Bellaire High School’s mission is to provide a college-bound culture of quality education through academics, fine arts, athletics and clubs/organizations. Our diverse cultures and custom are celebrated in a professional environment that values collaborations, creativity, competition and distributive leadership.
Located in the city of Bellaire in southwest Houston, Bellaire High School’s community is comprised primarily of professional, business, skilled, semi-skilled and retired residents who are active supporters of school programs and who have high educational expectations for children. The diversity of the Bellaire community is reflected in the ethnicity of 3,537 students who comprise the student body. There are students from 64 different countries enrolled at Bellaire High School.
In 1980, Bellaire High School entered the International Baccalaureate Program. This program represents the most rigorous academic honors curricula for highly motivated, academically talented students. Students prepare for the IB examinations by taking IB courses their junior and senior years. Most of the honors courses at Bellaire High are IB/AP (Advanced Placement) combinations that prepare students to test in either the IB or the AP program. The Class of 2010 earned an average SAT score of 1735 and an average ACT score of 25.2 Twenty-two students received the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma. At the end of the 2011-12 school year, a total of 950 students took 2,600 College Board Advanced Placement exams. The Class of 2012 achieved an 85.9% scoring of a “3” or better. Additionally, 38 of the Class of 2011 have been declared National Merit Semi-Finalists. The Class of 2012 has 33.
Bellaire High School is Houston ISD’s foreign language magnet, currently offering eleven foreign languages. In addition to the extensive language studies programs,Bellaire High School offers a semester cultures course and student exchange programs. For more information, please visit the Magnet Program page.
Bellaire also maintains programs and courses that address the needs of students with limited English proficiency, students who have a home language other than English, and students who have been identified as having special educational needs.
Bellaire offers a wide range of extracurricular activities. Approximately 100 clubs and organizations in academics, football, basketball, soccer, softball, swimming, track, tennis, volleyball, school spirit, service, publications and performing arts engage many students. Bellaire students also excel in the competitions such as Academic Decathlon, Academic Challenge, Economic Challenge, Chess, Odyssey of the Mind, UIL academics, forensics, engineering, math, foreign languages and physics.