Bellows Falls Middle School

Tel: (802)463-4366
Grades: 5-8

253 students

Bellows Falls Middle School serves 253 students in grades 5-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is higher than the VT average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 8%.
Bellows Falls Middle School operates within the Rockingham School District.

Overview

The student population of 253 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 5-8
Total Students 253 students
Bellows Falls Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Bellows Falls Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Bellows Falls Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is equal to the state average of 0.15. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VT) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 10:1
Bellows Falls Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
Bellows Falls Middle School Asian (1991-2012)
Hispanic
1%
1%
Bellows Falls Middle School Hispanic (1995-2012)
Black
3%
2%
Bellows Falls Middle School Black (1991-2012)
White
92%
92%
Bellows Falls Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Bellows Falls Middle School Sch Ethnicity Bellows Falls Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.15 0.15
Bellows Falls Middle School Diversity Score (1991-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
48%
32%
Bellows Falls Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
6%
Bellows Falls Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 634 students has grown by 14% over five years.
School District Name Rockingham School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
1
Number of Students Managed 634 187
Rockingham   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $10 MM $3 MM
Rockingham   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $9 MM $3 MM
Rockingham   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $17,469 $17,340
Rockingham   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,559 $17,254
Rockingham   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, VT Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bellows Falls Uhsd #27 High School (3.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Walpole Middle School (5.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Saxton River Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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