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Ross A. Lurgio Middle School

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 8, 2014

Just a follow up and a fair warning... The town of Bedford is RICH!!! There is a large gap in bedford between Upper and middle class families. Now, this coming from an 8th grader that knows a lot. You won't get bullied over how much money you have, but, you'll hear A LOT of things that most can't afford. (Lambo's, Bugatti's, Tesla's, etc) The best teacher I think would have to be Mr. Demers. THE BEST. He is actually funny and knows our generation and makes fun of it well. And throws Nerf Footballs at everyone (No one has gotten hurt! lol)


Posted October 2, 2013

im not sure if i should go to this school because i hate bullies and want to stay at hillside middle school but im moving soo can somebody tell me if ral is better than hillside:(i dont want to get bullied.......please


Posted April 3, 2013

After a great experience at McKelvie Intermediate School, we have been sorely disappointed with Lurgio Middle School. Our daughter has liked a couple of her teachers, but overall we have seen very little evidence of either her mind or personality being challenged at this school. Pretty much the only time we receive any communication from teachers is when the next check is due for the latest class project or field trip and nearly every day our daughter comes home to report having had another substitute teacher or watched another movie. The couple of times we have sought help from the administration, they have either been completely dismissive or completely unresponsive. Perhaps they are too busy enforcing or further revising the dress code. I will be very happy when my daughter moves on from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2012

I currently go to Ross A. Lurgio Middles School and I love it here! The teachers are very nice and do anything they can to help you out if your struggling.The classes are enjoyable and teachers do their best to make them interesting.My principle and vice principle are very nice too.They are fun to be around and will check in on us from time to time to see how we are doing. In the past their have been a couple bullying issues I have heard about but it is taken very seriously and today and I don't know anyone who has had trouble here.The guidence teachers are also very nice and can help you out if you need it.There are a lot of clubs and sports here as well from anything to cheerleading to football or plays and band. My favorite class is I.A (Intagrated Arts) where you have classes that switch off every month or so. The classes are Art, Health,Tech ed, F.A.C.S (family and consumer science), and music.The classes can be challenging but are not to hard. There are advanced writing and Math classes, but not everyone takes them. I have plenty of friends who are just taking regular math or language arts. Overall I think RAL is an excellent school and reccomend it to everyone. :D


Posted August 25, 2011

They do an okay job with middle schoolers at RAL. There are some wonderful teachers, and a handful who are shuffled around every year to offset parent complaints. Placement into pods is the real issue in this school: there seems to be no real consideration for students outside of the high math kids and those with special needs. Communication is an issue - it is often last minute and could absolutely improve. For a school that touts 'We know middle schoolers,' I have not been impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

A great school. Children are challenged academically and there are opportunities for higher achievers. Bullying is an issue that is taken seriously and constantly addressed in this school and school district
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2011

School is fine since i went there. good place to go and lots of great oppurtunities!


Posted January 21, 2011

My little sister had a huge problem with bullies in this school which was definitely an issue. It was so hard being in the High school and hearing about the horrible things that these kids did to her and not being able to help what so ever. I know middle school is always full of bullies, but honestly, an effort needs to be made to stop this instead of the staff over-looking it.


Posted December 8, 2010

My son really struggled and his teachers all went above and beyond anything that they would be required to do to try and help him. From coming in early, staying late. I could go on and on for a month and never tell you everything. Top Notch we moved here for the school system and it was the best move we ever made.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 69% in 2014.

384 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

384 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
81%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2014.

377 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

377 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2012.

347 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2014.

375 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male89%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian93%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial100%
White (non-Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability44%
Without educational disability95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian100%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial91%
White (non-Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Title I program (current)45%
With educational disability51%
Without educational disability91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

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

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

Math

All Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian90%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial82%
White (non-Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability36%
Without educational disability89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant84%

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian90%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial91%
White (non-Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability44%
Without educational disability95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

Writing

All Students73%
Female83%
Male65%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic)n/a
Asian75%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracial73%
White (non-Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Title I program (current)n/a
With educational disability22%
Without educational disability78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 New Hampshire used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing. The NECAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Hampshire. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

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

Source: New Hampshire Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/A26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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47a Nashua Rd
Bedford, NH 03110
Phone: (603) 310-9100

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