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Bedford Middle School

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Posted January 25, 2014

This school is great for my daughter. Here, she made new friends in a quick second and still is getting an education. The academics are good and the friendships that she has made there, seem to go on forever. I would recommend this school to another parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2011

Great if you have a gifted or child with special needs. There is a great broad middle though that is falling between the cracks. If your not a pushy parent you'd better become one if you or your child wants to be heard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2011

Bedford is an exceptional school with an amazing variety of activities and resources for middle schoolers. The overall quality of teachers is quite high, and they work together in "pods" so younger teachers are working side by side with more experienced teachers. Core class are solid. Other programs (Music, Language, etc) are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2010

and what they say about bedford in safety and discipline is wrong discrimination and crude Jewish jokes run ramped in the halls along with retard jokes a place were students are shuned to sit alone at lunch! from a 2009- 2010 7th grade student
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2008

Bedford is absolutely a good to great school. The staff are generally knowledgeable, with some exceptions, and care about the students. The gifted program has an amazing teacher in Kerstin Warner and the history department is especially good under the leadership of Lynn Washington, who is also a brilliant teacher. The music programs are fantastic, and the chamber orchestra and jazz band are filled with opportunities and gifted musicians. The play provides a great opportunity and is at a very high level. While gifted students will not be challenged in all of the classes, the staff certainly make an effort to work with students to challenge them. I absolutely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2006

As an eighth grade student at Bedford Middle, I greatly enjoy the academic opportunities offered as far as the classes (class size is excellent-14-24 students- despite the large grade) and helpful teachers. The 'pod' system works very well to create a strong team atmosphere and group support. This class arrangement breakes the large grade into smaller teams of 80 or so children. The teachers work with us as a whole to prevent bullying and if there is a problem they try their hardest to work it out as soon as possible. The three years I have spent here have been positive and educational. The 'mean girl' issue which another review had addressed is one that occurs in all schools, public and private, large or small. Bedford has dealt with any issues in a timely and appropriate fashion, making sure no one is feeling stressed about their environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2006

The quality of the educational programs are top notch, comparable to a private school our daughter attended previously. The physical plant is superior as well. The teachers are excellent. My complaint is that it is a large school and that the daily schedule changes every day of the week. Also, the administration does little to address 'mean girl' problems, relational bullying which is widespread at the school. That issue alone makes the school unsafe and stressful for many children. If we had it to do over again, we would not send her to this school for that reason alone. At a certain point if the environment is too stressful, the kids stop learning no matter how good the teaching is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2005

BMS has a great teaching staff that really gets into my head when they are teaching a lesson. They have a school play which is lots of fun for every one. Their are inturmerals with the great P.E. Teachers compeditive to uncompeditive it's great to see every one get along while they learn a knew things and stay in shape. The parents get so involved in the pta I see them all the time at school. They can orginize speacial meetings with the principals or any of the teachers just to see how their child is doing. And it has an all around good enviroment for learning getting to know eachother and learning lifelessons every step of the way! I love BMS! It is the greatest school ever!
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian American100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian American100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Writing

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian American100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities81%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities85%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities86%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Writing

All Students96%
Female98%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities91%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students97%
Female99%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities81%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students97%
Female99%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Science

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Writing

All Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Westport, CT 06980
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