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Bayard Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 656 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2011

Wow, just amazing this school can be. My son gets bullied, tells the adults and what happens? Nothing! I myself had to step in because they would not do anything! You and your child will not feel welcome and will hate this school, never ever go here EVER!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

My daughter was Choiced to this school this year, and so far I feel she is receiving a much better education than she received at the middle school she attended last year. Based on the fact that all the middle schools in the Christina School District failed the state testing for 2009-2010 school year. The school uniform isn't a problem for me of course a pre-teen doesn't want to wear a uniform but tell me what school in delaware on the middle school level doesn't require a student to wear one... children are in school for a learning experience not to walk the runway,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

My son enjoys the teachers and his friends at school. He comes from a private school and has adjusted well into the public school. He is consistently on the honor roll and plans to achieve this goal annually. I truly enjoy the afterschool program called 'Achievement Matters.' The only complaint that I have is that there isn't much homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

this school is horrible! my twin daughters in the 7th grade hated it! they worried more bout the uniform then their education. its much better for them wearin the stuff they have then buyin more and more uniforms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

I personally like the pressure that is put on the kids at Bayard this year. The reason I say this is because all of these kids need discipline. If your kid is dressed according to the dress code there will not be a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

This Is the most worst I have ever had to deal with. I have never seen a school more focus on what a child is wearing than there academics. I have 2 children that attend this school and they never talk about how well they do in class only about what they may get suspended for. The administration staff are like children. I am choice my children out of there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2008

I would say this is one of the worst schools my 7th Grade child has ever been too. All they use is negative reinforcement which makes it a horrible learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2007

My child has hated this school from the start. He is an honor student and does not feel challenged. There are constant behavior issues and disruptions that are usually dealt with by punishing the group of students rather than holding the student responsible accountable for his actions. The leadership in the school is lacking and unresponsive to student needs, which is a shame since there are some really good teachers at the school. As a parent you do not feel welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2005

Bayard Elementary is a wonderful learning institution. I feel that the teachers and school administration have created an atmosphere in which children are taught about respect for authority and each other. I am glad to know that my child is challenged to grow academically, rewarded for outstanding achievement, and made to feel as significant as each and every one of his peers are. I am also glad to see the diversity of the student body at Bayard. The school both encourages and embraces parental involvement and participation. And I am very glad to feel confident that my child is in a school that has taken the steps necessary to ensure his safety at all times.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
13%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
21%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
13%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 73% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
11%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Female46%
Male33%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I40%
Special ed12%
Regular ed51%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English42%

Math

All Students25%
Female29%
Male21%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I25%
Special ed8%
Regular ed32%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English27%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students34%
Female38%
Male30%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I34%
Special ed10%
Regular ed41%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English34%

Math

All Students22%
Female16%
Male27%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I22%
Special ed7%
Regular ed27%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English24%

Social Studies

All Students23%
Female13%
Male29%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I23%
Special ed<=5%
Regular ed29%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English24%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Female44%
Male37%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I41%
Special ed11%
Regular ed49%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English41%

Math

All Students27%
Female29%
Male25%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I27%
Special ed<=5%
Regular ed34%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English29%

Science

All Students7%
Female5%
Male9%
African American<=5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I7%
Special ed<=5%
Regular ed8%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English8%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 73% 32%
Hispanic 22% 12%
White 4% 50%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Orchestra
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
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Wilmington, DE 19805
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