ABOUT BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL
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.
THE NORTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION
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
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.
BEDFORD we raise our banner high.
Green and white we will fight for
VIC TOR Y
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 to view a list of famous Bedford graduates.