Bedford (Gunning) Middle School

801 Cox Neck Road
New Castle, DE 19720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Bedford (Gunning) Middle School serves 1,164 students in grades 6-8.
Bedford (Gunning) Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 27%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,164 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in DE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

School Overview

Bedford (Gunning) Middle School's student population of 1,164 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,164 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
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School Rankings

Bedford (Gunning) Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 196 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Bedford (Gunning) Middle School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#120 out of 196 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
27%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
14%
19%
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Black
49%
30%
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White
31%
42%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
6%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bedford (Gunning) Middle School's ranking?
Bedford (Gunning) Middle School is ranked #120 out of 196 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Delaware.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 27% DE state average), while 38% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% DE state average).
How many students attend Bedford (Gunning) Middle School?
1,164 students attend Bedford (Gunning) Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
49% of Bedford (Gunning) Middle School students are Black, 31% of students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Bedford (Gunning) Middle School?
Bedford (Gunning) Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Delaware state average of 14:1.
What grades does Bedford (Gunning) Middle School offer ?
Bedford (Gunning) Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Bedford (Gunning) Middle School part of?
Bedford (Gunning) Middle School is part of Colonial School District.

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,164 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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