Bedford High School

  • Bedford High School Home of the Bearcats

School Contacts

  • Principal: Khalisha Lewis

    Assistant Principals: Claire Gowing, Genia Watson-Brown, Crystal Brooks Dillard

    Virtual Learning Program Coordinator: Andrew Johnson

    Main Office: 440-439-4848  440-439-4627 fax

    Bedford High School Clinic
    440-439-4848  ext. 4135

    Bedford High School Registrar's Office
    Guidance and Records Secretary 
    440-439-4707  440-439-2642 fax


    School hours are 7:45am - 2:20pm

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  • 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.

More BHS Info

  • Absences: 
    If your child is absent from school, we strongly urge you to call the child’s corresponding grade-level office by 8:30 a.m. Please state the reason for the absence. We will contact you if your child is listed on the absence sheet and we have not heard from you. If a child is absent for an extended period, please call their house office to obtain any work assignments.

    The house offices are listed below: 

    • Last Names A-F
      • Assistant Principal: Claire Gowing

      • Location: N127, North Office

      • Office Extension: 4873

      • Office Secretary: Kim Gura

    • Last Names G-N
      • Interim Assistant Principal: Crystal Brooks Dillard

      • Location: C141

      • Office Extension: 4251

      • Office Secretary: Becky Rzeszut

    • Last Names O-Z
      • Assistant Principal: Genia Watson-Brown

      • Location: C155

      • Office Extension: 4610

      • Office Secretary: Ebonique Minter

    Academic / Attendance Office: 440-439-4609


    We encourage parents/guardians to administer medication before and after school; however, if a student must bring medication to school, the following requirements must be met:

    1. A request form must be completed by the parent/guardian and the child's physician before any prescription or non-prescription medication can be given to your child at school.

    2. All medication must be in the original, childproof container.

    3. Each container must have an affixed and legible label with the child's name, name of the medication, dosage, and time of administration.

    4. A new request must be made each school year and, as necessary, for changes in the medication order.

    5. The medication should be brought to the Main Office by the parent/guardian.

    Food Allergies
    If your child has a food allergy and cannot eat certain foods, make sure the school cafeteria has a note from your child’s physician specifying what type of food allergy your child has and the appropriate substitute. Parents may simply call their physician’s office to obtain a note.

    If you change your contact information
    Please remember to notify the Main Office if you change your telephone number, cell phone number, work number or other important information, so that we may get in touch with you in the event of an emergency. If you move anywhere within the school district, you must complete a Residency Affidavit form. This form in available in the Main Office of any school building.