Bellaire High School, Bellaire, Texas

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Bellaire High School
Principal Administrator Tim Salem
Founded 1955
School type Public school (U.S.)
Religious affiliation None
Location Bellaire, Texas, United States
Enrollment 3,236 students
Campus surroundings Urban
Mascot Cardinals
School colors Red, White

Bellaire High School is a magnet/IB school located at 5100 Maple Street in Bellaire, Texas, United States, with a zip code of 77401. It is part of the Houston Independent School District. It is denoted as a magnet foreign language program offering a wide array of languages taught from Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Hindi, Japanese, Hebrew, and Italian.

All pupils in the city of Bellaire are zoned to Bellaire High School. Several parts of Houston that are around the city of Bellaire are zoned to Bellaire High School. A small portion of Southside Place is zoned to Bellaire High School.

The school handles grades nine through twelve. Bellaire High School has neighborhood, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate programs. Annually one of the top schools in Texas and the US, with some of the highest numbers of National Merit Scholars and Semifinalists.

The school ranked number 80 according to the Challenge Index by Jay Mathews. The Challenge Index ranks schools by the number of AP and IB tests taken by students at a school in 2002 divided by the number of graduating seniors.

The school is famous for its baseball program which is annually ranked as one top teams state-wide and nationally, producing numerous future college stars and major leaguers. The debate team is also well-known and frequently places high nationally.

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