Bell Multicultural High School
Bell Multicultural High School is a public school located in the neighborhood of Columbia Heights in Washington, D.C., United States. Bell Multicultural is a part of the District of Columbia Public Schools. As of May 2008[update], the principal is Maria Tukeva.
Students are required to take classes in either Spanish or French with the goal of becoming proficient in that language. All students are required to take two Advanced Placement classes, one in English literature and one in English language.ref>Matthews, Jay. Embracing the Challenge of AP English for All Students. The Washington Post. 2008-04-14.</ref> Some students spend part of their school day taking classes at the University of the District of Columbia in pursuit of graduating with both a high school degree and an associates degree.
In 2008, Newsweek ranked Bell Multicultural the 77th best high school in the United States, and 12th in the D.C. metropolitan area. Newsweek ranked schools by the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2007 divided by the number of graduating seniors. Bell Multicultural's ratio was 3.888. It was the only District school to rank in the top 100. In the Washington Post's 2007 Challenge Index, Bell Multicultural was ranked 13th in the region and 319th in the nation.
The current Bell Multicultural High School building was built in 2006 to replace the old Bell Multicultural High School.
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