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Bedford Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 542 students

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Posted March 27, 2012

I have on numerous occasions asked the staff to help with my child's lack of organizational skills due to ADHD. They were all promises but did nothing. My child's grade was a full letter grade down from what it should've been because this lack of help and caring. We now have our home for sale just to get away from Bedford County Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2012

Me and My Brother HATE this School Teachers weren't nice to us we were in the office every single day we were very good kids never ever got in trouble til they went there.


Posted August 10, 2009

I am going into 8th grade at the school. I like it, there's no real major problems except one teacher who does nothing with her class, you sit silently for an hour everyday reading a finance book, then on Fridays you take tests about the book. It is the dullest experience imaginable. A lot of kids don't like the vice principle, but honestly he's not that bad if you think about it. I like the school overall, but there needs to be more extracurricular activities besides sports, a few after school clubs couldn't hurt.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2008

I think the staff is doing the best they can. The principal is great and most of the teachers are too. Yes there could be alot of improvements but that takes time and hard work. The staff are not the only ones who need to improve it is parents too. I am a parent and i know that not alot of parents get involved, but then they want to blame the staff. Well the parents need to help out and be supportive to techers can't be expected to do it on there own. Parents need to step up to the plate too and be responsible for there actions or lack of.All i am saying is we all need to work together for our children and there futures because unless your willing to help with the problems you should not say a word abuot the problems. we need everyone to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

One might think this school could get it together with a higher teacher to student ratio (12 students per teacher), but that's not the case. They've done such a poor job with my child with learning disabilities that we're looking to bail ship. Don't let the same fate happen to your child. Get away!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2007

I was a student at bedford middle school (I am about to go to liberty high)but I do know a lot about this school. It is an ok school, but besides sports, there are not any extraciricular activities or gifed education activities(tag)discipline is ok(not the greastest ad nt the worst), but overall the school is very dull and boring.At bedford middle you dont have a motive because there are no rewards avaiable.It is in the middle (finacially) of the 3 middle schools in the county.
—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.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 74% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 86% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 75% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 71% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 70% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students71%
Female students66%
Male students76%
Black students39%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students64%
Female students60%
Male students69%
Black students44%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students66%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students69%
Female students71%
Male students66%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
White students69%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students38%
Female students37%
Male students38%
Black students21%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students41%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities38%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English38%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students63%
Female students67%
Male students60%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students64%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English63%

English: Writing

All Students66%
Female students73%
Male students60%
Black students54%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students68%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students47%
Female students52%
Male students43%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students46%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English47%

Science

All Students46%
Female students37%
Male students54%
Black students43%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students47%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students87%
Female students87%
Male students87%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English87%

Geometry

All Students89%
Female students85%
Male students94%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

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

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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503 Longwood Ave
Bedford, VA 24523
Phone: (540) 586-7735

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