T. Benton Gayle Middle School

T. Benton Gayle Middle School serves 906 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the VA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.
T. Benton Gayle Middle School operates within the Stafford County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 906 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 906 students
T. Benton Gayle Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
T. Benton Gayle Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade T. Benton Gayle Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.84. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
T. Benton Gayle Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
6%
T. Benton Gayle Middle School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
12%
12%
T. Benton Gayle Middle School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
27%
25%
T. Benton Gayle Middle School Black (1993-2012)
White
50%
53%
T. Benton Gayle Middle School White (1993-2012)
All Ethnic Groups T. Benton Gayle Middle School Sch Ethnicity T. Benton Gayle 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.
0.66 0.84
T. Benton Gayle Middle School Diversity Score (1993-2012)
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.
16%
32%
T. Benton Gayle 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.
5%
7%
T. Benton Gayle Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 27,296 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Stafford County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
30
8
Number of Students Managed 27,296 3,801
Stafford County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $266 MM $43 MM
Stafford County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $272 MM $42 MM
Stafford County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,919 $11,282
Stafford County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,126 $11,065
Stafford County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Stafford Senior High School (1.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Edward E. Drew Junior Middle School (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rocky Run Elementary School (2.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Fredericksburg Stafford Senior High School
    33 Stafford Indian Ln
    Fredericksburg , VA , 22405
    (540)371-7200
    1.8  mi  |  1940  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Fredericksburg Rocky Run Elementary School
    95 Reservoir Rd
    Fredericksburg , VA , 22406
    (540)286-1956
    2.1  mi  |  824  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Falmouth Edward E. Drew Junior Middle School
    501 Cambridge St
    Falmouth , VA , 22405
    (540)371-1415
    2.6  mi  |  461  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Falmouth Falmouth Elementary School
    1000 Forbes St
    Falmouth , VA , 22405
    (540)373-7458
    2.9  mi  |  486  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Fredericksburg Conway Elementary School
    105 Primmer House Rd
    Fredericksburg , VA , 22405
    (540)361-1455
    3.6  mi  |  903  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 30, 2009 - I feel that for a Middle School this one of Stafford County best. My child has completed 3 years and my other child will be entering next year. The new principle is doing his best. Although the school nurse needs to learn how to weed out those that are class cutters from those that are truly sick. This prepares the students for high school very well. - Posted by Parent

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