer 2003, extensive repairs were made to the front section of Bedford High School that was built in 1954. Contractors repaired the building's structural steel supports, removed deteriorated brick and stone, installed new brick, completed necessary mortaring and tuck-pointing, and installed new windows.

It is our mission at Bedford High School to prepare students to be lifelong learners who can easily adapt to change by equipping them with broad- based transferable skills, knowledge, and social competencies to meet the demands of a competitive global market.

Bedford High School is accredited by the North Central Association (NCA). NCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education by holding the education profession to even-higher standards. To accomplish its mission, the NCA sets quality standards and engages schools in an accreditation process designed to assess those standards. This includes a periodic review of schools to evaluate learning programs and processes and to assure that schools are engaged in continuous improvement aimed at improving student performance. The accreditation process is done annually.

The North Central Association has accredited Bedford High School every year since at least the 1950s. In the 2004-2005 school year, Bedford High School established the following strategies to meet the NCA's goals for continuous improvement. They are as follows:

  • All students will improve study skills in all curriculum areas

  • All students will increasingly demonstrate respect for people and property through out the school

  • All students will improve critical thinking skills across the curriculum

    Alma Mater
    Let the banner of our High School
    grace the heavens ever more.
    We will carry on the honor
    of the ones who went before.
    Ever onward Alma Mater
    on to glory, Bedford High

    We go marching ever onward
    up the road that leads on high;
    Let the stories of our glories
    be exploited to the sky.
    Ever onward, Alma Mater
    on to glory, Bedford High.
    Fight Song
    BEDFORD we raise our banner high.
    Green and white we will fight for
    Rah! Rah! Rah!
    B.H.S. will win our quest.
    Our glory shall not die.
    We are the victors of Bedford High.

    Bedford High School is proud to count many well-known individuals among its graduates. Click here to view a list of famous Bedford graduates.