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Bexley Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 343 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted January 23, 2010

BMS is an amazing school. Learning is taken very seriously, while fun activitys are always considered. Fighting between students is very rare, and everyone feels safe coming to this school. The block schedual means more time to work on homework, and a less stressful day. Through out the day each and every student has several chances to meet with any teacher of their choice. Teachers are fair and work hard to make sure every student learns what they need to learn. In addition to all this, the school offers many perks. Free lunch period, fun sports and student lounge are just a few of the fun options.


Posted May 16, 2007

My son 8th grader recently said that while many of his teachers know their subjects very deeply (three of his teachers have PhDs) they are not necessarily effective- developing caring relationships with students, or conducting stimulating classes. Bexley's block scheduling can (and often does) mean an 85 minute lecture. My son, very bright and mature, doesn't have a close relationship to any teacher. As parents, we seldom get any feedback from teachers. On the plus side, there are several opportunities each day to get help or review information, and the intramural offerings at lunch have meant a great deal to my son. His gifted language arts often seems too focused on SAT vocabulary rather than critical thinking, writing and exploring literature. The school focus on testing is the fault of state and national accountability measures. Nevertheless, this is a community that values learning and kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2007

Many of the teachers do not get personally involved with the students, and many are quite distant when it comes to making sure the student has learned the lesson well. The curriculum is cold and uncaring, and the school is overrun with designer tag clad students. Even so, the rigorous honors math program is a plus, along with the gifted language arts class. If you really want your child to learn, you would be wise to fight for the honors math, language arts, and higher language classes. I'm a bit disappointed with the science department, because it's quite easy to coast right through. If you send your children to BMS, make sure they are in the fast-moving classes, because the lower classes are just not up to the desired standards. The current principal is doing a great job, an is slowly trying to pull everything together.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2007

Since my son started 7th grade, it has been quite a challenge, but he has taken on the challenge well and stepped to achieve higher goals for himself. I feel the teachers have provided tremendous feedback and are always willing to give him further instruction upon his request.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

Minority students are not adequately prepared, or school curriculum is not best suited for their needs/talents, even if the child has been reared in predominately upper middle class environments throughout academic career. Thus far, I am not impressed with the Bexley Schools. I have, however, been impressed with one teacher inparticular. Lang. Arts/Social Studies 8th grade teacher seems to give her all in preparing her classes. Other teachers seem to me to just 'be there' and expect the students to come to them versus the teachers intuitively sensing there may be difficulty with the student. Is the student comprehending each lesson? The student ran conference was a waste of time; I sit with my child daily and know what's going on. It's the teachers I needed to visit with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

This school is the best for anyone's child going into middle school. Each grade has a lot of fun during the 2 years.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
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The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

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All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Black, non-Hispanic58%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled67%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanic85%
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Hispanicn/a
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White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled80%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black, non-Hispanic>=95%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled65%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
Black, non-Hispanic91%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial>=95%
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Disabled79%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Black, non-Hispanic55%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled47%
Non-disabled87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

In 2010-2011, this school received an Overall Rating of "Above Expected Growth".

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About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
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Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

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of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value-added estimates from the state of Ohio.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 74%
Black 7% 16%
Two or more races 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Hispanic N/A 4%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/A47%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 13%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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300 South Cassingham Rd
Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: (614) 237-4277

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